Gilding Gift Card. 
Learn to gild with Master Gilder Rachael Linton.
An experience worth its weight in gold! Buy now to get your Golden ticket in time to give to your loved one for Christmas.
In this 2-day practical workshop in a group with four other creators, you will learn the traditional craft of gilding. Learn how to use 24ct gold leaf to gild your own works of art, objects, and even architectural interiors. Create glittering artworks to take home with you in this fabulously fun workshop gilding. You will learn the ancient and endangered craft of gilding with genuine gold leaf using a variety of traditional and contemporary techniques.
Book now for classes throughout January, Feb & March 2022.
Book for a group of four friends or family for a very special creative weekend retreat together. 
Accommodation is available upon request. Attendees must be able to attend the workshop in Gouveia, Portugal, 2022.

Tilia Gilding teaches the traditional craft of:
1. Watergilding,
2. Oil gilding and
3. Verre Eglomise (Gilding on glass), 
You can specify which one of these three types of gilding interests you the most for your workshop. 
Merry Christmas!
Have you been gifted a 'Tilia Gilding Gift Card'
The next step is to email me to book the dates that suit you and to register.
The first workshop DATES of 2022 will be: 
22-23rd Jan 
29-30th Jan. 
I will make new classes throughout the weekends of Feb and March as these positions fill up. All workshops will take place at my art studio in Rio Torto, near Gouveia, in Portugal, so please make sure you will be able to attend here. Feel welcome to email or call me if you have any questions. 
Shared accommodation is available if needed.
One-to-one workshops

One-day introduction to gilding. 6 hours practical
Two day weekend - Intensive gilding course. 12 hours practical.
One Day - Verre eglomise (gilding on glass). 6 hours
One Day - Oil gilding. 6 hours
A two-day weekend mix course where we will cover 
1. Watergilding,
2. Oil gilding and
3. Verre Eglomise (Gilding on glass), 
16 hours practical.
Custom one-to-one classes can be developed to meet your needs & skill level. Beginners and advanced creative people welcome.

Gilding the Gingerbread Trailer and full feature length DVD.
Two fortunate trainees, Ellen Wood and Tony Hassett, learn the traditional craft of gilding on the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Master craftswoman Rachael Linton demonstrates the skills and explains the processes and techniques of oil gilding, currently classified as endangered on the HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts.
This film was made with the generous support of The Heritage Craft Association and The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. With special thanks to The Royal Museums of Greenwich and Campbell Smith and Co. Produced by Palio Films with music by Roberto Sorrentino.
Buy the full film on DVD £15 from