I will be out of town from May 24th – June 14th, however I will be available by phone, text and email. Please make an appointment for an in-person consultation here starting on June 15th. Orders placed before May 24th will not be completed until July 8th.
I make picture frames by hand at my home studio in Tucson, Arizona. I’m dedicated to using traditional woodworking techniques to make frames with the beauty and authenticity of solid hardwood and with designs inspired by Tucson’s unique history and culture.
Making my frames from scratch out of solid hardwood means you and I can design every aspect of your unique frame, from its species, profile, stain color and finish to the joinery used for the corners and other optional elements that will make it feel at home in any home.
Through Stafford Framing Company, I provide expert preservation framing for your paintings, prints, drawings, posters, photographs, textiles and memorabilia. I believe a frame’s first job is to protect and enhance its picture.
Raised in Tucson, Irvin Stafford spent 21 years in New York City working as a picture framer after graduating from the UofA. In 2019, he moved back to his beloved Old Pueblo to care for his aging parents and make high quality frames for the art and people of Southern Arizona.
“A well designed and lovingly built frame is a powerful thing: it enhances our beautiful pictures and puts them at eye level so they bring us daily joy, while preserving them so that joy lasts a lifetime.”
-Irvin Stafford, C.P.F. (Certified Picture Framer)
“Irvin’s wide ranging knowledge of matting and framing materials and techniques is rather mind boggling. He is an art major, and his love of what he is doing is immediately obvious to a customer. In fact, he’s an art professor operating in natural desert surroundings rather than in a classroom. His joy is infectious.”
– Connie S.