About Us

Susan  Carver is the frame shop manager and has over 35 years of professional experience in custom picture framing, design and production. Her framing expertise is proven in all of her work. Simplicity, elegance and perfection are the main characteristics of all of The Framery’s finished products. Susan’s corporate experience is extensive. Many of her clients are Fortune 500 companies, such as Bank of America, Pacific Gas and Electric, AT&T, Dreyer’s and Edy’s Grand Ice Cream, Dean Witter Reynolds, and C & H Sugar and many others. Her expertise with deadlines and budgets are great assets when meeting the challenges and demands necessary when working with interior designers, decorators and corporations. (Credentials available upon request.)

The Framery was a concept created in San Francisco, California by artist,  Bongi Bongiovanni and picture framer,  Susan Carver.  After relocating to Pittsburgh,  Susan settled-in and began creating her dream. Susan’s grandparents had lived in Pittsburgh almost a century prior, and in many ways she felt she was coming full-circle. Lawrenceville was the ideal and most obvious location to begin this venture. The renewal of this community with its many shops, galleries and restaurants was the neighborhood they found so inviting.

After 13 great years, THE FRAMERYS operations in Lawrenceville have brought many fantastic new acquaintances and friends! Both Susan and Bongi agree that their shared passion for art, framing, and their love of Pittsburgh has helped the dream of The Framery to unfold. The Framery’s move to Doughboy Square in Lower Lawrenceville came with much excitement and hope of sharing positive synergy with the various boutiques, galleries and small businesses currently located in this area. Its mission continues to be one that supports the community while also offering an affordable picture-framing service.

The Framery is proud to be a part of this creatively-revitalized neighborhood and welcome all of our customers, both old & new, to this newly renovated location!

Interior of The Framery