Founded in 2007 by Tom Gibson in the Asheville River Arts District, Ironwood Studios is a collaborative force of artists, striving to bring old-world elegance and craftsmanship to the modern day client. Ironwood Studios is a fully equipped woodworking shop and licensed contractor, with the capacity to complete large-scale projects in-house. Clients may visit the shop by appointment.
A graduate of Hampshire College, Tom Gibson earned a B.A. in Architectural Acoustics, with a practical knowledge in woodworking and design. He has qualifications in CAD and hand drafting and is a licensed contractor. His largest project to date involved the complete renovation of 58 Park Square, a mill house from the 1900’s located in the River Arts Chicken Hill community. Tom’s mission was to revive the charm of the original house while applying modern practices such as solar panels, radiant floor heating, and using locally salvaged environmentally conscious materials. Tom brings the experiential knowledge of working hands-on with projects from all sizes.