Welcome to the Members Directory of the Society of Gilders!
Please search here when seeking technical help from a member. You may also seek help in the “Society of Gilders” discussion group on LinkedIn.
You can browse the whole Directory, or search for a gilder/member by name, specialty, or location.
- In the full membership list below, Gilders are listed in order of state or territory.
- The Category box on the left filters members by Location (International and United States) and Specialty interests.
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European Master Gilders & Restorers
Gwen L Watson
Gwen’s been an artist since she was old enough to hold a crayon. Using materials in unexpected ways has always been her trade mark. She currently works in Verre Eglomise and decorative painting. Her fine art pieces are in collections across the USA and Europe. She will be part of a two artist show in San Rafael, CA in mid December 2022.
Adela A Davis, MCPF
Adela Davis Studio is a full service frame restoration, design & custom picture frame shop that primarily uses preservation techniques. We will help you design your project!
Frame restoration continues to use methods of old, unchanged like the authentic masters who originally built and carved the frame. Our studio uses these same techniques and ingredients to bring new life to your precious frame. Our quality custom framing concentrates on preservation techniques for your artwork or heirloom.
With 40+ years of experience, Adela Davis, MCPF*, can offer her clients forms of conservation picture framing and frame restoration. From Aesthetics to UV light protection, Adela can confidently help you choose the best materials for your heirlooms that are frames, art, or souvenirs. Adela Davis has been a member of PPFA since she started designing & picture framing. To date, Adela is the only PPFA member and accredited master picture framer* in New Braunfels, Texas. She currently is in her 17th year of serving on the local chapter of PPFA, a group that helps promote education and fellowship among area picture framers.