Caversham Picture Framer Reading

Our story

As Picture Framers we focus on delivering the very best of traditional picture framing skills including hand finished frames and the most up to date conservation framing techniques to enhance and preserve your artworks.

We look to serve the art and design enthusiasts in Caversham, Reading, and the surrounding area. Our team has a deep background in art, art history, and the practical craft of framing. The business has been established for over 30 years and is now family led by Alex Foster.

Alex has an M.A. in Art History with distinction from the University of London, studied at Central St. Martins School of Art, and trained in the traditional skills of hand finished frame making and gilding with one of the counties oldest frame makers.

Our team has a fantastic range of picture framing skills. They are a mixture of fine artists, photographers, experienced craft workers, restorers, and business people. We understand the needs of our customers ensuring that the best frames are always chosen and that the execution of the work is timely and of exceptional quality.

We look forward to discussing your framing project with you, so please come in and talk to us.

Meet The Team



I am an Art Historian with a passion for the history of frames and art presentation. I also trained at one of the oldest framers in the country (150 years), learning the traditional craft with hand painted finishes, restoration, and gilding. I am delighted to be able to continue and develop picture framing at The Caversham Picture Framer.


Workshop Supervisor

I've made picture frames for over 10 years. As well as being a friendly face, I am an expert conservation framer with an exceptional eye for detail. The chances are any frame you buy through us will have been fitted and inspected by me.


Framing Consultant

I’ve been advising customers on the best frames for their work for several years now. You will mostly see me in Angles of Art although I will sometimes be in The Caversham Picture Framer as well. I am a photographer by training which gives me an exceptional eye for detail and colour.


Framing Consultant

With a long background in industry, finance and the law, I now help my son Alex in the business when I can. You will often see me advising on the best picture frame for an artwork, but I also advise Alex on ways to help the company progress and improve our service for you.


Framing Consultant

I trained at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London University in the Conservation of Paintings. I have a deep interest in Art, and now enjoy supporting my son Alex by helping customers choose the best framing options for their art work.


Conservation Framer

I am a qualified conservation framer and have been framing for about twenty years. I work part-time in the workshop producing all types of frames, finishing and fitting works ready for customers. As well as being a framer, I am an experienced carpenter and joiner and enjoy all types of working with wood. As I am deaf, you will see me in the workshop, rather than serving customers.


Framer and Driver

I originally trained as a carpenter and now cut the frames, glass, and backboard for all our frames. You can also see me sometimes serving in the Galleries, or driving our van.

Going Green

Going green is very important to us. We have implemented a lot of new measures to reduce our carbon foot print over the last few years and, while there is still a lot to do, we are proud of the process we have made so far. Since 2017 we have managed to reduce our contribution to landfill by about 80%. We are therefore recycling more all the time. Our packaging is also recyclable. We try as much as possible to access wood sourced sustainably and have joined the growing effort to plant more trees to offset more challenging carbon and waste issues.