Pat Quinn: The Modern Day Blacksmith

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Pat Quinn is the Executive Director of The Center for Metal Arts in Johnstown PA. This in-depth interview is a journey of growth, where crucial lessons were learned at each stop and influenced Pat’s work as well his personal direction. I don’t remember an episode that was so complete in the story of a guest. The interesting thing it feels like just a rest stop in the development of one of the very few people who to me exemplifies the question I’ve had for years: “What is the role of the Modern Day Blacksmith”. We had a good time putting a timeline together of a shared history where our lives intersected coincidently. Pat will be back for sure. Give this a listen. 

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