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David Marks workshop

 

Gilding and chemical patinating. At the Hui Noe'au Visual Art Center, Makawao. Sponsored by the Maui Woodworkers Guild and HFIA. September 9, 2007.

 

We were about 16 people in the class.

 

 
 

David demonstrates how to apply the metal leaf.

Here is a link to David Mark's website.

 

 
 

First we had to prepare a sample board.

 

 
 

Making the sample board.

 

 
 

Applying the copper leaf.

 

 
 

Padding the leaf with a soft brush.

 

 

Everybody is busy....

 

David is experimenting with leafin a piece of ceramic.

 

Mating patterns with impression of a fern leaf.

 

Applying composition gold over the fern leaf.

 

Softly brushing on the metal.

 

Removing the fern...

 

Rubbing with wax paper.

 

Applying silver leaf in the fern imprint.

 

Ricardo, Shaun and Mark at our messy table...

 

Christy, John, Robert and Tom are working focused...

 

A room buzzing of creativity...

 

David giving more demonstrations.

 

A golden sun...

 

Mark is having fun....

 

Shaun applying the silver....

 

Time to apply the chemicals....

 

Everybody is scrambling to get their work patinated before sunset.

 

Some of our creations...

 

Some of the ceramics with metal leaf applied.

 

Gold fish!