Framer's Chop Service, Asheville artist resource

LH009: Jennifer Pearson – Framer’s Chop Service and Frugal Framer

Frugal Framer frame store in Asheville, NC
The Frugal Framer at 95 Cherry St., Asheville, NC

This week’s guest is Jennifer Pearson, owner of the Frugal Framer and Framer’s Chop Service at 95 Cherry Street in Asheville, North Carolina and Frugal Framer’s second location at 2145 Hendersonville Road in Arden.

Many of us who are lucky enough to have discovered her business fondly refer to the Framer’s Chop Service as “The Chop Shop,” ironically removing the word service from the name.  Jennifer is, indeed, providing quite the service to local artists by supplying us with affordable, high-quality frames and framing supplies.  And artists who frame 2D or 3D work know that the right frame can make all the difference in the presentation of a piece.

This episode has something to offer anyone with framing needs, whether you have already discovered the Frugal Framer or not.  If you are already one of Jennifer’s customers, you may find that she and her very helpful staff offer way more than you realized.  Plus, you will have the opportunity to better get to know this kind, welcoming woman who works with you when you enter the Chop Shop or the Frugal Framer.

If you listen, you will learn, as I did, how much Jennifer cares about ensuring Asheville and WNC artists present our work at its best!

Highlights of this interview include:

  • the differences between the Frugal Framer and the Framer’s Chop Service, to help you understand which might be best for you
  • the history of how artists came to be served so generously by this business
  • items the Frugal Framer has worked with that you might never have thought of framing
  • learning that Jennifer is an artist herself.  In this interview, you will hear her explain that she is not presently active with her art, but she also gave permission for some of her paintings to be displayed below!

Links for this episode:

Public view of the Framer’s Chop Service

Behind the Scenes

 

Original Watercolor Paintings by Jennifer Pearson:

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6 thoughts on “LH009: Jennifer Pearson – Framer’s Chop Service and Frugal Framer

    • Hi Carol! Yes, a Chop Shop is a wonderful thing to have access to 🙂 Yet another reason to visit Asheville…

  1. Thank you Meredith. I am so happy to have been one of your interviewees – Thank you for shinning a spotlight on Frugal Framer and Framers’ Chop Service! We’ll see you soon at the Chop Shop:-)

    • Jennifer, it was great to have you on the show! Thanks for sharing all you did with the Local Hearted listeners. Look forward to seeing you soon!

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