Chapman Design Inc.
An artist since she was a young child, and a leather craftsman since 1969, Chris Chapman has spent the early part of her career involved in historical research and reproduction work dating back to 16th century European leatherwork clothing and artifacts. In the 70’s & 80’s she created museum quality reproductions of Native American and early American garments and artifacts, including bead and quill work. After the birth of her daughter in 1991, Chapman decided to focus her collective talents on the creation of leather bonded furniture and home accessories. “I have been a maker of things since I was 5 years old”.
From enormous armoires and tables to mirrors, custom cabinetry and bars, Chapman’s work brings a fresh, original perspective to the medium, which she finds incredibly versatile in that it can adapt to nearly any time period, style and design.
Chris’ most recent awards and recognitions, added to a long list over the years, is 2013 Exhibitors Choice and Honorable Mention at the Western Design Conference in Jackson, Wyoming. She was also featured in the January-February edition of Western Art and Architecture.
Chris currently lives in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with a wonderful cat, her Chi-wienie dog Buddy, and Woody one of the 5 horses owned together with her daughter Kaytie who lives in Grand Jct. Co with their other four horses.
Gold Mountain Gallery-Telluride, CO
North Mountain Gallery, Cody, WY