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Traditional Water Gilding onto Glass

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Woodfire

9 High street

Stockbridge

SO206EX

United Kingdom

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This one day, fully practical workshop teaches you how learn the delicate ancient art of Pure Gold Water Gilding onto glass.

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 You will try traditional methods and techniques of glass gilding, as well as exploring and understanding the characteristics of beaten pure gold or white gold, and the decorative possibilities for design in its application on glass.

Unlike using widely available metal leaf, you will be using Pure Gold Leaf in a delicate application. White gold leaf and other coloured precious metals will be available too.

 This application will be onto a set of glass baubles.

Did you know that Traditional Gold Leaf is far far thinner than a butterflies wing?

What to expect on the day

Morning

Tea and coffee

Meet the educator Ian Newman BA (Hons) in Restoration and Decorative Studies

Brief history of Traditional Water Gilding onto glass

Characteristics of beaten precious metals

Handling of loose gold leaf

Practical application begins

Lunch

Afternoon

Practical continues

Engraving practical 

Design, pattern and texture

Decoration possibilities

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Workshop FAQ's? 

  • Places are limited to ten to ensure you have individual guidance.
  • Suitable for all abilities 
  • Thursday 7th November
  • Workshop runs from 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Welcome for a hot drink from 9 ready for a prompt start
  • The Workshop is being held upstairs in Woodfire, Stockbridge.
  • Parking available on the High Street
  • All equipment provided for the duration of the Workshop including 4 glass baubles. More are available to purchase or alternatively you may bring your own if you wish to work on them.
  • Option to purchase kit for further use at home

VERY IMPORTANT: Please bring packing materials for your completed baubles. Cotton wool is a suitable material next to the newly-gilded glass – perhaps in a box or cardboard tube of suitable dimensions. You will also bring an apron and a small glass jar with it's lid.

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Woodfire

9 High street

Stockbridge

SO206EX

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