This weekend marks the start of Pure London’s February show, the definitive fashion trade show for ready-to-wear womenswear and accessories. Exhibiting there this year will be Frances Federer, one of the most experienced and knowledgeable glass gilders around.
Frances is the author of Gold Leaf, Paint and Glass and it’s companion DVD, The Mirror Project. This pioneering book is the first publication in English to devote itself to the methods, techniques and history of reverse painting and gilding on glass, often known as verre églomisé. The publication is written for students, artists, collectors, conservators, curators, interested amateurs, teachers and designers, many of whom will have been patiently waiting to learn more on this topic and is the culmination of Frances’ long experience. We have created glass gilding kits here at Gold Leaf Supplies which contain all the products required to embark on the projects within Frances’ book.
Although previously better known for her large glass gilded installations, Frances has recently branched out into jewellery, creating a range of rings, pendants, cuff links and other items incorporating hand-engraved glass gilded images set in silver. Each one is a tiny, intimate showcase of France’s artistic skill and soul.
These pieces, along with some new work will be available to view at Pure London at stand Q107.