Author Archives: Naomi Lipsky

About Naomi Lipsky

Decorative artist, primarily Judaic themes, uses quilling (paper filigree)and gilding to create artwork and 3-D ceremonial objects. I welcome commissions.

Glass Gilding: Metal Leaf Series with Marybeth Ting

Registration is now closed.  Please stay tuned for new classes in 2023

A guide to gilding with metal leaf such as composition gold, copper, bronze, aluminum, and a variety of variegated leaf in both water and oil size. Different methods and a combination of techniques will be applied through multiple projects.  Life Time Access to Workshop Videos ♦ watch on your schedule.

Winter 2022 Exhibit at the Polasek Museum

 All That Glitters: The Society of Gilders

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is now exhibiting select works from our members in a show titled All That Glitters: The Society of Gilders, an exhibit in partnership with The Society of Gilders, an international and professional association devoted to the art and craft of gilding.   We are very honored to have this show at the Polasek! Artist reception on January 24th and other events are scheduled to showcase gilding.   You can see more here:

The exhibition will run from December 13, 2022, through April 16th, 2023.

Learn More About Our Zoom Talks

Francis Lestingi Zoom talk from Friday, June 3, 2022, is now available

Francis Lestingi, PhD., is an award-winning sign carver and gilder.  He is President of Signs of Gold and Professor Emeritus of Physics at SUNY Buffalo.  Francis describes the influence of gold on the world, from the molecular level to the space telescope.  He combines his two specialties in an entertaining Zoom presentation when he presents Gold, as you’ve never thought of it before! 

To view the recording, log in and go to the “Gilders on Zoom” page under “Education” or click here.

To become a member, visit the “Membership” page, or click here.

AUGUST ZOOM LECTURE by Alison Woolley – Recording is now available for our members.  Log in and go to Education > Gilders on Zoom, or click here.

Or, you can join the Society of Gilders here

Alison is a master artisan recognized by the region of Tuscany. She discovered a passion for art when she was very young. She was fortunate to train through art college in Toronto, then through an apprenticeship in the disappearing ‘botteghe’ (small artisan workshops ) in Florence, Italy.







She has become a specialist in decorating harpsichords using hand painting and gilding techniques. This type of decorative work inspired the production of her hand-painted scarves. She works and teaches traditional media in her studio in Florence.