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Society of Gilders Conference - New Orleans October 2013


 
Join the Society of Gilders for Gilding in New Orleans 2013, a conference focusing on the art and craft of working with gold and metal leaf. The conference, held October 21 through 25, 2013, features intensive hands-on classes, lectures, discussions and social events.  
 
Most classes are two or three day classes, taught by highly-regarded professional gilders. Classes will be held in Traditional Water Gilding (taught by Peter Miller), Oil Gilding (Micki Cavanah), Book Edge Gilding (Samuel Feinstein), Verre Églomisé (Miriam Ellner), Panel and Furniture Gilding (Sarah Pringle), Antique Frame Restoration (Michael Gilbert), Methods and Materials of Medieval Manuscript Illumination (Lesley Doyel), Toning of the Gilded Surface (Smith Coleman), Gilding a Glass Transom Panel (Brendon Brandon). 
 
There will be an exhibition of members’ works, located in the Louisiana State Museum. In addition, attendees and volunteers are welcome to participate in the final work sessions of the Society’s five-year Community Project to restore the gilding at the historic St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and assist with frame restoration and conservation at the Louisiana State Museum. 
 
The Society of Gilders is an international non-profit educational organization devoted to the art and craft of gilding. Our mission is to preserve traditional gilding skills and techniques, and to promote the highest standards in the practice of gilding. 
 
The Conference takes place in New Orleans LA. at the Cabildo, home to the Louisiana State Museum, and at the Mint, two of New Orlean’s most historic structures.
 
For more information, please visit http://www.societyofgilders.org or For further information contact: Rosemary Campbell, Executive Secretary, SOG, 888-991-7676.
 

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