Loose Leaf Gilding with Noble Metals – Jill London – PR


Dates: August 5,6 – This is 2 day class
Class Price: $460.00
Minimum 4 Student
Max. 12 Students

About the class:

Develop your hand skills with 23Kt Gold Leaf, and Palladium leaf, using the traditional gilders tools: a gilder’s tip, a gilder’s knife, a skew brush and a gilding pad.

This class is geared to folks who want to learn more skills in working with loose leaf and applying both quick and slow size on boards for future gilding work.

Classwork includes methods to improve for cutting and applying loose leaf to a flat surface, use of both single and double tips, making and using stencils with gilding, and understanding oil size and what one is looking for in order to obtain a high sheen and a bright luster. 

Each student will complete at least two gilded boards  The skills involved in loose leaf gilding are different than working with patent leaf.  The sheen of loose leaf is brighter and more dynamic because it doesn’t contain the wax which patent leaf has in order to be attached to the paper.

 Working directly out of a book of loose leaf, or from a gilder’s pad. These hand skills are an important part of having success with gilding.

Early registration ends June 14! After registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access all conference classes.


Materials included in price:

Includes substrates, size, shellac, and associated materials. Each student will be supplied with one book of  W&B  hand made 23K loose leaf, and a book of Manetti palladium leaf.

Tools needed: Gilding Tip (Long), Gilders Mop, Basic Gilding Knife, Gilding Cushion (Pad).  A tool kit is available for $101  from W&B Gold leaf – contact them directly (920) 459-8206

Note: Students are welcome to bring a small stencil (7” x 9”) to work with as well as their own tools and materials if they so desire. If they bring their own tools, they are advised to bring at least 2 Gilders’ tips. 

Leaf used in class is donated by class sponsor W&B Gold Leaf.

Please contact instructor for details

About the teacher:

Jill London is a painter and gilder working globally on gilding projects. Trained by Robert Kulicke, she has over 35 years experience as a professional gilder, and her artwork is collected internationally. Teaching gilding has been part of Jill’s resume since the 1990’s including as an adjunct professor. Jill loves sharing her passion for the gilding arts with open minded students. 

All questions are welcome and will be responded to in a timely fashion.