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  • Merrythought Village, Ironbridge, TF8 7NJ
  • 01952 434033
  • Fine Art Printmaking Gallery Since 1980

Our Fine Art Gallery & Printmaking Studio

Our beautiful fine art gallery,  printmaking studio and Framing workshop is located in the heart of Ironbridge. The attractive industrial brick and wood timber frame building, with a 40ft high ceiling, is the perfect setting.

We are proud to be a lively hub for artists and art lovers alike here at Ironbridge Fine Arts & Framing offering a huge array of services, products, and workshops.

With over forty years of experience, at Ironbridge Fine Arts & Framing, we continue to work with a wide range of people. Many artists, schools, individuals, art groups and art societies come to our printmaking studio to learn about the art of printmaking as well as offering Guild Certified Framing and Art Sure approved Giclee Printing. Our work has been carried out across Shropshire, the UK and right across the world.

Our fine art gallery runs on our passion for printmaking. Similarly, we put our passion into raising the awareness, profile, and accessibility of printmaking and fine art into everything we do. Our passion grows daily; as we see the joy that it brings people. We love what we do and enjoy seeing the positive effect and support that we can give to our customers.

As real artists, we know the dedication, passion, and drive that goes into producing artwork and being successful. As a business, we offer a range of services for every requirement that you may have. This ranges from drawing workshops, teaching the art of printmaking in our printmaking studio and being the sole distributor of the Gunning Arts Printing Presses. We carry out giclee printing and scanning, as well as artwork framing to guild-commended standards. Moreover, we also sell incredible artwork within our beautiful fine art gallery!

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GunningArts Etching Printing Presses for Sale

Our range of etching printing presses give outstanding results, offering reliability and flexibility. They are trusted by academic organisations and by thousands of artists around the world of all skill levels. All print both Intaglio and Relief, from thin etchings and dry points put to thick woodblocks and anything in between. Runners and blanket are provided with each press so your ready to print.

Current Exhibition

Ironbridge Fine Arts are very excited about the launch of our Winter exhibition. Unfortunately this year due to Covid 19 restrictions we are not having our annual Christmas exhibition open evening but we are open to the general public (as per the Governments’ tier system). The exhibition will run until 28th February and our normal opening times are Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm and Sat 10am-3pm.

Our Winter exhibition will be a collaboration of newly invited artists to our gallery, alongside some of our long-standing core artists. This exhibition is a celebration of the incredible local and international Artists featuring a plethora of Etchings, Linos, Canontypes, drawings, ceramics, Glassware, and Jewellery.

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Memorabilia Framing at Ironbridge Fine Arts

We absolutely love working on pieces that have meaning and sentiment to our customers whether it be Artwork or memorabilia we take huge pride in making it perfect! These two poppies and certificates look beautiful in the Shell white Brittany molding by @4wallsbyljuk Encased in Conservation level hayseed made to measure spacers to create the perfect...

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Canvas Float Framing at Ironbridge Fine Arts

Our customer chose this Blue Rustic step moulding paired with a white canvas float frame which perfectly surrounds the seaside canvas as well as complementing the decor of the room where it will be hung.Our specialist framers are here to help guide and inform you of our extensive mouldings, specialist glazing, and mount range. Whether...

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John Ogilby Map Framing

We have seen a few John Ogilby maps this year and this one is a corker… Over 325 years old and in incredible condition. Our customer chose to come to a Fine Art Trade Guild Certified Framer so he could ensure his work would be framed with conservation materials and using approved methods and processes...

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A look behind the scenes at some of our recently completed jobs

Our framing workshop is a busy place and we love the variety of work that we see. A typical day can include Canvas stretching, Giclee Printing, Swept Framing, Gold leaf gilding, and one-to-one consultations. Working with Artists, Art lovers, collectors and the Trade to both beautiful presents and preserve Artwork for years to come. Contact...

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Framing Consultations at Ironbridge Fine Arts

From our studio in Ironbridge, Shropshire we offer a wide range of fine art framing and have a large selection of mouldings, specialist glasses, mount design and different levels of Guild Certified framing. Booking a ConsultationWe would suggest booking a consultation at our Gallery in Ironbridge, Shropshire, to discuss your Artwork and any ideas you...

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Giclee Printing at Ironbridge Fine Arts

We offer high-resolution fine art giclee printing and scanning (up to 12800 dpi). We also offer digital editing, retouching, colour correction and ArtSure print registration. Our in-house printers allow us to print up to 60” onto a wide range of Fine Art Paper, photo papers and canvas. We have a huge range of papers including...

Can Gunning Etching Presses print any thickness of Relief printing plate and how?

The huge question we get asked all the time is … Can Gunning Etching Presses print any thickness of Relief printing plate and how? The answer is yes, and we also show you how to do it as well and give you any support if needed to get you printing perfectly. Including all thicknesses of...

Using a Hotplate - What you need to know.

Thank you for purchasing one of our Gunning Hotplates from us. Here are the instructions for using your hotplate but if you need any help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. The Heat Our printmaking hotplates have a range between 0 and 180°C and are set using a digital thermostat. The...