Frequently asked questions

How much does an average custom picture frame cost?


There's no definate answer for this! It all depends on which frame style/type you choose, the size of your piece to be framed and any complicating factors (i.e. rugby shirts, hand-painting, additional fixings) to give you an idea, I would say that on average a custom frame can cost anything from £20 to around the £80. I have made custom frame kits that were very small to fit tiles for as little as £5 each (on a multiplier discount) Whereas Rugby Shirts will start at around £75. Best to get in contact and I give you a better idea with some more information from you.




Do you take commissions for paintings?


Yes I do :) Please contact me to discuss your ideas




Can I just drop in at the workshop?


You are very welcome to. However I may not always be there, since if I have the opportunity I will be off in my Studio painting which is not at the same location as the workshop at this point in time.
I ask that you give a call/text/email in advance so that you do not have a wasted trip if I am not there.
Also I do take the occasional holiday/break and the workshop will be closed then - sorry! Just get in touch




How long does it take to get something framed?


This can vary, but on average my lead time is 4 weeks. Occasionally it will run down to 2 weeks, and during the busy seasons like christmas especially, it can take 6-8 weeks. This is primarily because the time I have in the workshop is limited at the moment to 3 days a week (tues-thurs). I like to be in the studio a little bit too ;) Best to plan in advance if you can!




Where is your workshop?


The workshop is in Newcastle Emlyn, postcode SA38 9DA. At Helen Elliott Art's Gallery. Check out the 'Picture Framing' page for a map and more info. It's on the outskirts of Emlyn on Carmarthen Road. As you head out of Emlyn towards Carmarthen (on the road to Pentrecagal/Drefach-Velindre) after CK's supermarket turn at the second junction on the right hand side, the workshop is the first driveway on the left. There is plenty of parking at the property. You can also call me or message me for extra directions on your trip.




Why do I need to book a framing consultation?


Booking is essential so that your time is not wasted if you turn up to discuss your project and I am unavailable. I currently work by myself so I can only assist one person at a time, you wont miss out if you book. This way consultations dont overlap, there's no waiting about, I'm guaranteed to be at the workshop instead of in my studio painting, or at the post office/suppliers/or on holiday.




Can I view your artwork at any galleries?


Currently, not yet!




How do I get a price for picture framing?


You will need to visit me at my workshop with your piece to be framed, where I can take measurements and offer you a selection of framing options, the ones you like can then be priced. I need the size of the piece and the frame you like to work out the price. Price is size dependent and varies from frame to frame. Visiting me for a price carries no obligation to leave your work with me.
I am always very happy to give no obligation quotes :)




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