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Toni Watts: Gilding (two day workshop)

March 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 14, 2020 @ 4:30 pm


During this two day workshop we will explore a variety of ways of adding gold leaf to a design, using both simple and more challenging techniques. Starting with the application of gold leaf flat to the page using a variety of traditional and modern gilding sizes, we will progress to reconstituting and laying manuscript gesso, gilding with loose leaf gold and burnishing to a high shine. Participants can expect to produce a reference page of gilding trials, discovering which method works best to give a particular effect, plus one or two small finished illuminated designs.

This is a two day workshop on Friday 13th March and Saturday 14th March from 10am to 4.30 pm.

Workshop Fee

  • £60: SLLA members
  • £70: non-members

We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8 weeks prior to the event. If you are a non-member, you can register your interest for the workshop and your place will be confirmed once priority booking closes. If you’d like to join SLLA and receive priority benefits, please visit our Become a Member webpage.

How to Enrol

This workshop is full. You may email Nicola Dunn, our events coordinator, who will add your name on the waiting list and contact you in case a place becomes available.

Toni Watts: Gilding (two day workshop)


March 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am
March 14, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
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South London Lettering Association


St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way
London, WC1A 2SA United Kingdom
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