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Janusz Chyrowski gilder, master craftsman
Continues the family tradition in gilding craft. Started in 1987 as an apprentice in his father’s gilding, carving & restoration workshop. In 1997 diplomed as a Master of Gilding Craft.
Works freelance for bespoke furniture makers, fine picture restorers & framers, antique & art dealers, galleries & museums, interior designers, architects and private collectors worldwide
He is promoting gilding as a craft, not just as a skill, is teaching and explaining the original gilding techniques, methods and the history of craft. Giving gilding classes, advise and expertise.
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The DELTA is the Southerner’s South…
Poverty – Tenacity – Ingenuity
Wealth – Authority – Society
These may appear to be in conflict upon initial consideration, but the foundations that established this thriving, unique culture share rich parallels.
The stark, rural landscapes of Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee birthed something truly unique and quite amazing. While prosperous families moved in tight social circles bound by traditions and economic forces, those with a more humble pedigree; musicians, authors, artists, actors, and other highly creative individuals drew from their life experiences (frequently seasoned with personal hardships) to push beyond conventional boundaries. “Ordinary folk” utilized regionally available resources and sweat equity to get through daily life.
Dondi explores the symbiosis of have and have not, highlighting and incorporating many themes from the Delta:
place, heritage, family
beliefs, desires, aspirations, fear
Learn more about Dondi’s interpretations of the history and traditions of the Delta at Deltagilt.com
Melody Scarborough owner of Scarborough Studio has been restoring antique picture frames, art objects and other gilded pieces for 22 years. She learned her skill by working with master craftsmen, conservators through practice and observation. Scarborough Studio specializes in restoring damaged frames, antiques, and art objects, and is a resource for museums, art collectors, galleries and art dealers.
Our restoration service can meticulously replicate detail on ornate and contemporary frames as well as apply gold, silver or other metals and decorative finishes to the surface of most objects. Scarborough Studio began in Dallas Texas in 1995, and is now in central Arizona.
Artist over fifty years and professional gilder over thirty years.
Accept any kind of gilding job including design, rather big than small. 🙂
Easy Leaf Products supplies the highest quality Genuine Gold Leaf, Composition Metal Leaf, and Accessory items to Professional Gilders. Our brands of Genuine Leaf include, ELP, Giusto Manetti, August Ruhl, our brands of Composition Metal Leaf include, ELP, Nazionale, Noris and Everbright.
Painting & wood finishing contractor specializing in architectural wood finishing, architectural gilding, faux finishing, furniture finishing, furniture gilding and decorative painting.
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Freelance gilding for custom frames and furniture, oil gilding, water gilding, custom furniture design and wood turning/carving