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massive moving sale!

November 20th, 2017

As you may have heard i’m moving to a new gallery and workshop here at the Custard Factory in the New Year. So it’s time to clear out the old gallery; spare stock, antique frames, odds and ends, big clearance sale! Starting this Saturday 25th to join in with the Digmas event happening across Custard ground floor. Come grab a bargain!

All new Framers!

November 5th, 2017

 

Some news of exciting developments with us here at the Framers. You may have heard the Custard Factory has new owners who are investing both in the building and the wider area. The corner where our workshop is currently set up is getting rather run down and tired and our roof is on its last legs, roof leaks are not the best for a picture framers! So the whole courtyard area is being repaired and re-developed.

This has prompted us to take stock and refine our business, so the current partners are separating the Framers into two companies.

I, Lawrence will continue with The Framers which will be moving in the new year, creating a new bespoke  gallery and workshop in Gibb Street Court yard, continuing The Framers 20 + years legacy at The Custard Factory.  The Framers will close for an extra week over the Christmas holidays to move into the new workshop and gallery, just round the corner from our current workshop, continuing and improving on the quality service and products we’ve developed over the years.

John and Richard are starting afresh and heading to the countryside, setting up as the Framing Studios at Beckets farm, just off the M42, south Birmingham. https://www.theframingstudios.com  for more information.

Please note new opening times starting from November 2017.

In the mean time it’s business as usual, I’m still in the current workshop getting on with all your Christmas orders, and will be open and working up to 23rd December. Watch out for big Christmas moving sale in the gallery as part of Digmas, starting on the 25th November.

Looking forward to the new start in the new year with exciting new projects and events in the gallery as well as new products and services in the workshop, keep an eye out for re-brand and web site update in the pipeline too.

Thank you for your custom and hope to continue offering our quality standard and passion in our work as we move on in the next chapter of our company.

 

 

New Courtyard finished!

June 15th, 2017

Courtyard is finally finished! Opening BBQ being set up, and full easy access to the framers! Thanks to all our customers for scrambling through the building over the last month.

Custard factory refurbishment

April 19th, 2017

Custard factory refurbishing lake area limiting access to the framers, please call or pop to reception to get to us. We’re open as usual!

We’re still here!

May 22nd, 2014

We’ve had some workshop re-arranging and been incredibly busy over the last year so unfortunately keeping this website up to date has been somewhat non existent!  This is just to say despite neglecting our web profile and hanging out with local celebrities we’re here, open, business as usual and very busy, so please call or email for any framing needs and we’ll be happy to help. We do tweet and Facebook a bit more regularly so  follow us for more up to date information and news.

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Robbie Grabarz, Olympic Bronze medalist

October 25th, 2012

Occasiomaly we get some celebraties and well known artists through our door but this was an absolute treat after we’d somewhat caught olympic fever at the framers during the games. Robbie Grabarz, olympic high jump bronze medalist bought his vest he was wearing when he won the medal to get framed, what an honour and he seemed pretty pleased with our handy work!

Vanley Burke: By the Rivers of Birminam

October 25th, 2012

We recently had the honour of framing over 100 photos for this amazing exhibition currently showing at the MAC in Birmingham. We’ve done a bit of framing for Vanley over the years but this was an amazing project to work on because of the scale and history of the images. Highly recommend going to see them for yourself,  there’s also a great book of these images published to coincide with the exhibition.

 

” Vanley Burke has photographed the Jamaican Community in Handsworth since the mid 1960s. His images reveal a great compassion for his own people, expressed in his image of the Africa Liberation Day crowds gathered in Handsworth Park.

The exhibition will contextualise the images through a collage of quotes from the press on the history of immigration to Birmingham. Nowhere can tell that story better than Birmingham and Vanley Burke is the photographer who was there and who knew he was living through a great moment in history.”

1972 Munich Olympic posters

October 25th, 2012

Leading up the the London 2012 Olympics we started collecting these great Munich ’72 original posters, heralded as design classics by German designer  Otl Aicher. We had a mini exhibition of these over the duration of London 2012 games, along with some of this years Artist commission poster series. We still have a selection of these original posters for sale in the Gallery.

 

box frames

October 25th, 2012

Here’s a great example of boxing off the glass form the print, a very popular finish, particularly good for keeping the glass off expensive highly finished prints.

Studio4 Gallery

February 23rd, 2012

We are constantly getting new stock in the gallery, all sorts of  prints and bits and pieces, we  re-arrange every so often so there’s always something new to discover, a lot of the vintage posters and film posters are very reasonably priced, including frame, art doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Don’t be afraid, we’re not a big scary pretentious art gallery, pop down to Custard Factory for a relaxed mooch.