High Quality Shropshire Fine Arts and Framing
Located in the picturesque Shropshire town of Ironbridge, this a family-run business with a long-standing reputation for creative excellence, both as a wonderful gallery exhibiting some of Shropshire’s finest artists and as a hub of services for art lovers and professionals alike.
Dave Gunning is renowned for his etchings and drawings of the UK’s ancient monuments as well as his revolutionary bespoke printing machines, while his daughter Jenny is also a passionate and prolific printmaker. Both have exhibited widely and are in many prestigious public and private collections. Sarah Morris is the expert when it comes to our giclée printing service, she is able to reproduce your art exactly and offer you a wide range of papers and canvases to suit your needs.
Effectively combining our joint expertise, the gallery offers a welcoming, state-of-the-art print-making facility alongside private tuition and workshops for all levels, private art commissions, bespoke framing, giclée printing and scanning, and a world-class art restoration service.
We have an ever-changing fine art gallery, including specialist printmaking, large scale drawings, abstract oil paintings, local scenes, watercolours and handmade jewellery and ceramics.
We have a stable of 12 artists who continuously exhibit here in our gallery and we represent many other local artists.
If we are open, please feel free to come in and have a browse or you can call or email to make an appointment. We are a working gallery so there might be appointments taking place or customers been served, please come in and enjoy the space and art but if you have not made an appointment you might have to wait a while.
If you are an artist and would like to exhibit with us please send us an email or ring up to make an appointment.
Our range of printing presses and etching presses give outstanding results, offering reliability and flexibility. They are trusted by academic organisations and by thousands of artists around the world of all skill levels. Our etching presses are renowned for their reliability and strength while offering you the user the kind of control you can only get from using a hand press.
Our printing presses are very easy to use and are extremely versatile, letting you do print etching, dry-point, lino and wood blocks as well as collagraphs on any surface that you etch into or build up.
We offer four different sizes – so you can choose the right size printing machine to suit you. We also offer the choice of an extra long star wheel, as well as the option to have a stand for your press and lockable wheels so you can move it around your studio easily. We can deliver and set it up for you or you can collect. Either full payment on order, pay by card over the phone or in the gallery, by BACS, cheque or cash. Or interest free standing order.
Bring your artwork in for a free framing consultation – either call or make an appointment or just pop in.
We frame oil paintings of all sizes, watercolours, paper art, drawings, football shirts, rugby balls, wedding dresses, flowers, pastels and prints.
Jenny Gunning is a Fine Art Guild Commended framer.
Sarah Morris is training so that she can take her Guild examination soon.
Molly Kovendi, our gallery assistant, has also been trained to this standard. We frame to conservation and museum standards.
You have a choice of hundreds of different frame styles, mounts and glass.
We have a hot press machine so we are able to do dry-mounting or heat-seal your work onto foam board or any surface.
Our prices are very reasonable and we give 15% discount to artists and for large orders. For more information either visit the Bespoke Framing page here, call to make an appointment or pop in.
Also, Jenny runs many workshops in schools, colleges and universities, and artists’ private studios.
Jenny tailors each workshop according to what the customers want to do. She can come to you or you can come to her.
For more information give Jenny a call or email and explain to her what printmaking or drawing techniques you would like to experience and she will work with you to create your perfect workshop.
As printmakers ourselves, we understand that it is very frustrating when you have to wait to use a printing press, this is why we hire out space in our printmaking room that has two printing machines available for you to use. You can rent the space by the hour, the morning or afternoon, or weekly or monthly. The type of printmaking you can do is extensive, here is a list of ways of printmaking that you can do in our workshop or as a workshop with Jenny Gunning:
Etching, hard ground, soft ground and liquid ground, aquatint (etching) spray paint aquatint, marbling (etching), spit-bite, photo-etching, dry-point (relief), carborundum (relief), collagraph (relief), lino ect…