Location: Centre for Textile Conservation, The Robertson Building, Level 3, 56 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6AQ
Date: 3rd – 5th September 2018 (10:00 – 16:00 each day)
Tickets: Student – £150, Icon member – £250, Non-Icon member – £300
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This course aims to familiarise the students with materials, methods and techniques of both water and oil gilding. The course will give participants the opportunity to learn a variety of skills relating to gilding using traditional materials and techniques. Participants will take away with them a gilded frame.
This practical course will cover some information about gilding conservation, making it particularly useful to newly qualified conservators; however it is also suited to anyone with an interest in gilding – beginner, refresher or someone with experience.
To quote the Tutor, Tim Ritson, “Gilding skills are very transferable and even as an experienced gilder I’m always interested in picking up new techniques.”
All tools and materials are included in the cost. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
Tutor: Tim Ritson
Head of Frames Conservation at the Royal Museums Greenwich
Tim first discovered the skills and techniques of gilding and frame making while working at the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia. Since then, Tim has developed his passion, gaining specialist knowledge, skills and experience in the art of gilding, carving and frame making. After working in a private conservation studio in Venice, Tim moved to The Royal Collection Trust where he spent 5 years conserving frames throughout the Royal Palaces. Tim is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge to promote the continuance of traditional craft skill.