Made in Hackney: Inside Hoxton framing firm Jackson and Lee, which once mounted Thom Yorke’s spoon

Jackson and Lee's workshop in Hoxton

Jackson and Lee's workshop in Hoxton - Credit: Jackson and Lee

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Jackson and Lee’s HQ in Hoxton

Among the more unusual objects Jackson and Lee have been asked to frame is a cup and spoon that Radiohead singer Thom Yorke had drunk out of for a super fan.

The team of five has also put a pair of painter’s trousers and a collection of miniature submarines behind casing at their workshop in Long Street, Hoxton.

Owner Claire Nock has a fine art degree and used to make prints herself. She told the Gazette: “I have come full circle. Now I frame the kind of work I used to make.”

Frames are usually made from tulip wood, ash or walnut. “The process is you bring us some work and we talk about how to mount it and then we choose a frame which gives enough space within the mount to do that,” said Claire. “We often float mount. Generally it’s the artwork that needs to shine out.”

The shop is named after her old business partner, who runs Jackson’s Art Supplies nearby, and Claire’s great aunt who had a market stall in the West Midlands.