Ryan Tuck is a man who has a deep appreciation for traditional skills and knowledge of old world craftsmanship.
Known simply as "Tuck" to those close to him, he started his interest in metal forging while attending farrier school in 2000 in Clare, Michigan. The fundamental skills learned that winter developed into a keen interest for making small novelties for friends and family, as well as the confidence to learn and apply more techniques in the years to come.
Always seeking mentors to aid in the progress of his craft, Tuck was introduced to Kevin Johnson, owner of "The Iron Studio" in Knoxville, TN, through their mutual friend, and blacksmith, H. Kent Hepworth in 2016. With 17 years of experience to draw on, Tuck now devotes his time and talents to "Iron For The Home" in an effort to bring his own personal brand of art into the lives of those who appreciate it. He feels very fortunate to be one of the blessed few who does what he loves for a living. No job is too small, and no detail too trivial to deserve his attention to make every piece a standard of quality.