ALAN STURK PICTURE FRAMER

WORK IN PROGRESS

46 Bernard Street, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0DT 

Mounts: any size, any colour.    Watercolour wash and line

Service for watercolours, photos, stained glass, stitchwork, batiques, oils, medals, coins, tiles, jerseys, caps, flowers etc etc

Hundreds of mouldings to choose from.

Open 8 till 4 Tuesday to Friday and 1.00 On Saturday

Established 1977 

 Shop: 01792 465934        Mob: 07761478625   

email: alansturk@me.com

More from the pitch…

We have had a batch of football and rugby jerseys to frame over the past few weeks. One thing we have know in advance is that since they are probably batch produced they are hardly tailor-made in proportions.  Plus, if they have been worn in a game the tugging and pulling they received renders them considerably out of shape. We have a method of framing and fixing them down.  Generally, the overall size of the finished work is around 900mm x 750mm and the cost complete is £69.00 on average.

Rocksport Jersey

Everyone Loves Bambi!

Bambi turns up for framing regularly; sometimes a stitchwork, a print, a watercolour.  This time a print on canvas.  An unobstrusive ash frame so as not to detact from all that’s going on in the scene.  Antique white mount and glass to completeBambi

Not An Easy One!

This framing work was large….top to bottom 1450mm and some 720mm wide.  The difficulty in framing was that the item was hand-made paper (from Laos) about 3mm thick!

It had no willingness to go flat;  it was heavy,  it was a long way out of being a rectangle.

The frame we used is Oak with a deep rebate and that accomodated the undulating nature of the work.  In the photograph, the white ‘tracers’ are reflections from light in the facing window, not a blemish in the work.

Hand-made paper

Read all about it! ! Latest News……

We are going to have a week off…

We shall be closed from 1:00 Saturday 24th August until

re-open 09:00 on Tuesday September 3rd

Enquiries in that period to:  alansturk@yahoo.com  (expect some delay in reply)

 

 

Welsh Art

We have had a flow of this kind of work over the past few months.  Oil on canvas in a 45mm wide black ash frame.  Size approx 600x450mm.  The popularity grows!Welsh art

How they looked

The two pedestals were put to use at the wedding and these two photos demonstrate that the work was well worth doing…..especially as they were donated and will be available for future use

Pedestal 1Pedestal e

Diversifying

Change of direction for us this week.  With a wedding coming up next Saturday 20th we were asked to make some feature pillars on which to place two vases of flowers.  Mainly we have made ’empty’ picture frames for both the top and bottom as you can see.

The actual pillar section is composed of four lengths of rainwater downpipe held together with clear silicone.  We are pleased with the result and hope the couple will be too.  With vases of flowers atop each one there may be the call for more photos.

Display pillars Pillars

 

Lycra Is Not Easy!

Framing a Lycra football jersey can be likened to working with a handful of elastic bands.

We get there in the end…..somehow!

 

Swans Summer Lycra