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Our Services

Here at Insitju we offer a range of courses including framing, gilding and conservation which are available for different lengths and ability’s to suit your needs. We are passionate about passing on the knowledge and skills which we have enquired through 12 amount of years in practice. 

In all of our courses we talk about business set up, the equipment and materials needed to start and run your own framing workshop and where is best places to acquire your stock.

Workshops and courses at Insitju Framing and Conservation Ltd are given in small groups and give step-by-step tuition in various framing, gilding and conservation techniques. Unless otherwise stated workshops and courses are held at the workshops in the Georgian Heritage town of Modbury in the South Hams, Devon, and run from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Tea/coffee, hand-outs and materials are included in the fee unless otherwise specified.





Martin Edwards MA

Martin Edwards MA has been working with framing and conservation for 12 years, first discovering his passion as a collection manager for a private fine art and heritage collection in Portsmouth . Martin has continued to gain specialist knowledge of gilding, carving and frame making, spending 10 years as a conservator, specialising in frames and polychrome objects, he then went on to achieve two masters degrees in history and conservation from Newcastle and Lincoln University.

Martin is also passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge to promote the continuation of traditional craft skills. He is qualified as a vocational assessor as well as an Adult and Further Education Teacher and has been awarded a City & Guilds Licentiateship in Training and Development. He has also been commended by the Fine Art Guild and therefore our vocational training in picture framing is in line with the Fine Art Guilds code of ethics and standards. He is also currently undertaking an ICON accreditation.

Vocational Framing Courses

Specialist Courses

Framing and Conservation Restoration Course

What People Say


"Having been on numerous career courses, I have often been dissappointed by either ‘lack of instructor time’ or ‘poor instruction and content’. However during the 3 day vocational course run by Martin my experience was the polar opposite. Martin’s relaxed & flexible approach encouraged participation & questions. Knowing that getting things wrong is part of the learning process allowed me focus on getting things right, not worrying about getting things wrong. Whilst delivery & content were excellent, it is Martin’s experience and willingness to pass on his hard learnt lessons within the framing business which truely sets him apart from other instructors. Since finishing the course I have managed to navigate the difficult process of setting up my own framing business and feel that I owe this to Martin’s philosophy - he is not instructing potential competitors but rather work colleagues. Cheers!"

J Butler, Q&A Frames

Why not book a course and take a break? We are only 5 miles from the coast an area of outstanding beauty...

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