Established in 1910 The Fine Art Trade Guild has been the worlds leading authority in setting standards and guidelines for the fine art industry and offering professional qualifications for Picture Framers. At Ironbridge Fine Arts we have achieved both the Guild Certified Framer qualifications and are one of 30 framers in the World who have also achieved the Advanced Certified Guild Framer qualification.
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 Fine Art Trade Guild Certified framing.
Our team of Guild Certified Framers are very passionate about what we do; taking pride in every frame we make and always maintaining high standards to both beautifully present and protect your artwork.
Why use a Guild Certified Framer?
Using a Guild certified framer can ensure that your artwork is framed to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. The Fine Art Trade Guild is an international association of framers, galleries, and other art-related businesses that sets standards for the framing industry. Framers who are certified by the Guild have demonstrated their expertise in framing techniques, materials, and design.
Here are some reasons why you might want to use a Guild certified framer:
Quality: Guild certified framers are trained to use the highest quality materials and techniques to frame your artwork. They have a deep understanding of how to preserve and protect artwork while also enhancing its visual appeal.
Experience: Guild certified framers have years of experience in the industry and have completed extensive training to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the best possible framing services.
Standards: The Guild sets strict standards for framing that its members must adhere to. This includes guidelines for materials, techniques, and design. When you use a Guild certified framer, you can be confident that your artwork is being framed to these standards.
Reputation: The Fine Art Trade Guild is a respected organization in the art industry. Using a Guild certified framer can help ensure that your artwork is framed by a reputable and trustworthy professional.
Guarantee: Some Guild certified framers offer a guarantee on their work. This means that if you are not satisfied with the framing job, they will work with you to make it right.
What Level of Framing do you need?
We’ve put together a useful guide to help you understand the different levels of framing we offer, and the level of protection that these will give you.
What is the Purpose of the Art Trade Guilds levels?
The best of the best. Of course, not confined strictly to museums, but it gives protection for up to 35 years. If your piece has potential historical value, then this is for you. Ensuring valuable artwork remains in first-class condition, you can be assured that your artwork is thoroughly preserved. With different glazing options available to suit, we can provide a top-quality solution to suit you. For more information on our museum-level framing, please click here.
Offering protection for up to 20 years, there is a noticeable difference in protection between Level 3 (Commended) framing and level 2 (Conservation) framing. At any time within the 20 years, the framing process can be reversed, returning the artwork to its former state. We use expert materials, including glazing with a UV filter, to give your artwork the ultimate protection. Conservation level framing protects a wide range of things that could cause damage to your piece. For more information, please click here.
The lowest option of framing we offer at Ironbridge Fine Arts is the 3rd Level known as ‘Commended level’. This choice is suitable for you if your artwork is of limited to moderate sentimental/commercial value, however, visual appearance is still in the utmost importance. Level 3 allows for a larger amount of choice for colours of mountboards but is not recommended for limited edition prints or collectable pieces of art; these should ideally be framed to either Level 1 or 2. This type of framing is not fully reversible (unlike alternatives), you should think carefully before choosing this level of framing. For more information, please click here.
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.
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.
Canvas and Photo Printing – Our Fine Art Gicle Printing Process allows us to offer lightfast prints onto Archival Canvas, Photo, and Fine Art Papers. Whether you are printing a prized family portrait or wanting to create a Limited Edition Print; run we can help!
Specialist Glasses – Our specialist Glass range includes four different types of Glass all with different functions and specifications to allow you to give your Artwork the correct level of protection, clarity, finish and price tag
Wedding Dress Framing – Preserve the dress from your special day by having it turned into a piece of art! Mouldings and mounts can be selected to compliment your dress. We can also offer framing for many other important pieces from your day!