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French Polishing and French Wax Finishes

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Wooburn Craft School, Ltd

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Wooburn Green

HP10 0PJ

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About the Course: Taught by a leading Conservator - Restorer and teacher in France, Pierre-Alain Le Cousin, who will instruct students on the fine art of finishing decorative objects. Particular attention will be spent on French Polishing and the use of wax finishes. As a leading expert in the field of restoration and conservation, Pierre-Alain will be able to share with the students many techniques and insights that would be difficult to get elsewhere. In this course, he will discuss the basics (the ‘mouse’, the different types of shellacs, the different types of waxes), he will present different recipes for using shellac for varnishing, and for filling, different wax recipes, the use of resin based shellac for filling. This will be a very hands on course as Pierre-Alain, will show students how to apply the shellac and wax, how to apply black shellac and shellac for brasses. If times allows, Pierre-Alain will also demonstrate the use of painting techniques in restoration.

About the Tutor: Pierre-Alain currently teaches restoration at Ecolle Boulle in Paris. He has a very impressive CV showing his work spanning over 20 years and including many of the greatest museums in France; restoring and conserving very important decorative objects. A partial listing of his prior clients include:

  • Chateau de Fontainebleau
  • Chateau Grand Trianon
  • Mobilier National
  • Chateau de Chaumont

As well as The Wallace Collection here in England as well as many private clients. He has been employed at the workshops of Simon Pierre Etienne and for Societe Steinitz where he restored pieces produced by David Roentgen, Andre Charles Boulle, Carlin Martin among others.

In addition to teaching Conservation-Restoration at Ecole Boulle, he has served on many important jurys in France, including being President du jury d’attribution du ‘concours des meilleurs ouvriers de France’ (Competition for the best Craftsperson in France).

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