Gilding Master Class

Image Credit: Richard Walker

Making Space


Thursday 06 July 2017 – Saturday 08 July 2017
10am - 3pm
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Admission Fee: £275
Booking essential
Book online at OR call 02392472491 OR email [email protected]

Following on from a popular 2hr taster in March, Richard is back again delivering a 3-Day masterclass with us covering a much broader understanding of gilding.

Those attending will produce a selection of oil gilded items, of their discretion, in gold, silver and copper leaf.

The course will take a brief look at all the water gilding processes, including making and applying gesso, bole and the gilding process. Burnishing and antiquing skills will also be covered.

Students will look at glass gilding and the different ways to achieve effects upon the surface of the glass.

For the large project, students will produce a water gilded frame in 23.5 karat gold-leaf. The glass insert will be a gilded ‘Verre Eglomise’ style mirror in 12 karat white gold.

If a student wishes to work on a different item, or something personal, this will also be possible. However, prior discussion with the tutor would be needed to plan accordingly.

As well as overall class tuition, individual tuition and guidance will be given by the tutor, ensuring that all participants receive adequate personal guidance to sharpen their skills.

Course Dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6, 7 & 8 July 2017. 10am-3pm each day


The gilding course costs just £275.00 This includes most materials. Further gold / metal leaf is available at trade cost.



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