Schramm was one of pre-war Germanys great artist-blacksmiths
not only let his art speak for his ideals, but who shared
his ideals out of concern
for the craft. For two years Francis Whitaker was an apprentice
in Schramm's shop and was later responsible for having
these fascinating stories translated. These books provide
us with the philosophy of his craft, sharing the integrity
and enthusiasm that he had for his work at the forge.
is a book for those who seek to understand a man of ideals
and ideas, from whom we all can learn. Whitaker reviewed the
final translations and provided a foreword for this edition.
Translated by Robert A. Ruhloff, he says, "Schramm's
words in The Artist- Blacksmith's Craft speak to blacksmiths
today with just as much importance as they did when he wrote
at the age of seventy.
64 pages, Paperback, B&W, © 2012
Order Number: AP-SJ268.....$12.95
Life as Artist-Blacksmith
in 1941, this is the literary legacy of Julius Schramm offers
a strong encouragement for renewal here in the United States
just as he did during his day in Germany. Whitaker
proudly carried on this tradition of blacksmithing and provided
the final words on the contributions made by Julius Schramm:
We all took great pains to satisfy the master and in
return had our own satisfaction in doing a fine job. A year
with Yellin, two years with Schramm, set the pattern for the
rest of my life
The pursuit of perfection.
104 pages, Paperback, B&W, © 2012
Order Number: AP-SJ275......$18.95