Gilding Master Class with Gilding Expert Richard Walker

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Coniston Institute

15 Yewdale Road

Coniston

LA21 8DU

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Learn a variety of copper and silver gilding techniques from Master Gilder Richard Walker.

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With the ancient craft of gilding officially on the endangered crafts list there is no better time to come along to our fun workshop and learn how to gild. It is not as tricky as it sounds and with the expert tuition of Master gilder, Richard Walker from Watergild Studios you will soon be on the right track. This newly learned artistic skill could open up all sorts of possibilities for you or just become a very absorbing and interesting Hobby.In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn a couple of gilding techniques, applying copper leaf to a frame and also applying silver leaf to the glass to create a mirror like effect on the surface. You will be able to take this item away at the end of the workshop. There will also be a general talk by Richard about slightly more in-depth gilding processes and some examples for you to look at. Whether you have already tried gilding or are a total beginner this will be a very special and inspiring session

This 2 hour workshop takes place at Coniston Institute Reading Room and is part of the Copper In Our Veins collaborative project between artists Jessica Elleray and Siobhan Miles Moore who have created a body of work reflecting on their deepening understanding of the mines at Coniston. The work is on display in the Coppermines Valley and Ruskin Museum until 6th October.The workshop materials are supplied by Gold Leaf Supplies and Sue Govani will be there in the workshop to offer support and advice on the range of gilding materials used.

Word from the artist Siobhan Miles-Moore "This is a unique opportunity to learn from the UK's most talented ( and enthusiastis) gilders, Richard Walker owner of Watergild (https://www.watergild.com ) he will be supported by our amazing friend Sue Govani owner of Gold Leaf Supplies (www.goldleafsupplies.co.uk. The workshop will be 2 hours of hands on work, interaction and learning and giggles".

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Coniston Institute

15 Yewdale Road

Coniston

LA21 8DU

United Kingdom

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