Water poured on the fire (forge)
Sprinkling water is poured on the hearth helps to concentrate the flame and prevents it from spreading too much.
Sound : water is sprinckled on the fire with the wind system of the forge
A blacksmith, Felix Dawlat has come to this job trough agriculture and the need to use appropriate tools which often have to be created by the farmer himself. He trained at the Farrier school of Anderlecht (Brussels) and as an Apprentice at a private blacksmith. Today, he is working in a collective workshop in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek which he shares with other artisans (two luthiers, two ceramists, a bookbinder,…). Felix sometimes creates some of their tools for them.
Sound recordist : Gaëlle Courtois / La Fonderie, Brussels