Frames are made here at the studio in Wooler. Choice is limited: bare wood mouldings, sanded, stained, waxed, painted. I lean towards a finer rather than a heavier section moulding. Mitres are underpinned as standard and occasionally on larger frames additional reinforcement at the mitres in the form of cross grain keys; decorative and super strong.

 

Generally the mounts I use are:

Arqadia Solidcore  1.5mm or 2.2mm 

Museum Board

Float Mounting is increasingly popular. As there is no window mount, the edges of the sheet are visible and so requires hanging by hidden gummed paper hinges. The work is spaced from the glass (a job conventionally done with the window mount) with fillets in the rebate of the moulding. It doesn't suit all work!

Water White is a low iron content glass giving less of a green cast than ordinary 2mm.

UV Glass has a filter which greatly reduces UV damage to work

Low Reflective Glass is increasingly popular but it has no conservation value above standard glass

Museum Glass is the all singing, all dancing option with a UV filter on one side and a low reflective coating on the other. Expensive

Delivery  When possible I prefer framed work to be collected from the studio.  Smaller items can be carefully packaged and sent by Royal Mail or standard courier. For larger items I use specialist couriers such as Picture Post or occasionally I will deliver personally.