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Maker Nation

Maker Nation: Iron & Resin

Lindsay Patross

In this episode, host Ashley Adams profiles makers in Pittsburgh and Boston. 

The Barefoot Forge: Blacksmith classes & wedding rings

Craig Cowen runs The Barefoot Forge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Craig likes to inspire creativity through making. The Barefoot Forge offers blacksmithing classes and a class to make your own wedding bands. 

Follow: @thebarefootforgeon Instagram.

The Pranal Arts: Resin art inspired by cancer research

Next, Ashley heads to Winchester Massachusetts, just 10 miles north of Boston to meet Pranal Dakle. Pranal is a scientist in the field of Immuno-Oncology. His artwork is inspired by the colors and patterns he sees under the microscope. In addition to creating resin artwork, Pranal also uses resin to preserve flowers from special occasions

Follow: @pranal_arts on Instagram.

Maker Spotlight 

Danielle Sparks // Dallas, Texas

Danielle creates bold wall murals in homes and public places. 

Follow @madebydannielle on Instagram.

Humadorables by Susan // Tampa, Florida

Susan Jordan transforms cigar boxes into one-of-a-kind purses. 

Follow: @humidorablesbysusan on Instagram.

More stories

True crime stories from local communities

Two serial killers whose chilling crimes left their communities devastated.

Ed and Day in the ‘Burgh

Comedians, podcasters and craft beer enthusiasts Ed Bailey and Day Bracey explore hot spots, hidden gems and the best places to grab a cold brew in the ‘Burgh.

Beyond Bargain Books: A Peek into Boston’s Oldest Bookstore

Located on West Street, Brattle Bookshop is one of the oldest used and antique bookstores in the country. 

More Than a Cup of Joe: Boston’s Best Boutique Cafes

In Boston, a great cup of coffee is just around the corner. Here are a few special coffee shops you can try. 

12 Binge-Worthy Boston Movies to Cozy Up With This Winter

Pahk yah cah, grab a beer, and escape with these Boston-based hits.

Ain’t Dere No More: Canal Street’s Dime a Dozen store

In 1884, Robinson’s Mammoth Dime Museum and Theatre opened on Canal Street, housing novelties and variety acts daily for a thin dime.

Gov. Esteban Miró: The Man who Remade New Orleans

Esteban Miro, the longest serving governor of the Louisiana colony, implemented numerous policies during his tenure to make New Orleans a thriving port city.

What is Very Local?

Looking for a Dong Phuong king cake but can’t get to the East? Here’s a list of places that have them.

Live on the Westbank but still want to get a Dong Phuong king cake? No worries.

Eat Play Stay: Time Travel to Lancaster, PA

Relive the ’50s, sip smokin’ cocktails, and discover salty licorice fish in Amish country’s hidden gem.

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