Welcome to the Members Directory of the Society of Gilders!
You can browse the whole list, or search for a gilder by name, specialty, or location.
In the full membership list below, Gilders are listed in order of state or territory. The Category box on the left filters members by areas of interest. The Search box on the right enables a search by name, city, country, and more. Additionally, clicking a letter yields all with last name or company beginning with that letter, and clicking an underlined detail in a record filters members by that detail. For example, selecting a city will display a list of members in that city.
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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.
Better Letters is a lettering agency and signwriting contractor, working with talented artists and craftspeople around the world. Our work ranges from lettering commissions for advertising and design, through to large-scale signwriting for interiors and architecture. Included within this skills set are gilding techniques for lettering and signage.
In addition to delivering projects for clients, we also offer a variety of public and private workshops for those that want to learn how to craft lettering, including the use of gold leaf, by hand.
We’d love to talk about how we can help you make better letters.
We welcome enquiries for gilding work on lettering and signage anywhere in the world.