Picture framing, gilding, decorative finishes and upholstery

Water gilding – a decorative pastiglia box with Judy Wetherall

Ref: SLW08338




Enhance your experience of gesso-work and loose-leaf water gilding, as you practise using traditional and creative techniques. Prepare and water-gild a cabochons-encrusted box using raised gesso 'pastiglia', and semi-precious gems inspired by medieval craft techniques.


Judy Wetherall

Following graduation in Conservation from Brighton and the City and Guilds of London Art School, studying in Italy and Germany, Judy established her reputation working on gilding, japanning, polychrome and period paint. She is a Churchill Fellow, and 2015 winner of the Lord Balfour of Burleigh Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship. She is passionate about her work, and her infectious enthusiasm has led her to teach in many institutions. Her life's-work portfolio is impressive, and includes work for National Trust, English Heritage; Royal Collections; Globe theatre; Churches and Cathedrals; Guildhall Art Gallery and numerous private clients.


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