The Portland Society for Calligraphy Presents:

Traditional Gilding with Peter Thornton

A Workshop with Peter Thornton
Friday, April 27 OR Monday, April 30; based on experience
9:00 am–4:00 pm both days
Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 
147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Room TBD
Friday’s workshop is appropriate for ALL LEVELS of experience
Monday’s workshop is appropriate for those with PRIOR EXPERIENCE with gilding

$100 member / $130 non-member
Supply fee: $10 payable to instructor

Registration opens April 2, 2018
(Do not postmark registrations before this date)

Registration Form
Supply List

About this Workshop
This one-day workshop on traditional gilding will be a practical class focusing on the essential skills required and the simple tools used in this often-thought difficult area of our craft. 
Beginning with pre-prepared small areas/shapes of gesso and letters (I will provide these) to gild before laying and gilding your own—you will familiarize yourself with the complete procedure (see below) of this ‘glamorous’ area of our craft.
The making of traditional gesso procedure:

  • The laying and preparation of the gesso
  • A simple method of cutting the gold leaf
  • Laying and burnishing the gold leaf
About the Instructor
Peter has been a full time professional and enthusiastic calligrapher for over forty-five years, working in the UK in a studio producing Books of Remembrance, and civic and royal certificates. He has taught widely throughout the UK, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa, the US and Canada, traveling to the US three to four times per year for twenty-eight consecutive years. Peter has taught at over twenty-five international conferences in the US, Canada and Europe. In 2006 he moved to Tennessee, where he and Sherri now live and teaches weekend and extended workshops for guilds throughout the US and Canada. He also teaches private classes in his home studio in Traditional Gilding, Letterforms and Layout and Design in more focused, intimate classes and student-specific levels.

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Contact us at:

Ingrid Slezak, Workshop Chairperson

PSC Workshops
1934 NE Hancock Street
Portland, OR 97212