ANDERSON — “Every creative person needs their space,” said Larry Lawson, local artist and owner of Anderson Ironworks and Woodcraft Design.
Lawson has found his at 1710 Locust St. in Anderson, a more-than-100-year-old industrial building that still contains many of the tools from its past as a forge and ironworks on Anderson’s west side, where he creates sculptures and custom furniture.
In the future, he plans to share that space with other artists, DIYers and anybody with an interest in creating something.
He earned a fine arts degree from Ball State University after leaving the Army and now pursues his passion for art full-time after retiring from the postal service.
Along the way, he’s been an author, sculptor, painter and photographer. The challenge for an artist is to discover their own creative identity, Lawson said.