Guided visit to the workshop of Elisabetta Mason “indorador”
17th October – 10am by reservation
Workshop “Restoration and gilding” workshop held by Elisabetta Mason
17th October – 11.30am to 13pm – first part, by reservation
18th October – 10.30am to 12am – second part
Elisabetta took her degree in Oriental languages at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and began working as a gilder in 1986, following in her father Luciano’s footsteps, a very well known Venetian gilder since 1940. Under his expert guidance she inherited the art of the gilder’s techniques using the “traditional style” and subsequently acquired a highly professional skill putting her among the very few remaining artisans of this craft.
Gilders apply gold on wood, stucco or other materials, thus enriching carvings and sculptures with the splendor and value that only the precious metal par excellence can offer.
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