Posted on October 30th, 2010 under: Jewelry Boxes by: admin | Comments Off
Posted on October 1st, 2010 under: Furniture by: David | Comments Off
Here are some beautiful handmade jewelry boxes made from aspen. They are available in small 4in size, medium 6 or 7 inch, and large 10 inch boxes. We’ve been having fun with some new finish colors. …read more…
Posted on June 28th, 2010 under: Furniture by: David | Comments Off
TaosJazz Credenza by David Mapes. Taos Mountain in the Fall with Aspens and Hollyhocks. Wood, Tin, Acrylic, Patina and 23k Gold leaf. 19d x 60w x 35 Tall. The inside is nicely finished in black with an adjustable shelf on each side. …read more…
Posted on June 1st, 2010 under: Furniture by: David | Comments Off
New pieces of beautifully hand-crafted furniture are ready and on display now at 3 locations in Taos, New Mexico. Please call for an appointment and directions.
The new pieces include 3-drawer mini-dressers or night stands, full sized 5-drawer dressers, beautiful end tables, credenzas and cupboards.
All furniture is handmade in Taos by David Mapes. …read more…
Posted on March 11th, 2010 under: Uncategorized by: David | Comments Off
After thinking about this for no less than three years, I finally put some of my tin work in a frame. I kept the first one simple, hollyhocks with a simple patina. The frame matches one of the red finishes I use on some TaosJazz pieces, but with the addition of a little crackle. 14″ x 15″
Posted on March 6th, 2010 under: Uncategorized by: David | Comments Off
The new piece has been in the window for the last few days and really stands out. After I embossed the tin-plate, I decided to go ahead and add color. Usually when I add color to my tin designs, it is subtle and muted. On this one I wanted to put gold leaf in the Aspen leaves, which meant that the hollyhocks needed some color also. I decided to use oil colors so there would be some texture in the painting and boy are the colors bright! By adding and taking away patina I was able to create some shadowing mostly on the Aspen trunks and the third element, the mountain. While this turned out to be a departure from my usual treatment of tin designs, I look forward to incorporating my new tricks into future projects.
Posted on March 3rd, 2010 under: Uncategorized by: David | Comments Off
I have had a tall TaosJazz cabinet made and ready for me to do the tin work for over a year now. I was determined to take the tin to a new level, a design with a more complicated composition, but I was stuck, intimidated by the process of turning a blank piece of metal into the new vision I had for it. Today I took advantage of a consultation from Pat Woodall, a local artist who offers lessons from his gallery/studio on the main road here in Taos. Now I am ready to go, won’t stop today until it is done. Mission: get the new piece in the downtown furniture display window this weekend.
Posted on February 20th, 2010 under: Uncategorized by: David | Comments Off
March specials are posted. The new pieces are on display now in our window downtown.
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Posted on February 16th, 2010 under: Uncategorized by: David | No Comments
Staging a great window in a great place in a spectacular way is rewarding. Ideas are outpacing production.
The pieces in there now are bright, beautiful and more are on the way.
Posted on February 13th, 2010 under: Uncategorized by: David | Comments Off
The window is alive with beautiful pieces. It’s great to be right downtown, the neighbors are friendly and we now have a venue where more people can see our furniture. The plan is to make it a permanent space with regular hours, right now it is a window display available by appointment:
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The new window display is at 111 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in downtown Taos. The first pieces to go in will be Designs by Geraint Smith and TaosJazz by David Mapes. Also featured will be New Mexico Furniture’s Contemporary Southwest Styles, including a magnificent large black chest of drawers. There are a few pieces in the window now. The window washer guy comes tomorrow.