Late November 2018, we travelled to North Queensland for an amazing commission to gold leaf a huge (250sqm) ballroom ceiling.
We rallied the troops (Master Class Students) to find out who wanted to come with us to get hands-on experience gilding on site. Art Gilding booked and paid for all flights and a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment with swimming pool for our students, Nicola from Adelaide, Krissie from Melbourne & Robyn from Sydney. We also pay our students $35.00 per hour.
Whilst we have experience to judge timing and material, this cornice also needed extensive fine painting done. Half way through the job, it became clear that we needed help with the painting, so we contracted two traditional sign writers to assist us.
All gold leafing of the Ballroom cornices and the 16 column capitals were finished on time and budget to the great satisfaction of the client.
This is what the interior designer had to say about us.
Hi Brigitte – Merry Christmas to you and Karl – the ballroom ceiling is finished and is spectacular – I had my lunch up there yesterday and was happy just to sit and gaze – it is beautiful. With your help it has exceeded my dream and I know brad thinks the world of the room so far – just watch this space for all the finishing touches. Your commitment was fantastic – so have a great Christmas and new year. Again many many thanks for the work you did