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163 Mitchells Chance Rd #322
Edgewater, MD 21037

410 533-3098

The mountmakers at Brigid offer museum quality art and artifact mounting services in the Washington DC, Baltimore, and St Louis areas, as well as nationally and internationally.

Deanna Hovey

DEANNA HOVEY, MOUNT-MAKER
 

Courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum

Korwori (Karawari) Caves region; Bird-Shaped Headdress; possibly 18th-19th century; wood, fibers, cane, rattan, clay, paint; 106.68 172cm; Gift of Morton D. May 101:1975

Two separate steel mounts support this headdress: one attaches to an internal Ethafoam insert which supports the bird's body, while the other travels behind the bird to support the wings. Each wing is pinned and strapped with Stabiltex to shaped acrylic mounts.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2008, Saint Louis Art Museum

 

Courtesy of The Saint Louis Art Museum

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, founded 1710; Cup and Saucer, c.1725; gazed porcelain with enamel and gilding; cup 4.4 cm, saucer diameter 12.2 cm; Bequest of Reverend Alfred Duane Pell 60:1938a,b

Two separate seismic mounts support the cup and saucer. Each mount stem slides into a steel block attached to the case wall. The angles of the cup and the saucer are adjustable and secured with set screws.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2011, Saint Louis Art Museum

 

Courtesy of The Saint Louis Art Museum

Chupicuaro, c.300 BC-300 AD; Standing Female Figurine; ceramic with slip; 24.4 x 14.3 x 8.3 cm; Gift of Morton D. May 242:1978

A brass mount wraps around this figurine's leg, while resin supports hold the feet in place.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2010, Saint Louis Art Museum

 

Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History and MOUNTWORK LLC

Museum of Alabama, Alabama Voices Gallery

The weight of the pocket watch is supported by three mount arms, the length of the chain is held in place by tiny brass pins and a small bracket at the top.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2013, MOUNTWORK LLC


 

Courtesy of The Alabama Department of Archives and History and MOUNTWORK LLC

 Museum of Alabama, Alabama Voices Gallery

The missing pipe stems for these Native American pipe bowls are alluded to by their mounts, which reproduce the complete shapes of the pipes. Deanna also made the pottery mounts in the background.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2013, MOUNTWORK LLC

Mount Designer: Jen Simons, 2013, MOUNTWORK LLC

 

Courtesy of The Saint Louis Art Museum

Persian; Pleasure Tent; 19th century; silk, cotton, metallic yarns; 345.4 x 406.4 x 406.4 cm; Gift of James F. Ballard 132:1929

A central mounting pole with a telescoping support flange holds up the roof of the tent. Nine external mounting poles support the wall panel. At each pole location, the wall panel has a mounting sleeve with an internal rigid support. The mounting poles clamp the internal rigid supports to distribute the weight of the wall panel.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2009, Saint Louis Art Museum

Mount Design: Deanna Hovey, Zoe Perkins, Textiles Conservator at the Saint Louis Art Museum

 

Courtesy of The Saint Louis Art Museum 

Sophie Lienard, French, active 1842-1845; Ferdinand-Philippe, Duc d'Orléans; mid-19th century; enamel on porcelain; framed: 15.4x12.1cm; Gift of Mrs. Frank Spiekerman, The Frank Spiekerman Collection 28:1933.92

This brass wall mount seismically secures the portrait with a telescoping top arm.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2011, Saint Louis Art Museum

 

Courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum

Aztec; Figure Carrying Corn; c. 1410-1510; stone with pigment; 76.8 x 18.7 x 22.9; Gift of Morton D. May 304:1978

A resin base levels this stone figure and a steel support contours the object from behind. The steel support locks the figure into place with a removable side arm.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2008, Saint Louis Art Museum

 

Courtesy of The Alabama Department of Archives and History

Museum of Alabama, Alabama Voices Gallery

Deck-mounted stems are often placed at the center of an object's gravity. With these firearms, Deanna moved the mount posts so they would line up in a row.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2013, MOUNTWORK LLC

 

Courtesy of Amy Lemaire Studios, www.amylemaire.com

Kosmos; flame worked hollow soda-lime glass, stainless steel wire;  7.5" diameter x 1.25"; 2014

This mount provides a safe location to store and display the necklace between wearings.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2014, Brigid Mountmaking

 
Courtesy of The Saint Louis Art Museum Tlapacoya; Standing Figurine; 1200-900 BC; ceramic with pigment; 20.3 x 7.6 x 7 cm; Gift of Morton D. May 1004:198

Courtesy of The Saint Louis Art Museum

Tlapacoya; Standing Figurine; 1200-900 BC; ceramic with pigment; 20.3 x 7.6 x 7 cm; Gift of Morton D. May 1004:198

Multiple mount arms support the damaged sections of this figurine, while a resin base suggests missing parts of the object.

Mountmaker: Deanna Hovey, 2010, Saint Louis Art Museum