In this hands-on one day workshop, experienced artist and gilder Estitxu Garcia from Filigrana Design , will teach you how to apply a variety of metal leafs on to glass using the traditional technique of Verre Eglomise.
You'll begin by learning the skills of gilding on glass using specialist tools and materials (all provided). Having mastered the basic techniques, you'll try your hand at distressing the gold and silver leaf to create a variety of finishes. You'll then move on to learning how to create designs, patterns and drawings on to the gilded glass, transforming it in…
All materials are provided.
The gilding process can sometimes be messy so make sure you're wearing clothes that you don't mind getting a bit dirty.
We will provide you with some sample designs but if you have a particular design in mind, please bring it along.
Filigrana Design - bespoke glass gilding design by Estitxu Garcia.
Filigrana Design creates a range of bespoke pieces featuring intricate decoration in gold, silver and copper leaf using the traditional technique of verre eglomise glass (gilding on glass) to create beautiful, luxurious finishes.
Over the last 20 years Estitxu Garcia has developed her own unique gilded glass finishes through a fusion of contemporary design, traditional techniques and special chemical effects, resulting in visually delicate pieces that can be displayed alone as a work of art, or form part of a piece of furniture.
Estitxu will be sharing her skills in series…