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Rome price winner, 1992. Founding member SOG and Past President. Gilding specialist for 30 years. Frame historian, consultant to museums for collection management and framse searches.
Furniture Restorer-Conservator. Specialising in Traditional French Polishing, Fine Reupholstery, Cane/Bergere/Rush Re-seating, Gilding and Verre églomisé.
Member of ScottishFurnitureMakers.org.uk, SocietyofGilders.org and BasketMakersAssociation.org.uk
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Fine artist and maker of frames
Gilding Artist, maker of fine contemporary frames and restorer of fine antique frames.
speaker | trainer | cheese slave | patient non-geeky teacher
WordPress fanatic | sweet tea lover | believes success is teamwork | loves to laugh | enjoys good eating
What we do. We build tailored website solutions for smart, strong, and capable clients. What makes us successful is a passion for craftsmanship and proven processes for solving problems. We work with a small number of clients each year, and we spend plenty of time in discovery and design finding the best (not the fastest or easiest) solutions.
We aren’t cheap. There are no shortcuts to the right solution, and we don’t even try to find them. We’d rather spend our time finding the perfect solution and sweating details for clients who care more about long-term craftsmanship than short-term discounts.
Gwen’s been an artist since she was old enough to hold a crayon. Using materials in unusual ways has always been her trade mark. A very early winning use involved spray painting sand paper, forming it into poppies, then creating a poster from the poppies. Photography was altered with paint to create works she calls “Phaintings”. Her current art form is that of verre eglomise or reverse painting and gilding on glass. If you can imagine it, I”ll paint it!
It started with an idea listed in a chapter of business ideas in a how-to-start-a-business book-learn how to gild with gold leaf. I had worked several years in retail custom framing primarily working in production cutting mats, mounting and framing art. The high-end 22kt gold leaf frames piqued my fascination. I knew nothing of how gold leaf was put on nor had I ever seen a sheet of gold leaf, but the seed was planted. I wanted to work with this beautiful medium.
An opportunity serendipitously came my way after being laid off. One day after two months of job hunting, I opened the want ad section in the Chicago Tribune-an ad for a company looking for a gilder or the right candidate to willing to learn. I called the phone number and learned the company was world renowned harp manufacturer Lyon&Healy Harps. They hired me and I learned how to gild harps in genuine gold leaf. It changed my life. I eventually ventured into self-employment specializing in restoring antique gold harps. Then I began writing about gilding and teaching. The experience has been surprisingly gratifying. The gilding arts has been my passion for over 25 years. I feel proud and grateful working with this medium.
Bridgette creates timeless jewel-like designs and gilded works inspired by the beauty of global cultures, mathematics and nature in ornamental painted designs for interiors, colored pencil illuminations, and gilded decor.
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Established in 1820, Giusto Manetti Battiloro is the oldest and biggest European Goldbeater.
We manufacture more than 20 different shades of genuine gold leaf, available in booklets and rolls. We can produce colors and sizes on the customer’s request and currently we are the only manufacturer of PURE PLATINUM LEAF in the world.
We manufacture more than 20 different shades of genuine gold leaf, available in booklets and rolls.
We can produce colors and sizes on the customer’s request and currently we are the only manufacturer of PURE PLATINUM LEAF in the world.
Rachael Linton is a New Zealand-born artist living in the UK. She works as a gilder laying pure gold leaf on frames, furniture, and fine art, as well as interior and exterior architecture. As a sole trader, under the name Tilia Gilding, she works on a commission basis restoring and creating all manner of gilt objects from her studio in Wimbledon, London. Using traditional water-gilding and oil-gilding techniques, achievements include gilding the Queen’s robing room at Westminster Palace, gilding the Cutty Sark, and teaching at the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Rachael became a gilder in 2013. During her Master’s degree in Digital Media Artistry & Design (2008), she researched the ways in which electromagnetic frequencies interact with the human body to produce therapeutic outcomes. Since gold, silver, and copper conduct energy and have many therapeutic uses within the body, she began applying gold and other precious metals to her artworks and voilà, she was hired by a renowned furniture maker as a gilder.
Freelancing brings Rachael the opportunity to keep working on projects that mean something to her. As an environmentally aware and health-conscious creative, she is well known for her thought-provoking interactive art installations that explore the alchemical balance between man and matter using pure gold, light, and sound resonance.
A visionary at heart, Rachael contributes to the art world with lustre, uniting history with the present and art with science. She is fascinated by watching what happens when we allow time and space for nature to do its magic, allowing patina and decay to seed into objects which we consider valuable and precious.
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I am an applied artist producing custom gilded furniture and architectural finishes utilizing traditional historic gilding methods and materials in conjunction with contemporary materials and technologies.
I also teach professional level classes in the techniques I’ve practiced over the past thirty years.