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Gilded Glories – the fascinating history of gilded decoration

Thu 4th Jul 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gilding continues to be the ultimate faux embellishment and decoration.  This lecture explores the fascination for gilt and shows how gilding has been used throughout history to enhance various woodwork, sculptures, metals and paintwork.


Lecturer:  Jo Mabbutt

Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and Freeman of the City of London. Originally a trained singer, pianist and orchestra administrator, Jo is now a decorative artist who gilds antique lace and crochet, often combining with hand printing and painting.  She works to commission, sells through galleries and exhibitions and collaborates with other designers.

Jo trained in wood graining, marbling, gilding, specialist paint finishes and interior design and was awarded the City & Guilds Silver Medal for Excellence in 2000.  She taught in further education for 8 years on Art & Design National Diploma and Foundation courses then up-skilled at Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design developing her own practice. She now divides her time as a designer/maker, lecturer and tutor running workshops for specialist groups.


Venue: Stalbridge Hall
Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom
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Organiser: The Arts Society Blackmore Vale