Promoting the education of gold leafing and the gilding arts
Welcome to the Members Directory of the Society of Gilders!
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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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Foster manufactures unfinished picture frame moldings in basswood and other hardwoods. We have hundreds of patterns available for prompt shipment, and there is no minimum order quantity on stock patterns. We also custom-mill patterns to your specifications for orders of 200 lineal feet and more.
Bachelor from the Academy of Fine Art in Rome and Conservation Technician degree in Veneto, Italy. I’ve been working solo and in collaboration with professionals, artists, Conservators, Architects and Designers for 15 years, in Italy and abroad. My specialization fields are in Interior decoration, set painting, gilding, easel paintings, murals, conservation of wood artworks and furnishing, paintings, lime tempera murals, frescos. I currently work with Peter Shelton Sculptor in Los Angeles, California.
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.
I turned to gilding in 2010 after a career as an educator, translator and manuscript editor. My first mentor was the Paris gilder Bruno Toupry, a partner in the City of Paris restoration and gilding programs. Bruno’s techniques, tools and materials are, therefore, absolutely traditional. I also learned a great deal from SOG instructors whose techniques I found at times different from those used in Europe but just as sound.
A freelance gilder working alone, I buy damaged antique frames at auctions in France and restore and regild them in Chicago. My preference goes to 18th-century mirror frames.