The Novelist-Turned-Coppersmith On A Mission To Save A Heritage Trade

As a successful wedding planner, Sara Dahmen found writing novels in her spare time a diversion from her busy day job. But her hobby also took her career on an unexpected turn, to her current role as a coppersmith, building and restoring authentic cookware. More than just a job, her business House Copper & Cookware has also inadvertently turned into a life’s work to save a heritage trade from disappearing.

Dahmen grew up in a small village in the middle of Wisconsin and went to college at Marquette University in Milwaukee. After graduating, she worked in advertising for a few years while developing a side hustle, a wedding

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