The Internet’s premier online gilding tuition workshop. This site has been specifically
created to teach and encourage the fine art of gilding, for participants of all levels. With the art of gilding entering an international decline,
there has never been a better time to develop this prestigious skill, whether as a hobby, occasional side-line or a full-fledged business.
So, let me introduce myself. My name is Richard and I live and work near the historic City of Portsmouth, situated on the south coast of England. I studied gilding at the University of Portsmouth and have now been gilding for nearly twenty years. It was whilst studying this ancient craft that I discovered that there wasn’t a lot of easy to follow information or guides on the process of gilding found on the internet and so it is now my passion to bring gilding to everyone! Oh, and virtually all pictures can be enlarged for detail. Just click on them!
So lets start at the beginning, because that’s always a great place to start. The aim of this website is to give you the full gilding experience and provide you with the resources needed to start with some basic gilding tasks and then lead you into the full gilding experience. However, a note of caution. Gilding can be a very tricky business to learn from a book or website, so I am keeping it as simple and easy to follow as possible.
Above, you will find the main menu. This will take you to all the main areas found within this site. This menu is always available so you don’t get lost. If you are new here, I suggest you start at GILDING BASICS.