Learning the 4,500 year old Egyptian art of gilding in Scotland

Richard Walker, owner of Watergild Studios in Portsmouth, Hampshire, works as a freelance master gilder on private commissions as well as teaching the art of gilding at a variety of locations across the UK and online.  For the last two weeks, Richard has been teaching a gilding course to students at the Chippendale School of …

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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.

Habberley Meadows, suppliers of Gold Leaf

The Chippendale Furniture Schools gilding suppliers include Habberley Meadows in Birmingham, who are a nice historic firm that have been beating gold since 19th Century. Their gold quality is exceptionally good and they have a great range of colours.  They also deliver quickly, which is very handy. I would definitely recommend them.

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