DB/SoB Joint Weekend Workshops



How to Gold Tool an Image

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How to Gold Tool a Gestural Image on Paper

Tutor: Tracey Rowledge
Dates: 15-16 September 2018
Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Barnes, London
Fee: GBP175.00 (plus materials payable on the day)

Learn how to gold-tool an image with the spontaneity of a drawing. This is a great introduction to gold-tooling on paper and the creative use of the medium. If you have never gold tooled before, this short structured course offers both the possibility to develop a practical grounding in the processes and techniques specific to tooling with gold leaf on paper, as well as opening up the creative potential of the medium. If you have gold tooled before, this course is an opportunity to build on your knowledge by learning the technique of creating free flowing lines through the highly technical and process driven medium of gold tooling.

Suitable for all levels.

Tracey Rowledge studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths' College, London, and Fine Bookbinding at Guildford College, Surrey, UK. She exhibits internationally and her work is held in various private and public collections. Awards Tracey has received include support from the Crafts Council to go on the 2008 Cape Farewell Expedition to Disko Bay, Greenland and, in July 2016, she began a one year residency with silversmith David Clarke at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, UK. This culminated in 2018, in an exhibition entitled Shelved at Tunbridge Wells Museum, Library and Adult Education Centre. Tracey teaches gold tooling and aspects of bookbinding; she is a partner in Benchmark Bindery, established with Kathy Abbott, where book conservation underpins their bookbinding work. She is also a founding member of the international bookbinding group: Tomorrow's Past.

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