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Janusz Chyrowski gilder – restorer master craftsman
Continues the family tradition in gilding and giltwood conservation. Started in 1987 as an apprentice in his father’s Gilding & Carving Conservation Studio. In 1997 diplomaed as a Master of Gilding Craft. Accredited member of BAFRA (The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association).
London based CHYROWSKI Gilding & Restoration Studio offers the highest standard of gilding, giltwood conservation and restoration of fine antique gilded furniture, mirror and picture frames. This superior service is dedicated to antique and art dealers, galleries, museums and private collectors worldwide.
Karena is a fine art illuminator and owner of The Gilded Hart, specializing in 24k gold leaf designs, pastiglia, illuminated heraldic art and specialty hand-crafted gilding adornments for fine artisans including pure 24k royal shell gold and precious noble powders.
Our Gilded Gracings precious gilding adornments are carefully crafted by hand using traditional techniques and are perfect for gilding, illumination, calligraphy, iconography, heraldic and fine art, restorations, kintsugi, tezhip, and many other applications!
Visit http://www.gildedhart.com/gildedhartboutique for more information!
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Hi, my name is Wei Lian and I’m a freelance gilder from Singapore. I have experience in iconography, furniture and manuscript gilding. I am also interested in interior, exterior, leather, glass and ceramic gilding. I just love to work with gold! 🙂
I am a Japanese artist based on Japan. My career started as a decorative painter since 1992. after freelance experience, I established company “Faux Arts Design” in 2000. painting inside and outside, mural, faux finish, glass gilding and plasterwork. My strength is using variety of materials which is wire, fiber, wood and iron. Not only surfaces, I do make sculptures and 3 dimension installation. My project is 100% for commercial places. I falling love Verre eglomise technique.
In an effort to unite tradition and modernity under the banner of the Arts & Crafts movement, the craftsmanship of Verre d’Or and Margó- gilder workshop is combined with innovation, imagination and creativity.
We are specialized in Traditional Water Gilding & Reverse Glass Gilding (verre églomisé).
This is complemented by other historical techniques such as the in-house production of glue chipped glass with its fascinating details. As a special feature, we developed a combination of glue chipped and muslin glass, which we introduced to our manufactory as a unique selling point.
With a constant focus on the individual needs of our customers, we believe that contemporary design requires a philosophy built on the foundations of traditional knowledge and innovative change in order to develop creations that justify the use of valuable resources and which last over time independent of short-lived trends.
Easy Leaf Products supplies the highest quality Genuine Gold Leaf, Composition Metal Leaf, and Accessory items to Professional Gilders. Our brands of Genuine Leaf include, ELP, Giusto Manetti, August Ruhl, our brands of Composition Metal Leaf include, ELP, Nazionale, Noris and Everbright.
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My gilding career began in conjunction with painting exterior Victorians in San Francisco in the early 1980’s. Ornamental details were highlighted with 23 carat gold leaf.
In the mid 1990’s I received some finer training from Stanley Robinson, a founding member of SOG.
In the early 2000’s I worked in Paris with a team of expert gilders.
I commenced and continued interior architectural gilding in the early 2000’s.
Particularly working with pure silver leaf on mouldings, niches, ceilings and furniture.
I concurrently did and continue to do various decorative finishes, and restoration, repair and touch up of decorative finishes.
I learned to use the gilding wheel with the help of Michael Kramer. It is a tool and technique which allows high production and high quality finished work.
I also work on restoring / repairing damaged gilded furniture and architectural elements.
I continue to do interior projects primarily in pure silver leaf, gold leaf and composition silver leaf.
B. A. Hons. in English literature and Classical civilization from University College Dublin.
Diploma in Art History, a joint program from University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.
Bachelor from the Academy of Fine Art in Rome and Conservation Technician degree in Veneto, Italy. I’ve been working solo and in collaboration with professionals, artists, Conservators, Architects and Designers for 15 years, in Italy and abroad. My specialization fields are in Interior decoration, set painting, gilding, easel paintings, murals, conservation of wood artworks and furnishing, paintings, lime tempera murals, frescos. I currently work with Peter Shelton Sculptor in Los Angeles, California.