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.
The Five Levels of Framing
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.