Lucas House, co-founder

Lucas House fell in love with metal in his very first high school welding class. Eighteen years later, he works metal at his own custom and artistic studio, IronHouse Forge, and has discovered that the only thing better than working the anvil every day is helping others learn to do the same.

A graduate of NC State University’s College of Design, Lucas has taught metal and blacksmithing classes at Central Carolina Community College and John C. Campbell Folk School. He has also taught served as an assistant in the iron studio at Penland School of Crafts, where he has taken a number of classes over the years.

These experiences have instilled within Lucas a deep appreciation for building within a community setting, and IronHouse Forge has operated out of the collective Antfarm Studios since he first opened in 2002.

While Lucas is interested in all of metalworking, he specializes in forging and fabricating. His favorite metals to work with are bronze and steel. Click on the link below to see his work.