Laura Shapiro Studio Furniture

Woodstock, New York · 79 Sales


Laura Shapiro Studio Furniture

Woodstock, New York 79 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Laura Shapiro

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Laura Shapiro

Banded Mirror
Animal Box #5
Red Animal Box
Green Striped Animal Box
Blue & Gold Animal Box
Gold & Green Animal Box
Brown Coat Rack
Green Coat Rack
Red Coat Rack
Gold Bird Coat Rack
Dark Brown Coat Rack
Stags and Tree Key Holder
Red Tree with Standing Deer
Birds and Fish Key Holder
Goat Key and Leash Holder
Fish Key & Leash Holder
Gold Console Table
Silver Mirror
Bird Mirror
Hex Sign #1
Tree of Life
Hex Sign #4
Hex Sign #2
Blue Coat Rack
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

tgaru15 on Oct 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Exceptional craftsmanship, unique design, great color finish.


poetone on May 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fine craftsmanship and construction. Imaginative design and combination of colors. Super quick shipping. Artist very responsive to questions and concerns. Planning to purchase more.

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Laura Bernay on Jan 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This hand carved wood coat rack is lovely. Honestly, we are using it purely for decoration--it's too pretty to cover up with coats!

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Laura Shapiro Studio Furniture

I started working in wood in 1986 in Brooklyn, NY with a jigsaw and scraps from the local lumber yard. I have a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in general fine arts, but I learned basic woodworking techniques from watching professional cabinet makers who worked near my first studio. My process - how I create - is the fusion of conventional wood working techniques and those I've invented over the years.

I treat furniture making like sculpture. Flat surfaces are filled with geometric patterns and simple, iconic animal shapes in relief, creating a kind of density of textures and colors. When I start a piece that's not commissioned, I have a general idea of the dimensions, but usually not a very pre-determined idea about the carving, so I don't work from sketches which makes everything much more interesting for me. Commissioned pieces make up for the fact that there are certain parameters within which I need to work by always expanding the possibilities of what I can create, and I love that!

In the studio, it feels like I have a kind of fluency with the machines and the wood - ideas that come to me in the moment can be realized quickly. Every piece is hand painted with multiple layers and glazes. The technique is the same on each piece - one I 'found' by accident a long time ago - a happy mistake. I love colors and I think my pieces are as much about color as they are about the carving. The two go hand in hand for me.

Custom work can be arranged via email or by appointment or both. Once the type of piece, dimensions, preferred colors and motifs, price and estimated completion time (usually 6-8 weeks) are worked out and agreed to, I ask for a deposit of 1/2 the total, the balance due on completion (I email a photo of the finished piece). Pieces can be shipped out from the studio or picked up.

Please email me with any questions!



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  • Laura Shapiro Studio Furniture

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hand made carved and painted functional art since 1987. Mirrors, cabinets, chests, beds and headboards, tables, lamps, coat racks and key holders. All work is designed and built by me in my Hudson Valley Catskills studio. Commissions are welcome!

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Last updated on April 19, 2011

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