Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows

Barry Wheeler, Artist Blacksmith

Clip: Season 3 | 7m 30s

Barry Wheeler is a fourth-generation blacksmith who learned his art from his maternal grandfather who was a machinist. At age five he made his first blacksmithing piece. In 2001, he began focusing on artistic blacksmithing by creating small reproductions of cannons and tanks that shoot. Additional creations are whimsical, kinetic, three-dimensional forms that interact with the viewer.

Aired: 02/23/18

Rating: TV-PG

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