Carley Eisenberg – Iron Mountain Forge

Blacksmith, Carley Eisenberg, draws on her background in wood, glass, and fabrics, but metal is the main inspiration for her creations. An education in interior design pushed this artist into a career in woodworking and cabinetry. Unfulfilled by woodworking, she set her sights on a MFA in furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she fell in love with steel. Carley is inspired by working with metal itself, but finds that her love of fairy tales drives her creative force.

Eisenberg came to Asheville because she loves the culture of Western North Carolina — for her, Asheville offers an artistic community that she can both identify and collaborate with.
Carley’s work can be found on her website at, or on her Etsy site at She is easily contacted by email at On January 26, 2015, Carley made her television debut on HGTV’s Ellen Degeneres’ Furniture Design Show. The show airs on Monday nights.