Ironwood Industries


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The Evolution of Ironwood Industries

For years, Ironwood Industries has been a small but mighty powerhouse of craft and design in Texas. Founded in Austin in 1995, Ironwood immediately established itself as an avant-garde design house and custom studio. Bursting at the seams, Ironwood relocated to Coupland, Texas in 1999 and continued designing and building one-of-a-kind projects for residential, commercial, and public spaces. The studio completed countless projects for discerning clients in Texas as well as the East Coast, the West Coast, Canada, and Korea. Now, Ironwood has evolved into a design house that specializes in sculptural objects and architectural elements along with architectural hardware from the world’s leading hardware manufacturers. The studio has an ever-evolving inventory of original furniture and sculpture. These unique pieces are regularly exhibited in galleries and museums around the country with a growing roster of private collectors near and far. Plus, the studio has in-house design services for expert assistance with architectural hardware for residential and commercial projects. These days, Ironwood continues to operate in downtown Coupland with a showroom in downtown Taylor and a remote studio in Marfa, Texas.

Jessica Mason | Registered Interior Designer and Architectural Hardware Specialist

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Jessica Mason is the co-owner of Ironwood Industries. Born in Houston, Texas, Jessica graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Interior Design. After college, she began working for established residential design firms and industry suppliers where she discovered her interest in product design in general and architectural hardware in particular. In 2020, Jessica passed the NCIDQ Exams to become a Registered Interior Designer. Now, in her role as Architectural Hardware Specialist, Jessica combines her love of design with the subtle intricacies and functional beauty of decorative hardware. As a designer, she believes that design can truly impact lives because it has the power to heal, empower, and bring joy. Jessica regularly volunteers her time to help charitable organizations – including the Salvation Army, the Center for Child Protection, and Community First Village, to name a few. She also served on the Texas Board of the American Society of Interior Designers – always promoting the power of design. When she’s not in her showroom, you can usually find her cooking, reading, or glued to a jigsaw puzzle.


Wells Mason | Designer and Sculptor

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Wells Mason is the founder of Ironwood Industries. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and attended the University of Texas at Austin. Wells studied English Literature and Psychology and he graduated with Honors. After college, he initially founded Life Furnishings to pursue furniture making, then he later established Ironwood Industries to pursue not just furniture but other architectural elements along with sculpture. Over the course of his career, Wells has designed everything from custom furniture to public sculpture, decorative lighting to commercial signage, ornamental ironwork to high-end millwork. His furniture has won local and national awards, his art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country, and his studio has been featured in numerous regional, national, and international publications. These days, Wells focuses on carefully designed sculptural objects and architectural elements. As a designer, he’s especially interested in reclaimed materials and the principles of sustainable design. As a sculptor, he gravitates towards conceptual art with an intellectual component. When he’s not in his studio, Wells is active in his community with a history of impossible-sounding projects and a litany of surprising roles. He also enjoys poetry, skateboarding, and chicory coffee.