ÆDICULE's owners E. Mark Guthrie and Peter Werkhoven, are both nationally and internationally recognized picture framing experts. Mark Guthrie has, since 1978, successfully founded and guided single-location and multi-location businesses within the picture framing industry. In New York City, he created a service and consulting business catering to the area's framing dealers and manufacturers. This activity led Mr. Guthrie to serve as national sales director for one of this country's leading reproduction framing manufacturers.
Peter Werkhoven relocated to the Bay Area from the Netherlands, where he attained the skills of Master Framemaker in Amsterdam. For many years estates and institutions including the Rijksmuseum, Sotheby's and Christies have petitioned his consulting services and framemaking expertise. Through the many European museums and galleries that Mr. Werkhoven has served, his workmanship can be found surrounding many notable masterworks.
Both, Mark and Peter, are contributing columnists to industry trade publications, style and decor periodicals and provide consultation to the retail furniture and accessories industry. ÆDICULE regularly conducts seminars, encompassing the history of frames and elements of the frame making craft.