||Master Gilders was created by its director, Laurence Filet, and is dedicated to providing the highest professional standards in oil gilding and water gilding to individuals, private collectors, professional designers, fine artists, architects and museums. Master Gilders uses traditional gilding techniques and gilding methods, combined with new technologies in both classical and modern idioms.
Laurence received her formal training and experience in France where she graduated as a professional gilder, and worked in some of the most prestigious ateliers of Paris and Aix en Provence. She specializes in water gilding and her work primarily focuses on architectural gilding using water gilding and oil gilding techniques. She has an eye for detail and is passionate about gilding. Laurence currently works in Paris and Mendocino California, where she resides, and is available to work on gilding projects anywhere within the U.S.
Her recent gilding projects in the U.S. include, the gilding of outdoor bronze statues, French cast-iron street lamps, ornamental details on the façade of a Victorian house in San Francisco, the Louis XVI style salon of an art collector,
Instructional demonstration on the Art of
Gilding during the
“Artisans & Kings - Selected Treasures from the
Louvre” exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.