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Venue: Fortnum & Mason

Dates: This Workshop ran for one week from Monday 13th August to Friday 17th August 2018.

Workshop Information

The Creative Dimension Trust will be running a workshop in partnership with Fortnum & Mason, one of the most prestigious stores in London.  Students will have the opportunity of working at the Piccadilly store, gilding elements of the frontage with expert guidance from TCDT tutor Rian Kanduth.

Rian has over thirty years’ practice and experience in the field of conservation and gilding, with a special expertise in all aspects of gilding from water gilding to oil gilding and Verré Eglomisé. A graduate of the City and Guilds of London Art School with a degree in Conservation and Restoration, Rian is now the gilding tutor for both the Historical Carving and the Conservation courses at the school. Rian has managed and been involved in numerous prestigious projects in both the private and public sectors, including The National Trust, English Heritage, The Mercers Company, Merton College Cambridge, Victoria & Albert Museum, St Georges Bloomsbury, St Alfreges Greenwich, The Seven Dials Covent Garden, Stoke Park, Chateau De Moncla, France and ICON. Rian is a Brother of the Art Workers Guild and affiliated with ICON, Society of Gilders, and Museums Association.

Gold leaf and other precious metals are applied onto external decoration on stone and metal.  Architectural elements, weathervanes, sculpture and lettering. In this workshop we will be gilding onto external metal elements. Oil gilding is a technique whereby gold leaf is adhered using an oil mordant on the substrate, followed by an enamel primer coat (aiding in the reflection of the gold). Once the correct drying timing is reached, gold leaf is then laid onto the surface, resulting in a beautiful solid gold look.

This workshop is available for individuals aged 16 to 18.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria, Selection, and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.



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