- Tatnuck, Tatnick- 1. A village in the western part of Worcester, MA. Also a name of the brook at the same place, the town and brook taking the name from the hill. From the Nipmuc Indian word k’t-adene-k, “at the great hill” (the equivalent of Katahdin with locative affix; or perhaps Wut-aden-ek, “at the hill”).”Tatnuck Square” being the area surrounding the intersection of Pleasant Street and Chandler Street.
We are the only frame shop in New England with two Professional Picture Framers Association Master Certified Picture Framers® (MCPF®) on staff.
Worcester’s ONLY award winning framers! Come in and see our framing competition winning designs!
Cliff Wilson, MCPF®
Cliff Wilson, MCPF® is one of three Master Certified Picture Framers® in New England, and one of fewer than 70 in the world.
Cliff is the Past President, and current Treasurer, of the New England Professional Picture Framer’s Association. He also served an elected term as a Director on the International Board of the Professional Picture Framer’s Association. Cliff has been an instructor at the national convention and is available for talks on framing and/or preservation framing techniques.
Cliff holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science and an MBA. After 25 years in the computer industry, including years as the Director of Color Management for Eastman Kodak and Vice President of Engineering for a couple companies, Cliff decided to work with his passion for Pastel Painting and Framing. He started Framed In Tatnuck in June of 2002 and has been building and improving the Best Frameshop in Worcester, MA ever since.
Amanda Kidd Schall, MCPF™
Amanda Kidd Schall, MCPF® is one of three Master Certified Picture Framers® in New England, and one of fewer than 70 in the world.
Amanda Kidd Schall moved to Worcester in 2007 to attend Clark University where she majored in Studio Art with a minor in Geography. At Clark she developed a critical eye and understanding of color, which she applies to your framing design. She specializes in mixed media and printmaking. Amanda started working at Framed In Tatnuck after she graduated in 2011. She has successfully passed the Master Certified Picture Framer™ evaluation! Just ask her about the color fidelity of Artglass UV! It is important to Amanda to engage with her community, and she is the Past President Worcester Earn A Bike. She also loves animals and has an adorable white cat named Tofu and a grey and tan named Crumpet.
Elaine graduated from Anna Maria College with a BA Art Degree and taught high school art for several years. She frequently exhibits framed calligraphic works and oil paintings. Her Corgi, Liam, is a willing and ideal subject for her artwork.
When not working at Framed In Tatnuck, she works as an apprentice paper conservator and bookbinder in Paxton.
Olivia attended School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, a school within Tufts University, studying interdisciplinary studio art using sculpture, printmaking, electronics, audio recording, metalwork, and weaving techniques. She has organized and taught art programs in a variety of settings including alternative schools, day centers for adults with developmental disabilities, and a state prison.
Outside of working at Framed In Tatnuck, she organizes and performs at music shows, works on printmaking projects, and continues developing her interdisciplinary creative practices. She also has a pet Madagascan hissing cockroach named Khloe.
Julia received a bachelors in Studio Art from Clark University. She has been studying dark room photography since the age of 13, starting at the Worcester Center for Crafts under the direction of her mentor Paul Dumanoski. She specializes in alternative processing, such as cyanotype printing. She recently has combined her love for gardening and art by exploring botanical blue prints with accompanying text.
Julia also works as a respite worker through Seven Hills where she teaches art. She has a stellar Golden Retriever named Maxwell.