Iron Willow features the hand crafted artwork of Thomas and Barbara Tankersley. Everything you find on the site is one of a kind, original art. Tom's pieces include hand-forged steel sculpture, with each piece made by heating and pounding the steel into shape. He also works in Fresco Sculpting clay with a combination of steel and clay. His sculptures are very detailed and represent subject matter from the old west, the sea, nature, humans, brick miniature scenes and animals. Tom also makes rustic home furnishings and garden gates from reclaimed wood. There are several pieces available and he also does commission work in the art, furniture and gates.
Barbara works in concrete infused with pigment which she calls 'Crete' a unique style of work that is safe outdoors. She also does watercolor and acrylic whimsical paintings. Click on the Gallery page to view the artwork.
If you are visiting the central coast of California and would like to visit the artist's working studio, please call us for an appointment 530-344-7859. We are located in the east village of the beautiful seaside community of Cambria. If you can't get to the coast, we hope you will enjoy scrolling though the sampling of artwork on the site. Feel free to email if you'd like more info on any of the works you see.