David Smith, MBE—May 22, 2020 3pm EST

Sir David’s awesome talk is over, but you can watch a video recording here.

May 22nd 3pm EST – David Smith, MBE

David is a British designer, glass embosser, gilder, and signwriting artist based in Torquay, Devon (United Kingdom).

He started his own sign-writing company in 1990 and, after 13 years, sold the business in 2003 to concentrate more on hand-crafted lettering and glass gilding. His main techniques include water and oil gilding, verre églomisé, acid etching, brilliant cutting, French embossing, glue chipping, sandblasting, screen printing, and sign writing. In recent years David Smith has also focused on traditional, ornamental hand-drawn design. He teaches the craft of sign writing and reverse glass gilding all over the world. He was awarded an MBE for services to reverse glass ornamental artistry in the 2020 New Year Honours.

SESSION: I plan to show you preliminary drawings of my work, gilded glass in the studio, and current projects I’m working on.  A tour of my studio and a general chat about current commissions and processes.