The School of Decorative Art - Manchester

The School of Decorative Art – Manchester

Steve Oxley’s School of Decorative Art is one of very few of its kind within the UK. The school, situated in Manchester, offers opportunities to learn and develop skills in Signwriting, Gilding, Woodgraining and Marbling, under the Bracket of Decorative…

London Letterheads 2018

London Letterheads 2018

Sign Update Magazine Feature - Brushmaking

Sign Update Magazine Feature – Brushmaking

Charlotte Wormley-Healing, Manager of A. S. Handover, talks to Sign Update Magazine… What hair is used in signwriting brushes? The ideal fill for a signwriting brush would be a fine hair with a sharp point and plenty of spring so…

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Thorn Tip Instructions

The newest innovation that is a must-have for gilders that gild on flat surfaces, glass, or rounded surfaces. In July 2013, professional gilder Nancy Thorn, along with nine other gilders, was contracted to restore the Legion of Honor’s 18th-century French…

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Interview : Decorative Artist Noel Donnellan

noeldonnellan.com → This week we spoke to Noel Donnellan, a decorative artist and specialist interior decorator based in Ireland, who recently published this entrancing short movie on his latest project; he used our 23K Gold transfer for this Moroccan Powder Room and Gilded Islamic…

Gallery : Gilding Course : 4th June

Gallery : Gilding Course : 4th June

We had an absolute blast last month at our Gilding Course run by master gilder Marisa Delpoio, including traditional oil based and water based techniques. Marisa has a history of a range of art education, but finally trained as a…

Interview: Signwriter and Glass Gilder Alex May Hughes

Interview: Signwriter and Glass Gilder Alex May Hughes

alexmayhughes.co.uk →   This week we spoke with signwriter, glass gilder and Simpson’s enthusiast, Alex May Hughes. Alex talks about future projects, how she makes time for her own work amongst paid work, and how being a signwriter means you…

Gilding Courses 4th and 18th June, at Hackney Pirates

Gilding Courses 4th and 18th June, at Hackney Pirates

Get Tickets → Introductory courses to oil and water gilding with master gilder Marisa Delpoio, including traditional oil based and water based techniques. Marisa has a history of a range of art education, but finally trained as a gilder, and…