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Baltic, CT. – Designed for collectors, restorers, homeowners, and dealers alike, this weekend-long workshop will focus on the restoration and conservation of gilded surfaces including frames, furniture, and architectural elements. We will review the basics of traditional water gilding and oil gilding techniques. Emphasis will be placed on identifying different types of gilding, including toned silver leaf gilding. Tools and materials will be reviewed. Replacement of missing ornamental elements through molding and casting techniques will be demonstrated. The visual integration of losses will be discussed as well as appropriate materials and techniques for toning and application of patina.

Fallon & Wilkinson, LLC is a furniture conservation firm founded in 2000 by principal conservators, Tad D. Fallon and Randy S. Wilkinson. Both were trained at the Smithsonian Institution’s prestigious Furniture Conservation Training Program and completed conservation fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Preservation Society of Newport County, and the Mystic Seaport Museum, respectively.  Fallon & Wilkinson, LLC brings a combined 55+ years of training and experience to the care and conservation of furniture, wooden artifacts, and interior woodwork, blending old world craftsmanship with modern conservation practices. The firm also provides museum quality reproduction furniture to museums and private clients.

Participants are encouraged to bring a gilded object to the workshop. Professional touch up kits, brushes, tools, and gilding materials will be available for optional purchase.

The Workshop fee is $395.00, with pre-registration required, and will be held on Saturday, April 25 (9.00am-4.00pm), and Sunday, April 26 (10.00am-4.00pm), at the Fallon & Wilkinson Conservation Studio in Baltic, CT.

We offer Senior and Prior Student discounts, please ask!


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