"The objective of the conservator is not to
change, alter or attempt to improve the original qualities
of the object, but to preserve its integrity for future
generations to appreciate and study"
Gilding is the art of adhering thin metal leaf to specially
prepared surface in order to create the effect of solid
or metal. The laying of leaf is the traditional and
one of the oldest methods for finishing in the history
of applied arts originates from the period of Ancient
Egypt. Egyptian gilders established technique called
Water Gilding - the crown of all gilding techniques
- so perfect that it is not changed till now days.
Although called gilding conservators-restorers, we
are often faced with the challenge of restoring and
conserving objects that have other finishes such as
silver, palladium, copper, bronze, brass, tin and aluminium.
We also care for objects that have been finished with
metal powders, micas and other faux finishes. Often
we are challenged to conserve or to restore objects
finished in combination of French polish, pigment, wax,
etc. and gold or other metals.
Therefore sometime we
are called conservators-restorers of polychrome objects.
In this modern world, I am dedicated to offer modern
techniques of restoration/conservation combined with
old world craftsmanship .
I am looking forward to work with you or to share
my experiences .