Dave Smith is the real deal. Known across the world for his absolute excellence in the craft of glass gilding, acid etching and embossing along with diamond cutting and chipping – the complete range of Victorian finishes… there’s nothing he can’t do. What’s more he has the rare, genuine dedication and desire to share it all.

I first met Dave in 2013 whilst working on Love Hate in Notting Hill, London and he has been a source of inspiration and support ever since.

Below is the information David has published regarding his courses. I am delighted to share it here.

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Gold Leaf Workshops

 

This post is going out to all typography artists, graphic designers , signwriters, art students and generally creative people wanting to learn an almost lost art.
I’m pleased to announce the 2017 1 day Beginners Glass Gilding Workshops and 3 and half day workshop here in my studio in Torquay, Devon,UK . The one day workshop will run 12 hours and the 3 and half day workshop 62 hours. Meals are provided day and evening. All the info about these workshops is on my website, along with the International workshops in Sydney ,Australia in July with Will Lynes and Boston ,USA in May with Gregg Heger. If anyone is interested in the International workshops please use the emails provided on the dates page on my website under Workshops.www.davidadriansmith.com

In my desire to pass on this knowledge to other craftsmen, I regularly hold Gold Leaf workshops where sometimes on a one to one basis & sometimes in groups I teach the techniques of glass decoration that I have researched over the years.  These Gold Leaf workshops are, to my knowledge, the only place where you can cover ALL of the required disciplines to execute an authentic “Victorian” reverse glass sign. You will leave the studio with a full palette of almost magical glass recipes, fully equipped to continue and develop this wonderful art form.

Workshops offered:


NEW One day gilding workshops


Gold Leaf Workshops. Limited to three people for the 3 and half day workshop.  ( 60 -70 hours  )
Please click the link below for all the information about this workshop.


Gold Leaf Workshops. Up to 6 people for this 1 day workshop (12-13 hours)
Please click the link below for all the information about this workshop.


The workshops will include the following:

Decorative Paint Effects, Brilliant Cutting to add details to letter centres and corners of panels. Abalone application, Damar Varnish textures, Split blended Shades, Gold Leaf blending in oil size and water size, Screen Printing, Pictorial painting, glazes and mica effects, acid etching.

White acid and toned embossing with Silver chemical deposition (mirror making) can also be taught but is a separate course. Angel gilding and Gun Metal blue deposition on glass is also available as a 2 day course.

Meals are included in the workshop. Guest houses and Travel Lodges are 5 minutes away.

These Gold Leaf workshops are, to my knowledge, the only place where you can cover ALL of the required disciplines to execute an authentic “Victorian” reverse glass sign.

You will leave the studio with a full palette of almost magical glass recipes, fully equipped to continue and develop this wonderful art form.

Due to artwork changes and themes for the main glass piece, please email me for the  cost of the 3 and half day workshop at Chapman_and_smith@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01803 613753


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