To contact Clay Beardshear, owner of Live Oak Ironworks, please feel free to call or email at
Clay is originally from the Midwest, but has moved around the country, having earned his BFA in Savannah, Georgia, after which he began working metal professionally. Eventually moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico, he took a job in an local forge, working for several years as a production blacksmith and fabricator for several of the nation's finest furniture companies. It was there that the desire to open his own company was born. Roughly one year after relocating to Minneapolis, Live Oak Ironworks was opened, realizing his dream of shaping fine iron under his own mantel.