A one day introduction to the technique of gilding on glass. Intended to familiarise you with the practice of gilding and etching a design onto glass.
During the day you will gild a 10x10cm coaster that you can take home at the end of the course.
You will learn how to:
prepare the glass
make a size for the gold application
cut and apply loose gold leaf onto the reverse of the glass
etch a design onto the glass
seal the gold with enamel
An amazing opportunity to learn new skills and understand this incredible art.
Suitable for all ages and abilities. No experience required. A fantastic group activity with friends.
All materials and tools are supplied. You will be applying 6 carat white gold loose leaf. 23.5 carat gold can be purchased at additional cost of £0.50 per sheet.
A selection of suitable designs to etch will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own. You may wish to contact me to discuss suitability as some designs may take longer to etch.
Refreshments (tea, fresh coffee, homemade biscuits/cake) provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Please arrive for 9.30am for a drink and a chance to talk through what we will be doing. Gilding will start at 10am.
All Little Leaf Courses
I run monthly courses every Thursday 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.