About Frameworks Gallery

Frameworks Gallery is a locally-owned and family-operated frame shop that specializes in museum quality framing for art, photographs, portraits, memorabilia and much more.

Operating out of our gallery and custom framing workshop in Raleigh, NC., we strive to provide the best in picture framing—and customer service. Simply put, we stand behind our craftsmanship, products and people 100%. We are not happy with your hand framed treasure until you are, and that’s a standard our competitors have been trying to emulate for over 30 years.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Framer Spotlight: Frames by Edward Wright

Edward Wright founded Frames by Edward Wright in 1973. Wright works with three other artisans in a open, airy shop in an old textile mill in Hillsborough, NC. There they build frames from scratch, using materials and tools that have been around for hundreds of years. Basswood moulding. Gesso. Chisels. Gold leaf. Squirrel hair brushes. Agate-tipped burnishing tools. Shellac made from secretions of the female lac bug. Very few shops make frames from scratch- a technique referred to as closed-corner framing because the corner seams are invisible. Each frame is made from start to finish by one artisan and the result is a one-of-a-kind frame that perfectly suits the artwork it surrounds. We are proud to carry Frames by Edward Wright frames at Frameworks. These frames are perfect for portraits, original paintings and anything that holds a special place in your home or your heart.

An example of Edward Wright's work
12k white gold, rounded corners, perfectly suited to the painting

Italian style frame with scrafetto in corners, gold leaf on lip and back

Me, at Edward Wright's studio at a workshop where I got to make my own frame!

Visit www.framesbyedwardwright.com to learn more!

1 comment:

  1. It's hard to understand what goes into the making of an Edward Wright frame until to take a workshop. You begin to see the talent level it takes and the committment to excellence of these Artisans who create these masterpieces. If you love quality and you love things that are timeless then you need to see the Edward Wright frames.