As a professional violin repairer and restorer I have been involved in the violin trade for many years.
I have extensive experience of working on violins, violas and 'cellos by many different makers and ranging from old Italian to today's modern instruments.
Before moving to North Northumberland, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, I was workshop manager for the world-renowned violin restorers and dealers J P Guivier, London.
I work with orchestral players, quartets, soloists and traditional fiddlers. Clients include professionals, teachers, amateurs, students and children. Whatever your level of expertise, you will benefit hugely from a properly maintained and set up instrument.
One of the most rewarding parts of my work is developing an ongoing relationship with clients and their instruments.
Players travel long distances across rural Northumberland and the Borders to visit my workshop and I am in the privileged position of enjoying reciprocal visits to hear clients, many of whom have become friends, perform with instruments that I maintain.
All musicians strive to get the best from their instruments and my aim is always to do everything I can to help you to achieve this.
Judith Blackwell - Tel. 01289 387 092.
Photography by Don Brownlow Photography