River Crane Framing offers a bespoke framing service for your personal framing needs, whether you have a poster bought years ago, the first piece of art your child brings home proudly from school, a photograph, or your own art, we can discuss the style, colours, and frame that can bring the piece to life.

My primary focus is on teaching picture framing and as such, take in a limited number of pieces each month.  I take bookings for framing commissions on Tuesdays. Email me to book.

I now also limit the size of the commissioned frames I make. Please refer to the FAQ on maximum dimensions or contact me.


Selection of Frames



Choose a mount and style of mount is an art in itself!  We can look at the impact of introducing a double mount, look at the variety of styles available and how these might enhance the art. IMG 1697 I typically use Arqadia Conservation mountboard, which offers a wide selection of colours and textures, while also carrying properties designed to protect and not damage the art.


The most popular glass I use is TruVue UV70 Anti-reflective glass.  This is a specialist glass that gives your artwork a vibrant colour and low reflection. 
For general work, I use 2mm standard float glass, unless working with very large pieces, where 3mm or thicker are available and recommended for some projects. Where items are really big, we recommend acrylic.  This also comes in a variety of qualities and thicknesses.

We can also discuss whether specialist glass is appropriate for your piece.  There are numerous different types of specialist glass that have anti-reflective coatings to help eliminate reflections and UV protective coatings that reduced the impact of sunlight.


Generally, I work with natural wood mouldings, sourced from a number of suppliers, providing a variety of finishes to bare-faced mouldings. I also have access to a wide variety of ready finished mouldings to suit most requirements.


As my primary focus is teaching, please allow 3-6 weeks from initial discussion to collection.  I try to accommodate your requirements and will discuss expected delivery at the start.


Due to the wide variety of mounts, mouldings, glass, and frame size, I don’t offer a price list.  I’ll always discuss your needs and provide a quote for your approval before any work is started.  For an idea of pricing, please refer to the FAQ.