— Gold Leaf —
Gold leaf is the finest and most delicate piece of metal you will encounter. Gold leaf is the foundational material in my work, a material that has a long and rich history, and its usage spans millennia.
Gold-leaf-gilding is the practice of applying gold leaf to other materials or objects —in this case, glass. The techniques of reverse-glass gilding was a well known practice around the turn of the century, but the sign-painting and glass-gilding industry was close to dying out, as the technological advances of the 20th century took hold of our everyday lives.
Luckily, through the hard work of a few gifted artists, the techniques of gold leaf gilding on glass are still alive, and I intend to do my part to enrich my own life as well as that of others, by creating exquisite signage of elegance and beauty.