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Sneak preview……

Well tomorrow is the opening event for the Porter & Jenkinson Curious Pursuits exhibition. 

Curious Pursuits blog link

I’ve re-framed some of the plates from the “Things my cats kill” series in a mount more suited to the theme of the show.

I was going to mount them with black ribbon around the corners of the plates, some wet platers use a thin silver wire, but the ribbon just didn’t look right so these have been float mounted.

Thanks to one client for loaning me her plate that she bought at the PHM event in October.

Really looking forward to seeing the variety of work that will be on display. If your in Manchester over the next four weeks then please call in and take a look.

So just need to drop these plates off at the Portico at lunch time then go for a couple of beers with John who also has some great looking work in the show.



  1. Charles
    Posted February 2, 2012 at 8:51 AM | #

    I love the grey backgrounds – just what tintypes need to set them off. And the brass trim just adds that dash of colour. Brilliant! Have fun at the show,

  2. Posted February 2, 2012 at 8:52 AM | #

    Thanks Charles. Maybe see you in the summer sometime.

  3. Posted February 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM | #

    These look great – how did you attach the glass, with double-sided tape?
    I have a small “exhibition” on at a local private school – more of a display really. I framed prints from scans but wanted to mount the plates themselves. Did you use a fillet as spacer or two thicknesses of mountboard? Good luck with the exhibition!

  4. Posted February 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM | #

    Hi Fionnbharr,

    Double sided sticky tabs, very sticky indeed. I had tried various glues on the back of an ambrotype but they melt the paint on the reverse. As they are quarter plate and lightweight they should stay fixed.

    Theres two mounts, the gold and an inner black so its not touching the front glass.

  5. Posted February 2, 2012 at 5:13 PM | #

    Very nice frames!!!.

    Where You bought them ? . Are they custom made ?

  6. Posted February 3, 2012 at 12:31 AM | #

    Hi Damian, They were off good old Ebay. They are a little strange in that they are made of some sort of plaster of paris?

  7. Posted February 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM | #

    They are beautiful i have some of mine to frame ill will check ebay as well :)

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