Creek Picture Framing is run by Jeremy Smith and is based at Hillcrest Studios in the village of Goveton approximately 2 miles from Kingsbridge in the South Hams region of South Devon.
Jeremy trained in the framing of all types of art work at West Dean College near Chichester in 2001. West Dean College is home to the Edward James Foundation and is an internationally renowned centre for study. The college provides MA degrees, diplomas and short courses for students of all abilities, from the beginner to the advanced professional practitioner.
Jeremy’s background is in the commodity trading and shipping business – specifically grain and feeding stuffs - where he spent 20 years working for an international commodity trading house in Oxfordshire and subsequently for the Grain and Feed Trade Association in London. He retains involvement in this field.
Creek Picture Framing produces made to measure bespoke frames or to order as required. Our clients include artists, sporting institutions, galleries and studios and other private individuals.
“The majority of our work comes from the immediate local area of Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Modbury and Dartmouth but we have customers from further afield, eg; Exeter, Henley on Thames and Bristol.”
CPF frames all types of artwork. This includes photographs, watercolours, pencil and charcoal, pastels, oils and acrylics, etchings, tapestries, sporting memorabilia (eg sports shirts). We also cut mounts to order and can offer a mount+back+wrap service for gallery browsers.
You have a choice about how much or how little you want to safeguard your picture.
The Fine Art Guild recognises Five Levels of Framing for you to choose from:
'Museum' - the ultimate protection for your artwork
'Conservation' – will help to preserve your artwork for future generations
'Commended' – gives a degree of protection, with design playing an important part
'Budget' - visually pleasing, but offering no long-term protection
'Minimum' - putting economy first.
Remember: When considering what is best for your artwork please consider that low cost framing can actually damage the picture. That’s fine where the art is for here and now with no wish to preserve the art particularly for the future. Some art should be preserved for the future, however, so please think about what you can afford. A framer will be able to advise you about what is best for your art.
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