Special thanks to Bradley Streeper of Gold Leaf Restoration (one of our newest members) for opening his studio to fellow Preservation Artisan Guild members and guests for a private tour earlier this month.
Attendees enjoyed a fascinating demonstration of traditional water gilding techniques as well as a special opportunity to try their hand at laying gold leaf.
Gold Leaf Restoration, which focuses on the conservation and restoration of frames, furniture, objects, and heirlooms, as well as the fabrication of custom, closed corner frames. was founded in 1980 by fellow PAG member Nancy Thorn. In 2019 when Nancy’s professional focus shifted, she passed the business down to Bradley, who had worked closely with Nancy for over a decade. With 25+ years in the framing industry and an early apprenticeship with Dutch Master Gilder Peter Werkhoven, Bradley brings a distinctive level of craftsmanship and skill to his work.
We are pleased to provide this video recap of our visit – enjoy!