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Phil Joyce - Gilder

Phil Joyce has spent many years perfecting the art of gilding and antique restoration. His work encompasses many different processes, taking time and plenty of attention to detail. 

Phil's commissions include one of the longest established classic furniture specialists in the UK. Phil’s techniques include adding a gesso mixture, sanding down and applying clay, before burnishing. Finally, Phil gilds the item carefully, highlighting selected areas with agate stone and added patina for toning, resulting in a stunning, antique finish.

Phil is also running a short gilding course where you can learn the basics of water gilding and gild your own picture frame.  Tasks involved will be; Sizing and gesso, bole, gilding - 23  gold leaf burnish - polishing with agate and finally finishing.

The course is priced £195 for 2-3 days during the week.

To book or get more details call Phil on 07896158854.

Or to find Phil on social media:



Twitter: @gildingworkshop

Instagram: @philip_joyce1

To see Phil’s work or commission a piece of gilded furniture restoration, head down to Cockington Court where you can find him at the Cob Barn.