Minnesota Sounds and Voices: Jef VanSyoc, blacksmith

Jef VanSyoc
Thirty-eight year old Jef VanSyoc is a south Minneapolis artist blacksmith. He owns and operates VanMadrone Metalworks, located in the former Purity Bakery Company building.
Photo courtesy Kimberly VanSyoc-Lapainis

Minnesota Sounds and Voices reporter Dan Olson wondered, Who has the hottest job in the hot weather this summer?

He found one possibility in an artist's workshop in south Minneapolis, with blacksmith Jef VanSyoc, owner of Vanmadrone.

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