Torbay’s most luxurious and bespoke beauty salon and spa. The work consists of an Ornate gilded reverse glass sign 16ft x 42″, Water gilded in 24crt gold leaf and 12crt gilded numbers with matt burnished bevels on a deep brown background.
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London’s second smallest museum can be found above this Notting Hill bar. The museum has included a vintage copper still, Prohibition-era bottles of the stuff and antiquarian cocktail books. It also contains the Ginstitute, where Mr Jake F Burger holds well-researched classes on the subject.
This is one of two mirrors recently completed. The mirrors were hand made using the traditional Embossing and brilliant cutting techniques from over 100 years ago. (more…)
Kiln Formed Glass and gilded with 24crt Gold Leaf using traditional water gilded gelatine size. Made for a vintage vehicles front headlights.
Hand made reverse glass advertising sign using over 100 year old techniques. This Glass sign was fisrt hand drawn and designed onto paper. I then took the design and built it on computer refining shapes back and fourth. (more…)
This Reverse glass advertising sign was made for my good friend Mike Venus who is the proprietor of a brush, paint and gold leaf supplies business in London. (more…)
This labour intensive work rewards all of the effort it takes to produce, with a finished result that glitters & reflects light like no other glass finish. (more…)
Gold Leaf Workshops. Limited to Two people per class or a one to one workshop. This usually is a 4 day workshop but sometimes it can go into 5 days. You will be taught the necessary processes and techniques to produce a beautiful decorative Victorian letter , selective Design or an old Billhead design that can be found on the top of Ephemera paper designs from the 1900′s . Once you complete the workshop you will take this home with you to hang on your wall.
The workshop will include the following:
Decorative Paint Effects, Brilliant Cutting to add details to letter centres and corners of panels. Abalone application, Damar Varnish textures, Split blended Shades, Gold Leaf blending in oil size and water size, Screen Printing, Pictorial painting, glazes and mica effects,acid etching.
White acid and toned embossing with Silver chemical deposition (mirror making) can also be taught but is a separate course. Angelgilding and Gun Metal blue deposition on glass is also available as a 2 day course.
Meals are included in the workshop. Guest houses and Travel Lodges are 5 minutes away.
These Gold Leaf workshops are, to my knowledge, the only place where you can cover ALL of the required disciplines to execute an authentic “Victorian” reverse glass sign.
You will leave the studio with a full palette of almost magical glass recipes, fully equipped to continue and develop this wonderful art form.
For all this information please contact for dates and fees.
Telephone: 01803 613753
Click this design to enlarge.