Mirror, mirror

Mirror, mirror

The majority of professional course students during this gilding segment of the course choose to put their newly-acquired skills to finish their mirrors. Campbell Paterson from Grantown on Spey in the Scottish Highlands is no exception, and is completing a stunning...
Chess and verdigris

Chess and verdigris

This week our professional course students have been mastering the intricacies of gilding. One student who has done just that is Gordon Young from Edinburgh. He’s completing a parquetry chess board framed in oak. Making a chess board is a required part of the course,...
Woven rocker

Woven rocker

It’s a spalted elm rocker that the late great Sam Maloof would have been proud of. It’s the creation of Paul Hartman from Alberta, and one of the finest rocking chairs that any of our professional course students has ever made. What makes it special is that Paul has...
Tut, tut

Tut, tut

This week our professional course students were introduced to the art of gilding. They learned all about oil-gilding, water-gilding and verre eglomisé, or gilding onto glass. Several students will be incorporating verre eglomisé into the mirrors they each have to make...