Finished Piece

The Gilding process.

Click on any of the above stages of gilding for further explination. Wood Gesso Boll Gilding Etching Antiquing

'Good is not good where better is expected'-this quote expresses the exacting standards that distinguish a true craftsperson from the rest. Accepting second best or mediocrity will not do. It is the skill and dedication that I bring to my work that dictates the quality of my finishes and designs. These qualities and motivations are rare in a time where deskilling and automation are the norm. These qualities are innate, they cannot be taught they have to be brought out and developed through training and one's own persistence and drive to do better.

Hopefully you'll see evidence of this endeavour in my work and in this section learn a little about the techniques, processes, meticulous effort and care that lies behind it's creation.

Click on the different stages, indicated above, for a stage by stage guide to what exactly goes into making one of my artefacts.