Carson Terry is an iron worker and native Arizonian who has studied iron and metalwork at both the Penland School of Arts and Crafts and the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts. Terry currently resides in Tucson Arizona. The proliferation of manufactured goods in contemporary culture has prompted Terry's interest in the shift of the unique continuity of crafted objects and the disconnected disposability of something mass produced. Terry started making metal smithed versions of practical objects including forks, spoons, combs, and salt and pepper shakers. In recreating common wares to differentiate form and content from expendable consumption Terry aims to construct objects that carry a practical permanence and bring new value to their function.