Examples of frames made over the past few years. Some are oil gilded, others the extremely time consuming water gilding process. Recently I have become particularly interested in applied decorative elements, and unusual techniques to add texture to the frames seen in the small frame with the bust of Hermes, which sits on an oil gilded plinth which hides Pandora’s box, or more prosaically, my wireless router. Trips to Italy have been inspirational for the ability to watch craftsmen at work in small studios, still using these very traditional techniques. There are a few framers left in the UK who still do this sort of work, and their help and technical advice has been invaluable.