CHristopher THomson Master of the SOuthwest

Awards & Recognition


View Christopher Thomson's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Phoenix Home and Garden

Masters of the Southwest Issue, Man of Metal

by Gussie Fontleroy

March 2007



Architectural Ironwork

Dona Z. Meilach will feature CTI fencing, gates and hardware
June 2001


The Contemporary Blacksmith
by Dona A. Meilach featured CTI furniture
June 2000


Featured Artist
"Modern Masters," Home & Garden Cable TV Channel, Series Premiere
October 2000


National Hispanic Cultural Center Commission
Design and forging of overscale Door Handles


Niche Award Winner for Dinner Party Table
December 1998


Niche Award Finalist in two categories
Wave Bed and Dinner Party Table
November 1998


The Anvil's Ring
Wave Bed and Dinner Party Table featured on front and back cover
Spring 1998

La Fonda
Santa Fe, NM
Modernized Mary Colter floor lamps for all rooms and furnished lighting for new rooftop luxury suites


Best of Show in Furniture
Santa Fe Furniture Expo, Santa Fe, NM
June 1997


The Crafts Report
Cover photo and feature article, "Inspiration from Within", by Noelle Backer
February 1997

Sources and Design
Feature article, "The Fire Within, New Mexico's Christopher Thomson Ironworks"
Summer 1996
Architectural Digest article, "Man of Steel"
July 1996


Seret's 101 Nights
Bed and Breakfast Accommodations, Sante Fe, NM
Furnished luxury old world suites with hinged wall sconces, floor lamps, fireplace tools, and log holders, railings, and door hardware



Rio Grande High Style
Featured Western artists

June 1995


Western Design
M. J. Van De Venter, full page color photo of patio table and chairs and garden gate photo.

December 1995


Red Sage Restaurant, Washington, D.C.
Railings, sconces, fireplace accessories, bar and table lamps, pastry table, lizard door handles.
1992 & 1994