Geraint Davies is a bespoke framing company based in 1000 sq ft. of a former Smithy near the centre of Frome, Somerset, 14 miles south of Bath. This 1920’s industrial building is light and spacious and as well as it’s daily workshop use, also houses Geraint’s collection of antique frames and art ephemera.
The Geraint Davies Framing Workshop is well established in the town and serves a variety of regular clients both locally and in London and abroad. They make simple, elegant and well proportioned frames to enhance the artwork in a sympathetic manner.
The initial discussion and selection of frame for a piece of work is crucial to the whole process. Geraint Davies are happy to spend the time and give the advice necessary to achieve the definitive solution.
Natural wood frames are constructed from a variety of timbers and stained, painted or gilded to provide the appropriate finish for contemporary and traditional works. A range of antique frames for sale can be viewed at the workshop.
Mounts to house and display works on paper are cut from conservation board in a range of museum whites and ivories. Single, double and treble thickness boards are used to present the work in the appropriate way.
Contemporary coated glass is available to provide UV protection and minimal refraction where necessary. They also have salvaged glass in stock.
“Beauty is the radiance which shines from things made as they should be made” Eric Gill
Many of Geraint Davies clients are galleries, interior designers and private collectors, based in London. They collect and deliver in Central and West London every fortnight.
With over 25 years experience, Geraint Davies has many contacts with artists and dealers in the UK. If you are interested in sourcing a particular type of artwork, or would like to commission new work, do call them for more information.
The workshop is open from 9.30am – 6.30pm most days and closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm. Please call in the first instance to arrange a suitably convenient time, this then allows plenty of time for discussion – it always takes longer than you imagine!
The Old Smithy, 3 Smithy Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1EP