Picture framing courses: Currently running a basic and advanced framing course, for details of how to apply contact Insitju@gmail.com. Or call 01548 831297. Vocational training by your local Fine Art Guild Commended Framer. ISO 9001 AND UKAS Compliant. M
Ivybridge picture framer, Martin Edwards GCF has qualified as a Guild Commended Framer, the professional qualification that distinguishes framers and provides consumers with a recognised way to find excellent craftsmanship and service. Just over 1000 framers have achieved this qualification, and Ivybridge, South Brent, Ermington and Mod bury residents are lucky to have one to hand at Lutterburns gallery and Insitju Fine Art and Conservation Ltd.
Guild commended Framers are awarded their qualification by the Fine Art Trade Guild, the international trade association for the industry. Framing skills and knowledge are examined rigorously by an independent Guild appointed tester.
By qualifying as a GCF Martin Edwards has demonstrated that he understands the importance of conservation framing, the use of appropriate materials to avoid future problems and also the range of framing options his customers may require. Unprofessional framing may allow unsightly stains to appear, or gradually cause the artwork to go brown and the paper to weaken; eventually a picture may literally fall apart. These things can be avoided by choosing a qualified professional. Knowledge and technology are improving all the time and precious and valuable pieces should be checked by a professional framer who can take remedial action to protect works to be kept for future enjoyment. Martin Edwards GCF has proved himself able to advise on the framing of unusual objects and memorabilia.