About Tommy (artisan)
I received my bachelor of landscape architecture degree from Clemson University. After practicing for several years in Asheville, North Carolina, I transitioned into full-time graphic design.
Originally from West Virginia, I moved to South Carolina as a child. I currently live in Greenville with my wife Lucy, and our three boys, Maclaren, 8, Owen, 4, and Bear, 2. We live in a farmhouse built in 1895 that provides constant inspiration for our family and work lives.
About Lucy (designer)
I grew up in Greenville, SC and attended Clemson University where I received a Bachelors in Psychology along with a membership in the Athletic Hall of Fame (Rowing). I have been the Youth and Recreation Minister at Earle Street Baptist Church since graduating from Clemson. I have also enjoyed working part time at Pottery Barn which has given me an opportunity to practice designing. We have the unique blessing of living in an 1895 farmhouse which is a constant source of inspiration for Overton Iron Works.
Using materials hand-salvaged from historic homes, local barns and other locations long abandoned by modern society, I provide new life to the forgotten and discarded. From custom lighting and decorative wall art to headboards and benches, my desire is to create form, function and beauty from the pieces that society has marginalized and left to deteriorate.
Having grown up in the mountains of West Virginia and farms of South Carolina, I have a deep appreciation of work done by hand with simple materials like wood and iron. In my world, there is no substitute for traditional craftsmanship.
My style is constantly evolving and is dependent on what materials I have available at the time. No two pieces I produce will be exactly the same, and the character that resides in reclaimed elements cannot be reproduced with modern techniques. I adhere to folk style sensibilities that allow us to find joy in imperfections and the freedom of creative expression.