Custom Framing and Art Curating Team: TOM

T Clifton Art Gallery would like to introduce our staff this week!

Tom Clifton, Co-Owner and Namesake of the our local Memphis Art gallery, is our custom framing expert. He is the artistic genius behind the fabulous frames here in our Memphis Frame boutique. We have the largest selection of frames in the city and Tom provides consultation for each piece as well as an artistic eye as you design your perfect frame. He constructs each frame by hand and even hangs the pieces if you like! Tom loves theatre, costume, mezzo fresco painting, and his beloved dog and mascot Argus! Come in and meet Tom and the rest of the gang!

Local Art Gallery: Art Glass and Local Artists

We prioritize keeping things local and fresh here at our Memphis Art Gallery! We have a colorful selection of blown glass, cast glass, and fused glass as well as a plethora of bright and energetic paintings and sculpture. We love to bring in local artists as well as some from out of town and we just acquired new arrivals! New James Hayes blown glass bowls as well as several new paintings and painters! If you’re looking for a home decor Idea, just drop by our Local Art Gallery or give us a call!

Custom Frames for all your Holiday gifts

Our local Memphis Art Gallery includes our Custom Frame boutique where we take the utmost care in framing your art, gifts, memorabilia, and much more. As the holidays begin to vamp up, come in to our frame gallery to meet the wonderful Tom Clifton who does all framing and consultation with tender, loving care. We provide the highest quality for every customer and we will even install your piece for you!  Plus, we have Memphis’ largest selection of mouldings for your custom picture framing needs.

See the Newest Additions at our Local Memphis Art Gallery

What better way to welcome the fall season than to stop by your local Memphis Art Gallery and explore the colorful new art we just received this weekend! New Shipment means New Fine Art in Memphis! It’s a perfect time for you to view our Art Glass, Sculpture, and Two-Dimensional Art by LOCAL ARTISTS! We are located on Broad Avenue in the Art District of Memphis! We love visitors and love meeting new people! And so does our Friendly St. Bernard, Argus!

We have fresh art to refresh your home and back-to-school spirit!

Custom Frames for your Summer Memories

If you’re beginning to think about gift ideas for the holidays or if nostalgia is rolling in at the onset of the back-to-school season, then head in to T Clifton to get your mementos framed! Custom framing is an excellent way to honor your memories, and a perfect finish to any project or gift! We treat your work and memories as if they were our own and each piece is hand-crafted with care and attention to detail. This piece was just finished Wednesday of this week: A gorgeous embroidery completed by an equally elegant frame. Keep it local, Memphis!

Art to Wear Available at Our Art Gallery

Available at our Memphis Art Gallery – hand painted scarves.  Great option for gifts (or for yourself), especially if you are looking for unique gifts by Memphis artists.

Hand painted scarves paired with tagua nut jewelry.

Each scarf is a unique blend of color plus function.  These original art pieces are organic cotton and available in different lengths. $65 and $85

Weaving Glass – The Original Art of Glass Artist Carole Perry

Fine art glass artist Carole Perry’s tapestries showcase both texture and fine artisan skill.

Glass Thread Detail ~ 19in wide x 15in x 10in ~ sit or stand ~ $4500

She utilizes the kiln to complete her “weaving” process.  Carole’s one of a kind art sculptures incorporate more than 9,000 strands of glass.  She incorporate both color and clear glass, forming several layers of glass thread.  Through her process, she carefully monitors the temperature in the kiln to bring the thread to a sticky – but to molten – state. This precise temperature allows her to maintain the texture of the glass threads.  Once it reaches this state, she has approximately 10 seconds to form the shape of the piece and move it to a slow cooling chamber.

Carole’s glass sculptures are on exhibit at our art gallery in Memphis.

Custom Mirrors for Your Home

Refresh your bathroom or master bedroom with a custom framed mirror.

A few options for a custom bathroom mirror

With our more than 2,000 picture framing moulding options, your mirrors will reflect your unique style.

Recently we asked our Facebook followers which of these options they liked best for a bathroom.  It was fun to see what determines someone’s style – easy to clean versus dramatic seemed to be the most popular options.

What factors do you consider when selecting art or framing for your home?

Ketubah Framing for the Wedding

Framing your Ketubah is an honor for us.  We cherish that we have framed multiple generations of this sacred document.

Custom Framed Ketubah

In addition to framing your signed Ketubah, we also prepare the Ketubah for the ceremony.  This ensures it is protected and is ready to frame shortly after your ceremony.

Also, consider registering for gifts as the countdown to your wedding begins.  We can include the framing as a gift option as well as any of our fine art Judaic pieces.  And, don’t forget the groom’s glass.  We have multiple colors of glasses made specifically for easy breaking.  The shards can then be used for a keepsake item when incorporated into a mezuzah or menorah.


Framing Diplomas ~ Gifts for the Graduate

Frame the diploma and celebrate the milestone with original art.

Diploma Framing for the Graduate

Your options are wide open when it comes to framing a diploma.  Perhaps you want to include it in a shadowbox of school memories? If the graduate is headed on a corporate business track, a more traditional frame may be the best option.

Of course, parents you may want to frame the diploma for your home since it represents one of your most significant investments. (Woohoo!)