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Philadelphia was once known as “The Workshop of the World” because of it’s bustling community of artists and crafts people. History seems to be repeating itself. John Rais, a metal fabricator who is featured in this Paperclips215 series entitled “Philadelphia’s New Creative Transplants”, exemplifies the personalities that are making Philadelphia relevant again in this space and the gravity that can surround a vibrant artisan community drawing not only other artists but paying customers seeking their talents.