Claire Russell born and educated in Gloucestershire developed her inherent creativity with a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, followed by a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Gloucestershire.
Claire began picture framing in 2000 by hand finishing frames for professional artist Christine Russell SWA. 

Excited by the prospect of a future framing career Claire embarked on and completed several specialized courses in picture framing, frame restoration and gilding to gain the necessary qualifications. 

In Spring 2003 she established a studio based bespoke picture framing business in Stone, Gloucestershire.

Claire offers a complete bespoke framing service, using only conservation and acid free materials, specializing in framing pastel paintings, restoration work, hand finishing and gilding. She also uses a wide range of specialist glass, so that paintings, prints and photographs are cared for in the best possible way and stand the test of time.

A good framer will always be happy to answer any questions you may have about the framing job and/or materials used, they may even show you if necessary.

If you are unsure about having anything framed, please see my guide on 'Good framing' for full details.

Claire also supports and encourages customer FRAME RE-USE, by up-cyling.

You Name it, I'll Frame it!

Kirstie's handmade Christmas

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

In December 2019 Claire was filmed in her studio to feature in a Channel 4 production of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas.

Claire designed and made a piece especially for the programme, with a Christmassy feel, using the ancient technique of Verre Eglomise (gold leaf on glass) which she then framed. 

(Episode 11, available on catch up) 

Claire Russell  on Kirstie's hand made Christmas