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How I made the letter T print

Have you ever wondered how a master gilder crafts ornate lettering for signs or printed designs (e.g. tattoo art?) It requires a combination of specialist skills and carefully sourced suppliers, and this post takes you…

By David Smith

February 20, 2023

Silver Pouring

Making Mirror solution for creating a chemical deposited reflective surface. The cloud effect is from the two chemicals coming together.

By David Smith

November 19, 2017

Glass Gilding workshop - November 9th 2017

These are the beautiful pieces of glass created by 3 talented ¬†students that came on my Glass Gilding workshop November 9th 2017. Fun time and so many techniques were shown to create these panels. The…

By David Smith

November 19, 2017

Glass Gilding workshop - October 5th - 8th 2017

3 and half day glass gilding workshop with students Henk Scholten and Ferrie Ovink both remarkable gilders and specialist decorators from Holland and Philippe Huguenin and signwriter / designer from Switzerland. All three artists completed…

By David Smith

October 9, 2017

Private Bar in Cleveland, Ohio

Made for a private bar in Cleveland, Ohio. This pencil sketched artwork is the main design for the bar interior. This will eventually become a reverse glass sign in many techniques including gold leaf.

By David Smith

January 13, 2015

The Hour Glass

Made for Paulinho Moreira from Brazil. This was hand sketched for a tattoo design.

By David Smith

January 11, 2015