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Toronto based designer who has pursued her love for the ancient art of Verre Eglomise, a French term meaning reverse painting and gilding on glass. Gilding is the process of applying genuine gold leaf or other precious metal leaf on a surface.
Marybeth is a professional member of ASID American Society of Interior Designers New York Metro chapter and ARIDO Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario.
Her artwork is been exhibited in Toronto and the US. She had worked with clients on commissioned pieces.
Symeon van Donkelaar, Iconographer
The main work of the Conestoga Iconographic Studio is the creation of sacred icons for churches and homes. The saints and festivals depicted varies, but is usually connected to the person or congregation commissioning the icon. All of them are created in the same way—using local materials from the village of Conestoga to create a vision of heaven.
Day by day, local wood, soil, plants, and even bones are collected, worked, and offered in the making of an icon. This work is part of a consciousness that seeks to create locally from the place where the studio is located—an embodiment of creating in harmony with our environment. The stylistic-vision of its icons, for which the studio is known, is a gift from the Holy Spirit that embodies an ancient and direct vision. The resulting icons are works of great skill, which witness across Christendom, about our lives of faith and prayer.
Custom Picture Framer, Artist, Photographer. Gilding on frames and gilded frame restoration
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I am a professional artist and jewelry designer specializing in reverse painting and gold leaf gilding on glass(Verre Eglomise) on table tops, bowls, and other decor pieces. My gilded jewelry designs use precious metal gold leaf on stone as well. Gallery representation: Freed Gallery, Lincoln City, OR Tony Alan Fine Jewelry, Portland OR Radiance By Design, Corvallis, OR Jan Maitland Studio and Gallery
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I am an Isabel O’neil Journeyman. My work is varied: murals, floorcloths, restoration, gold projects , marblizing mantles and other faux finish commissions.
Naomi Geller Lipsky received her PhD in Biochemistry from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and enjoyed a satisfying career in research for many years. At the same time, she continued to develop her skills in the fine and decorative arts. When these latter interests finally became more compelling, she made the decision to retire from science and become a full-time decorative artist. She presently serves as President of the Society of Gilders.
She is best known for her work with quilling, an antique art in which paper strips are shaped and applied as ornaments, but she works in other media as well. Many of her pieces incorporate gold leaf. Her main body of work consists of Judaic ritual art and liturgical illustrations. She creates originals as well as limited edition lithographs, and she completes her artistic vision by doing all of her own matting and framing. Naomi has earned her accreditation from the Quilling Guild, and is a member of that organization. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in museums and galleries, and featured in books and other publications.
Naomi is a long-term member of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework, and founded its first Baltimore chapter. She also belongs to the American Guild of Judaic Art, and the North American Quilling Guild. In addition to creating artwork, Naomi is a graduate of the Master Seamstress Program at the University of Rhode Island.
Restoration of gilded frames and objects since 1987.
Manufacturer of custom designed gilded decorative accessories.
Sacred Buddhist Art – oil and water gilding
Reed’s Gold Leaf Studios began from within the original family picture framing business, Reed’s Custom Framing. The frame shop opened its doors in 1968, started by Micki Cavanah’s parents, Don and Lou Reed. One of the local clients stated that he had been traveling to Atlanta, GA for all of his gilding needs. Finding it difficult to turn a client away for such services, Lou decided the natural thing to do would be to learn about gilding. At that time, there were very few gilders, and even fewer sources of instruction. It seemed that gilding was becoming a dying art. However, through perseverance, Lou learned the craft of gilding and restoration. She passed along her knowledge to many others through the years, including Micki and her husband, Mitchell Cavanah. For more than 20 years, Micki and Mitchell have continued the fine tradition of gilding that came from such humble beginnings.
Micki and Mitchell are long-time members of the Society of Gilders of which Micki has served as Vice-President, and now a member of the board of Trustees. Both are well-respected educators in the arts of restoration, gilding, and the design and creation of one-of-a-kind, museum quality picture frames.
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Frames and mirrors, furniture, specialty items and architectural gilding.
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With a B.F.A. in illustration, 4 years of training in a gilded objects conservation lab and more than 30 years experience in creating new and reproduction verre eglomise and reverse glass painted pieces for private clients as well as historic institutions, Nancy Beck also applies her talents to restoration of historic painted finishes, and designs and executes new pieces in the decorative arts field.