The philosophy of Full Circle Framing is to create a finished framing package that is unique, and style appropriate for both the customer and the art, while using proper materials and techniques for preservation.
The shop can capably handle complex designs, volume orders, shadow box object presentations, needle art, art on canvas, antique art, as well as simple repair or replacement procedures.
Though a poster doesn’t need the same kind of archival treatment that an antique photo or
original art would, we will always discuss the most appropriate treatment. The character of the art and the your preferences will guide us to an ideal and long-lasting
presentation. The visual effect can be enhanced further by use of subtle or dramatic artistic touches, such as French mats, decorative lines or mat cuts, fabric liners or mats, the use of depth
and spacing, lettering, or use of multiple elements within the frame. Full Circle Framing offers a variety of glazing to protect and enhance, including Tru Vue Museum Glass, which provides the
best in clarity without glare and UV protection.
Carol Zeilman opened Full Circle Framing in the spring of 2009 after 14
years as the Mystic Seaport Museum’s framer. She has over 30 years of framing experience and co-owned Image Associates, providing framing and art services with business partner, Gretchen
Hatfield. She stays current with trade education, as the industry has evolved and improved on issues of conservation and design. Her college education and
experience in fine art and communication design have enhanced her appreciation and abilities in custom picture framing. She says, "I love the whole process, and the best part is pleasing customers with the results!"