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Our gilding is done by Jo Green who, having completed four years of training at art school and the De Montfort University, now practices the traditional art of gilding, also encompassing painted surface decoration. Much of her work involves the sympathetic restoration and conservation of Antique frames and furniture as well as work within period interiors, architectural gilding, contemporary furniture, painted surface decoration and specialist framing. Jo has a wide range of customers including Antique dealers and collectors, The National Trust, painting/paper conservators, private owners of period properties, artists and art collectors, furniture makers and restorers, interior designers, yacht designers, kitchen makers and of course the Harry Stebbing Workshop ! A recent project was six gilded weather vanes on the top of the newly completed tower of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

Examples of our work...

  Gilded sun dial Sherman's Hall, Dedham

Fully restored, hand painted and Gilded sun dial
on Sherman's Hall in Dedham, Essex

Gilded carved corbels

Detail of a fire surround with oil gilded carved corbels

Ludham church clock

Church Clock at Ludham Norfolk.

Situated on the church tower, the whole face and hands have been restored to the original colour scheme, including gilded numerals, motifs and hands. Gilded areas have received oil gilding using traditional methods and fine 231/2 carat gold leaf.

curtain finials restored

A pair of carved curtain finials which have been given a distressed finish using layers of oil paint, fine gold leaf and waxes.