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Design a chair
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Furniture making skills

Water gilding

Here Pam Keeton (gilder) explains how gold was used to decorate furniture using a process of ‘gesso’ and water to make the gold stick. Marvel at the way the gold leaps onto the surface!

Download gilding factsheet