Member of Toe River Arts Council
Member of Yancey County/Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
Recently featured by the Asheville Citizen Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/2017/11/24/wood-and-metal-burnsville-artist-crafts-his-vision-and-his-tools/800620001/
MW Studios is the home of Mark Woodham. Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, an old Napa Auto parts building in Burnsville has been transformed into a wood and metalworking shop specializing in furniture, sculpture, and functional accessories. The building houses the workshop in the back portion, and features a spacious gallery in the front. In addition to showcasing the works in metal and wood.
The mission of MW Studios is to create beautiful experiences… through the artists’ expression and innovation, the viewer’s encounter of the artwork.
Mark Woodham is new to western North Carolina as a wood and metalworker, but is no stranger to the arts business. For 25 years, Woodham was an owner and glassblower at a studio in Columbia, SC and during that time, he engaged in wood and metalworking as a hobby in which he felt truly expressive. In early 2017, Woodham made the leap from hot glass in the Midlands of South Carolina to organic woodgrain and cool metal lines in the mountains of Burnsville, NC. His work focuses on the union of wood and metal to create furniture, functional accessories, and sculpture that is suitable for in the home and outdoors. With reverence for the subject matter, Woodham is inspired by flora, fauna, and cultural artifacts. When not working in the shop, Mark is busy thinking about what to work on next at the shop. He also loves to enjoy the outdoors (especially with his son and daughter), work out, is a new practitioner of yoga, and has an undiscriminating passion for cheese.