If you care about the picture framer you use and want to see them stay in business you can recommend them using the form at the bottom of the page.
Your recommendation will only be listed if you have a specific recommendation on your website or blog.
You are welcome to add recommendations to this list - by completing the form at the bottom of this page.
Leave your name, your email address, the name and location of the framer and a link to the URL where I can see the explicit recommendation online by a named individual who is a practising artist.
No online recommendation a framer cannot be added to the list. (It's my way of exercising quality control)
Please note framers cannot recommend themselves!
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Please note: This is a sharing exercise. I accept no liability for the recommendations of others. If you have any queries about the framer please contact the artist who recommended them.
Framers are listed in two different ways:
Below I describe the difference between ordering frames from a traditional frameshop and via a website.
Traditional Frameshops (T)
Online Framers (O)
Traditional framers are designated by letter T after their name below
The traditional version of a framer is one you visit with your artwork and discuss what options are available for presentation and display of your artwork.
Once you've decided on a style of framing for your artwork, subsequent visits can be more straightforward in terms of generating an estimate for the work.
Online framers are designated by letter O after their name below
Online Framers are ones you can use irrespective of where you live. They're a great option if you've not got a great local framer and/or not got a lot of time for travelling to see framers and then pick up frames. Plus some people like to spend a bit of time considering their options and in my opinion it's easier to do this online rather than standing in a frame shop.
On this page you will find a list of framers who have been highlighted by the artists who have used them on their websites.
(T) = traditional framer
(O) = Online framing available
(V) Vintage frames available
Note some of the framers are trade only. This generally means they will only do orders for professional artists (eg mutlile frames for an exhibition) and do not always do customised one-offs - but you can ask.
Bespoke Framing (T) run by Alex and Alison Mahoney
Location: Ferndale Farm, Horsemoor Lane, Winchmore Hill
Post Code: HP7 0PL
Hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1230 and 1330-1700 - call to make an appointment (Saturday only by appointment)
commended member of the Fine Art Trade Guild
Recommended by: Graham Jefford
Simon Robinson and Son (T)
Location: Studio 6, Penn Farm, Harston Road Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
Post Code: CB23 1JZ
for archive quality mounting and framing and helping out on rush jobs – thank you boys!
Frame - Warehouse and Picture Gallery (T/O)
Location: Grace Road Central, Exeter (also in Barnstaple)
Post Code: EX2 8QA
Scope to create your own bespoke frame by ordering online
Recommended by Gael Selwood
Fitting Frames (T)
Location: 2 Woodside - Brilley - Whitney on Wye - Herefordshire
Post Code: HR3 6HE
Emphasis on high-quality workmanship at affordable prices. Complete framing service with options.
Recommended by: Lizzie Harper
Wealden Framing Services Limited (T)
Custom made frames
Location: Hawkhurst, Kent
Post Code: TN18 4AT
Recommended by: Billy Showell
Picture Frames of Shaftesbury (O)
Location: 22d Wincombe Business Park, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Post Code: SP7 9QJ
Pioneers of internet framing. Custom made picture frames ordered online
Recommended by: Katherine Tyrrell
London - Central
Riccardo Giaccherini Ltd (T)
Location: 39 Newman St, London,
Post Code: W1T 1PZ
Formerly the family business which used to be the personal framer for Lucian Freud.
Read "In the Frame" an article by Ben Gentilli for Paddle 8
Recommended by: Robin Cawdron- Stewart
Patronised by: National Portrait Gallery
"the only traditional Italian gilt frame maker in London" House
The National Portrait Gallery is filled with our work, including for Kate Middleton and Maggie Smith’s pictures. In the Frame
London - East
Pendragon Fine Art Frames Ltd (T)
Location: 1-3 Yorkton Street, Shoreditch, London .
Post Code: E2 8NH
Includes a pricing indicators on the website and scope to ask for a quotation
Recommended by: Cornelia Parker RA
Location: 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, London
Post Code: N16 0JL
Recommended by: Robin Cawdron- Stewart
London - North
Location: 19-23 White Lion Street, Islington, London
Post Code: N1 9PD
Picture framers and fine art fabricators
Recommended by: Damien Hirst
They've been up for all the large-scale madness I've sent their way over the years. I've never once heard them say 'it can't be done' - refreshing in a world of negativity. House
London - West
The Frame Library (T)
Location: Unit F171, Riverside Business Centre, Wandsworth, London,
Post Code: SW18 4UQ
A family framing business run by Beth Keegan. Specialists in framing original artwork. Bespoke mounting and picture framing to conservation standards. Contemporary design and hand finished frames. Frequently handle valuable artwork and framie exhibition work to tight deadlines
Recommended by: Emma Haworth
Picture Frames Express (O)
Location: 304 Kingfield Road, Coventry
Post Code: CV1 4EP
Includes an online frame designer on their website. Provides a number of detailed guides in their Information Centre on measuring mounts and frames, width of mount, how to attach an item to a mount and how to hang once you have received the frame - plus how to order
Rates 4.8 on feefo
I have been using the Picture Frames Express service for a few years as I find it very convenient to order online and then have them arrive ready made to fit my pictures. I have been satisfied with their service. The website is easy to use. I think that one can ask for the holes to be made for the screws. That is not automatically done, and was the only bit I found fiddly.
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