About Little Leaf

Little Leaf Studio is run by Rachael Milligan who trained as a conservator for four years at the London School of Picture and Frame Restoration.   

Rachael Milligan, founder of Little Leaf Studio

I trained as a conservator for four years at the London School of Picture and Frame Restoration, after graduating from the University of York with a degree in the History of Art.

I have worked with oil and acrylic paintings on a variety of supports.  I use traditional techniques and materials wherever possible, employing methods of minimal intervention to conserve artworks in a manner that is reversible and sympathetic to their construction. I have worked with carved, plaster and composition gilded frames and studied gilding techniques such as water and oil gilding on various substrates and gilding on glass.

I have established Little Leaf Studio as a space to share some of my conservation  knowledge, creating the opportunity for anyone to explore these astounding traditional techniques.  Having spent much time searching for an economical, functional and flexible space to hire for workshops, it is of great importance to me that this creative space should be available to all artisans who might be searching for the same thing.

Little Leaf Courses

I run regular courses from the studio. Please book online or contact me for further details. Dates are limited to four participants to ensure quality contact time. Special arrangements can be made for groups.

Verre Eglomise
Introduction to Verre Églomisé

A one day introduction to the technique of gilding on glass.

Painting restoration
Oil Painting Restoration

An introduction to the skills and techniques involved in the restoration of oil paintings.

Gilding equipment
Gilt Frame Restoration

An introduction to the skills and techniques involved in the restoration of gilt frames.

Events

For a full schedule of all of our upcoming events, take a look at our live schedule by clicking below.