Welcome to Ironbridge 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 print-maker. Both have exhibited widely and are in many prestigious public and private collections
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 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 hand-made 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 brows 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 Printing Press and etching press range give outstanding results, offering reliability and flexibility. Trusted by academic organisations and by 1000′s of artists around the world of all skill levels. These 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 print etching, dry-point, lino and wood blocks as well as collographs and any surface that you etch into or build up.
We offer 4 different sizes, making sure that you can choose the right size printing machine to suite you. We also offer the choice of an extra long Star wheel, as well as the option to have a stand for your press, lockable wheels on your press so that you can move it around your studio easily. We can deliver and set up for you or you can collect. Full payment on order, pay by card over the phone or in the Gallery, by Bacs, cheque or cash. There is a 6 to 8 weeks waiting list.
Bring your Artwork in for a Free Framing consultation either call or make an appointment or just pop in
We frame oil Painting of all sizes, watercolours, Paper Art, Drawings, football shirts, rugby balls, wedding dresses, flowers, pastels, prints.
Jenny Gunning is a Fine Art Guild Commended Framer.
Molly Kovendi, our Gallery assistant has also been trained to this standard .We frame to conservation and Museum levels of framing You have a choice of hundreds of different frame styles, mounts and glass.
We have a hot press machine, so we are able to dry-mounting or heat-seal your work onto foam board or any surface.
Our price list is very reasonable and we give 15% discount for Artists and big orders. For more information either visit our web site or call to make an appointment or pop in. If we are busy you might have a short wait.
Also Jenny does many workshops in schools colleges and universities, and artists private Studios.
Jenny tailor makes each workshop according to what the customers wants to do. She can come to you or you can come to her.
For any more information give Jenny a call or email and explain to her what printmaking or drawing techniques you would like to experience and jenny will work with you to create your perfect workshop.
As print-makers 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 2 printing machines available for you to use. You can rent the space by hour, 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) Colograph (relief), Lino.