The gilding workshop day will run from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 14th November 2015. The workshop will held at Rodrigo’s studio at Titian Studio, 65 Jeddo Road, London, W12 9ED. Lunch will not be provided.
You will be working on a small frame that you will be able to take away as a reminder of the day.
This is very much a hands on experience and you will be learning how to gesso, smooth down and water gild and applying genuine loose gold leaf.
You will finish off by distressing/ageing the gold and toning it for an antique finish.
Costs: Accredited BAFRA members – FREE
Other BAFRA member categories – £10
Non BAFRA members – £50
Booking should be made through:
BAFRA Head Office at BAFRA Head Office:
18 Merry Lane, Sansaw Heath, Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3JS Telephone: 01939 210826. Email: [email protected]
Your tutor will be Rodrigo Titian of Titian Studios, a family run business founded by his father in 1963. Rodrigo was brought up within the business and throughout his childhood, he frequented the workshop, and first learned to gild at the age of 14. He attended his first apprenticeship aged 16 with Fernandes & Marche Gilder and Fine Furniture Restorers and now holds 3 Diplomas in Furniture Restoration. Rodrigo runs regular gilding courses at his London studio and has been a member of the British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA) since 1986.
He has co-written a book with his wife called “Gilding and Lacquering” and has appeared on BBC2 a number of times over the years. His most recent filming was for “Restoration Road Show”, a 20 show series that was viewed by an average audience of just under 2 million people.
Rodrigo Titian has a number of prestigious clients, ranging from Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, to the Queen’s House in Greenwich, Kew Palace and Spencer House as well as many other historical royal palaces.