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Autumn Exhibition

Ironbridge Fine Arts Autumn Exhibition is now on display including an incredible collection of local Artists with a huge range of mediums and subjects. Featured Artists include Helen Arthur and Sarah Delahoy both bringing a fascinating collection of Lino Prints and Mike Allison’s Birmingham 100 Printmaking series.

The Rabbits in Clover by Helen Arthur

None of our exhibitions would be complete without including Liz Gunning’s incredible Eatherware and Raku pottery collection, Jenny Gunning’s fascinating range of Intaglio Etchings focusing on Shropshire’s beautiful landscape and Trees as well as abstract pieces with fascinating texture and colour, and Dave Gunnings Extraordinary graphite on paper drawings.

Collagraph Print by Sarah Delahoy

Also on display is a large selection of Etched sterling silver Jewellery by Jo Mollart Highfield, Limited Edition Lino Prints by Eric Gaskell, Janet Jordan’s amazing Etched Prints, Paul Gooderhams display of incredible Pottery, Fused Glass by Greg Anston Race as well as exquisite Handmade Etched sterling silver Jewellery by Liz Simmons.

Halfway UP by Mike Allison

Our Gallery is free to enter and our opening hours are Tuesday- Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

If you wish to arrange a private viewing or alternatively a facetime or skype tour please call us on 01952434033 or email sarah@ironbridgefinearts.co.uk

Ceramic Poppies framed in Larson Juhl Brittany Moulding

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 depth and finished with Invisible Art Glass by @artglass_by_groglass

Our customer was very pleased with the finished result…

Just got my first look at the poppies. It absolutely blew me away, fantastic job thank you so much for your time, effort, and inspiration to create such a piece of work.” Paul Clarke

Canvas Float Framing at Ironbridge Fine Arts

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 you’re looking for something simple and cost-effective or elaborate and decedent we have something to suit every piece of artwork, interior, and taste.

John Ogilby Framed Map

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 to protect and preserve the Artwork for years to come.
Our customer chose this Black Rustic step moulding paired with a Museum Mount and finished with 99% UV Protective Invisible Art Glass
Our specialist framers are here to help guide and inform you of our extensive mouldings, specialist glazing and mount range. Whether you’re looking for something simple and cost-effective or elaborate and decedent we have something to suit every piece of artwork, interior and taste.

Finished Framing Jobs at Ironbridge Fine Arts Framing Workshop

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 us on 01952434033 to discuss your requirements

Framing consultation at our Framing Gallery in Ironbridge

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 Consultation
We would suggest booking a consultation at our Gallery in Ironbridge, Shropshire, to discuss your Artwork and any ideas you have and ensure we both beautifully enhance and suitably protect it.
Our Studio is easily accessible from Telford, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury via the M54.

Call us on 01952434033 to book your consultation or discuss your requirements.

https://www.ironbridgeframing.co.uk/fine-art-framing/

Example of Giclee Printing and Art Sure Certificate

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 Hahnemühle, St Cuthberts Mill, Somerset, and Permajet. These have all been tested within a UKAS laboratory to meet the Fine Art Trade Guilds ArtSure Print Standards.

Please call us to find the best paper for you 01952434033

Photo Credit: “Snow Queen” by Artist Karen O’Neill

Review from one of our lovely framing customers…

“I recently completed a project that has been in the works for a number of years.  A collection of antique county maps, some already framed and in need of re-framing and some that had yet to be framed.”

“Given the nature of the job, I don’t think two maps are the same size, and I wanted them to be both similar and different at the same time, this would going to be tricky even in normal times, but Covid restrictions meant that I had to drop them off with Sarah and then conduct a video call to discuss frames and mounts.”

“One of the things I like most about everyone at Ironbridge Fine Arts is that they are open to working with you, and will provide as much or as little feedback as you want.  We must have spent an hour looking at different frames and at no time did Sarah make me feel like I had to rush the decision or that I was making completely the wrong choices.  Part of me thinks this is because I have used the team for four years on a variety of posters, documents, clothes, and now a cigarette case, but also because that’s just how they approach things”

“I can’t thank you all enough for the excellent work you’ve done for me. Every time I bring something new, in the enthusiasm to make it better than I imagined is clear from the moment i open the bag.  I’ve got a couple more items up my sleeve for later this year, but I know that no matter what I bring in you’ll all be up for the challenge and I will be walking away with something I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.”

Example of finished framed Antique Map

We have used museum-level materials and assembly to protect and preserve this original Hereford to Leicester Circa 1679 hand-coloured Map by John Ogilby. It’s a fascinating piece of history and always makes our job exciting to work with such a huge range of artwork and antiques. It looks perfect behind its 99% UV protective Invisible Glass with the Rustic Step Black moulding

We are a team of passionate framers dedicated to protecting and beautifully presenting your artwork, antiques, photos or memorabilia. We work closely with Museums and Galleries to provide large-scale framing solutions as well as single works for private individuals. Get in touch to discuss your Artwork or framing project. Call us on 01952434033 or enter your details below and we will be in touch

    Spring Feelings by Artist Sue Howells R.W.S B.R.S.A S.W.A⁣

    A beautiful watercolour painting by Sue Howells using vibrant and evocative Spring colours

    Artwork Size excluding frame: 28 x 27cm⁣

    Medium: Watercolour⁣

    “I don’t usually plan my paintings in advance. Staring with a loose wash, I let one brushstroke lead to another, always looking for the perfect composition, cropping along the way to get the right balance. The enjoyment of using pure watercolour is important to me, exploiting the effect of this elusive medium, letting the beauty of the paper shine through. I like to keep the plains simply working with a full brush of paint, economizing on detail, knowing that one bad stroke and all is lost, as pure watercolour cannot be repaired or repainted. I try to avoid opaque paint, only using when necessary. At heart I am a traditionalist, letting the medium speak for itself. If one starts to tidy up spontaneity is lost.”⁣

    www.ironbridgeframing.co.uk/product-category/artists/sue-howells