Hello from darkest Devon!

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Hannahframer
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Location: Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, Devon
Organisation: [email protected]'s
Interests: Picture framing, photography, playing piano & guitar (not at the same time!), reading, walking

Hello from darkest Devon!

Post by Hannahframer » Thu 21 Nov, 2013 10:05 am

Hello!

At the end of February I was lucky to be given the opportunity to take over the use of the framing equipment and stock at Hannah's at Seale-Hayne, near Newton Abbot. Having made the mounts for my photographs for many years it was great to be able to move on to framing. So at the moment I'm self-taught with guidance from from a good friend who used to run Chelston Gallery in Torquay. I've been waiting to see how the business went before committing the cash towards a proper course or two. Thankfully it's gone very well, so in the new year I'll get myself on a Fine Art Guild course. Any recommendations as to who, what, and where gratefully recieved.

Kind regards,

Graham.
"Industry without art is brutality." - John Ruskin.

Trillian
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Re: Hello from darkest Devon!

Post by Trillian » Thu 21 Nov, 2013 10:31 am

Welcome Graham. I wish you continued success with your new venture. :D

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StevenG
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Location: Tyrone, N.Ireland
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Re: Hello from darkest Devon!

Post by StevenG » Thu 21 Nov, 2013 10:39 am

Hi Graham

Welcome, first advice is to learn to do things properly - believe me it'll save you money in the long term :)

Plenty of great people on here, don't be afraid to ask for help (I've asked loads of basic stuff)

Hope things work out for you

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Tudor Rose
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Re: Hello from darkest Devon!

Post by Tudor Rose » Thu 21 Nov, 2013 11:07 am

Hello Graham

And welcome to another Devon framer. We'd noticed your signs up at Hannah's last time we were there (during Open Studios). We are in Dawlish so not too far from you, feel free to pop in if you are in the area.

You will find loads of very useful information on here.
Jo Palmer GCF(APF) Adv (Textile & Conservation)

Proud to be serving as current Chair & Master of
The Fine Art Trade Guild http://www.fineart.co.uk
Member of the Guild and the PPFA

Hannahframer
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed 20 Nov, 2013 4:27 pm
Location: Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, Devon
Organisation: [email protected]'s
Interests: Picture framing, photography, playing piano & guitar (not at the same time!), reading, walking

Re: Hello from darkest Devon!

Post by Hannahframer » Thu 21 Nov, 2013 11:30 am

Thanks everyone! :D
"Industry without art is brutality." - John Ruskin.

Not your average framer
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Location: Devon, U.K.
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Interests: Lost causes, saving and restoring old things, learning something every day
Location: Glorious Devon

Re: Hello from darkest Devon!

Post by Not your average framer » Thu 21 Nov, 2013 7:54 pm

Wow, a new local framer and if I'm thinking correctly in a promising location as well. I know Seale-Hayle and if your equipment is still in the same room, I've been in your very workshop on the Public opening day.

May I wish you a happy and successful future. Please feel free to pop in if you are ever in Bovey Tracey.

All the best,
Mark
Mark Lacey

“Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Experience treacherous. Judgement difficult.”
― Geoffrey Chaucer

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