Posts Tagged ‘gold leaf’

Bird Deco

Reverse Etched and gilded glass Monogramme

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

This glass sign was made for John Mayer in 2013 as a thank you gift.

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John Mayer Concert Tour 2013 with friends in Paso Robles, California

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

These pictures are from the Born and Raised Tour with friends from England ,Australia and America in 2013.

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The House of Beauty – Wellswood, Torquay

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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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The Ginstitute, Portobello Road, London, England

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

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.

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Elaborate Victorian Style Mirror

Monday, June 6th, 2011

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…)

24crt Gold Leaf Slumped Head Lamp Glass

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Kiln Formed Glass and gilded with 24crt Gold Leaf using traditional water gilded gelatine size. Made for a vintage vehicles front headlights.

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Golds that Glisten

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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…)

Handover Brushes – London, England

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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…)

Brilliant Cut Glass

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

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 Workshop Techniques

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Gold Leaf Workshop

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.
Chapman_and_smith@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01803 613753

Click this design to enlarge.

Gold Leaf Workshop