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35 years of woodwork classes

We are currently freshening up our website (like one does rather sporadically), and in describing our current classes were surprised to find that the woodwork one began 35 years ago! Not only that, but one member of the ‘class of ’82’ then held at Ringmer School, has been a continual attender ever since! Des, my good friend and fellow woodwork collaborator, has been coming ever since then, which if my maths is correct, amounts to over 1800 hours of class time, plus the homework of course! Hasn’t he learnt enough to do it on his own yet, you may well […]

Love is all you need

Here at UFC HQ we don’t care much for the normal cheesy advertising stuff associated with seasonal retails events, increasingly stretching as they do from one to the next. You know the sort of thing.. Halloween, Guy Fawkes then Christmas, followed by January Sales, with an inevitable early sighting of the first creme egg. But after those critical words, we’re just going to hop onto the proverbial bandwagon to mention the next notable sales opportunity, Valentines Day! Forward thinking people will obviously already have this entirely sorted.. all planned, bought and gift wrapped. But what about the blokes? No worries, […]

An act of Remembrance

One of the most iconic art installations in recent years, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, displayed in 2014, had a profound effect on all those who saw it. People travelled from far and wide to experience the work of Paul Cummins (with setting by stage designer Tom Piper) in the moat at the Tower of London.  888,246 ceramic poppies were displayed, each one intended to represent a British or Colonial serviceman killed in World War One. The poppies were sold in aid of charity after the event. The individual poppies were originally sold for £25 each, and it […]

Framing 007 for charity…

At Uckfield Framing Company, we’re always happy to help out charitable organisations, and have framed a number of items over the years for good causes. Recently, we were approached by the Chailey Heritage Foundation to frame a signed print in time for their charity ball. Naturally we agreed! The print in question was a print of a watercolour by Jeremy Houghton entitled ‘Bond in the Highlands’, it depicts the iconic Aston Martin DB5, belonging to James Bond, amongst the impressive landscape of the Scottish Highlands (a scene from ‘Skyfall’). This particular edition was not only signed by the artist, but […]

From Uckfield’s Art Trail.. to Bridge Arts fair

The relaunched Art Trail has taken on a new dynamism since its reincarnation this year under the Bridge Arts banner. Having been heavily involved over the last decade, it is wonderful for us to see this project evolve and improve by a quantum leap this year, due to the dedication and energy of its new committee members. This coming weekend will be the culmination of all this year’s efforts; Bridge Arts two day ‘Art Fair’ in the town’s Civic Centre, July 15/16, to which you are all welcome! We wrote this for the catalogue introduction: Uckfield’s artistic landscape has changed […]

A week of work experience…

My name is Ethan and I am 15 years old and attend UCTC (Uckfield Community Technology College). As you may have seen on the Uckfield Framing Company Instagram page (my fist day on work experience week), Tim was able to show me how to use the Morso. A guillotine with a medieval-looking triangular blade that can slice through wooden moulding with ease, (well, that’s the idea). I spent most of the first few days practicing on the Morso with scrap bits of moulding. After a while I began to get the hang of it, and using it started to become […]

Woodwork.. ..more than just a hobby

Learning woodworking with Tim Benians has given me confidence and the incentive to tackle so many more tasks around the home. Previously I would have needed to research local tradesmen to help me undertake fairly simple repair tasks that I would have hesitated to tackle on my own. I have now completed two terms of woodworking at Uckfield Framing Company over the last six months. In particular, during the winter, the weekly sessions were a great way to make the best of the dark evenings and achieve a better skill level and a practical grounding in the use of various […]

Pure magic!

Magic has got to be the only word to describe a phenomenal month; hugely busy, but also hugely enjoyable. After all, who minds hard work when the work is varied and entertaining? The amount of work in May was completely bonkers, simply because so many large orders came together. But the whole team (six of us now!), did a little extra and we kept all our lovely customers happy, which is always a Good Thing. Amongst the multitude of frames was a batch of fairground mirrors, twelve hand painted canvas tray frames, and over a hundred frames for our good […]

Bits and bobs from The Travelling Framer (or one of them)

It is pretty quiet in Uckfield this week. Tim is in Iceland making bad puns about geezers and The erstwhile Apprentice is in Andorra trying to gee up those skiing muscles. It doesn’t mean we have given up the day job! As ever, we always keep an eye out for good ideas and novelties, as well as any potential work opportunities. Natalie is keeping a firm hand on the tiller, and making sure all is smooth-running at the workshop. On the potential work front, I am going to be de-framing a quadriptych (yes, it is a word) which is in […]

Class of 2016.. ..picture framing

One Saturday towards the end of last month we ran another successful one day picture framing class right here in our Sussex workshop. All four students worked really hard to produce a finished piece in just a few hours, learning useful skills and tips along the way. Judging by their feedback, they all found it very rewarding: “Your great instruction enabled us to create these, Tim! Personable and patient . . . Thank you, it was a most enjoyable day and, yes, I think we were all pretty amazed at what we achieved. Highly recommended workshop.” – Mandy “Yes, totally […]

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