MOUNT MAKING

At Colin Bowles Ltd, we design, create and manufacture support systems, armatures, pedestals and bases.

 

These are specifically tailored for individual objects using the highest quality of metals, acrylics and wood.

 

We always ensure that consideration for the stability and security of an object is balanced with a pursuit for the minimal aesthetic intrusion.

 

Our signature bronze patinated finish is known throughout the industry

We believe that there is no one technical solution for all requirements and make use of different materials (metals, acrylics, wood and stone) to ensure optima presentation of the work of art.

 

This attention to the individual detail of each object, along with the acute understanding of the composition and material of sculpture and works of art is something in which each of our staff has been trained.

WE AIM TO FULFIL THE POTENTIAL OF EVERY OBEJCT AND DISPLAY OUR WORK WITH PRIDE

Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our mount makers. We can book you in for an appointment onsite, or you can arrange to have your object delivered to us.

 

All objects are kept in secure storage and handled with expert care for the duration of work. 

Our team can provide unique mount recommendations and estimates once a detailed survey of the object takes place.

We make all components of our mounts from scratch. Time and care is put into each element to ensure it is unique to the object.

 

So please allow roughly a 4 week minimum turnaround for this process. Timeframes for more complex jobs will be confirmed upon initiation. Please notify our team of any related deadlines upon initial request.

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INSTALLATION SERVICES

We install works of art all over the world, working with designers and decorators to create the perfect aesthetic and safe environment for the work of art.

 

We have worked with objects in all mediums-glass, ivory, mosaic, wood, stone, marble and metalwork and with works of art of all sizes; from a small icon to monumental sculpture and whole architectural compositions.

 

If you have an exhibition or installation that requires mounts to be produced and installed, please contact us to discuss. 

We will work closely with you to design the most suitable and unique mount display in line with your curatorial vision.

 

Our mounts are made using conservation grade materials and each object is treated with the highest degree of sensitivity. 

Where it is not possible to have the objects delivered to our workshop, we will arrange survey, measuring and fitting visits onsite prior to installation.

Please arrange a consultation to discuss pricing guides and schedules. 

 

We are Specialists in restoration and conservation of cultural heritage objects

We aim to provide practical, straight-forward solutions working closely with our clients to get the results they need while keeping our main focus on the welfare of the object. We can provide method statements and condition reports, advice on packing, collection care, travel and installation.​

RESTORATION & CONSERVATION

Our services include:

- Preventative and remedial Restoration

- Conservation Treatments

- Method Statements

Our multi-disciplined team have many years of experience working on a variety of materials:

 

Stone, including marble, alabaster and limestone, metal including ancient silver, ivory, horn and bone, polychrome, plaster, stucco, terracotta and wood.

 

We work with museums, institutions, private galleries and collectors. We use only the highest grade of materials in our treatments. Contact us to arrange a consultation with our freelance Conservators.

- Collection Care Consultations

- Condition Reports

- Advice on packing, travel and installation

Wherever possible we use the most reversible techniques and the best quality materials available in our restoration work.

 

We aim for the most sympathetic treatment of objects and work closely with clients to achieve the best possible result using our experience in many cleaning, consolidating and repair processes.

Our studios have been carefully planned to create a secure, safe, clean working environment to benefit both our staff and the objects that come into the workshop. 

Connect with us

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76 Stewarts Road

London SW8 4DE

office@colinbowlesltd.co.uk

+44 (0) 7498 6311