Guild Certified Framers are awarded their qualification by the Fine Art Trade Guild, the international trade association for the industry. Framing skills and knowledge are examined rigorously by an independent Guild appointed tester.
By qualifying as a GCF Graham has demonstrated that he understands the importance of conservation framing, the use of appropriate materials to avoid future problems and also the range of framing options his customers may require. Unprofessional framing may allow unsightly stains to appear, or gradually cause the artwork to go brown and the paper to weaken; eventually a picture may literally fall apart. These things can be avoided by choosing a qualified professional. Knowledge and technology are improving all the time and precious and valuable pieces should be checked by a professional framer who can take remedial action to protect works to be kept for future enjoyment. Graham Perryman GCF(APF) has proved himself able to advise on the framing of unusual objects and memorabilia.