Chippendale School of Furniture gilder teaches students to show off

An interview with Gareth Evans, a gilder and restorer, who spends two weeks each year teaching gilding to Chippendale School of Furniture students.

Gareth Evans studied painting at St Martin’s College of Art in London which he loved. Afterwards, he worked with a friend at a gilding workshop on Fulham Road. He went on to gild alongside Paul Ferguson, President of the Master Gilders’ Association. Next, with a little help from the Prince’s Trust, Gareth set up his own gilding workshop in West Wales.