Compo Workshop at The Conservation Studio, Knole
To: Monday 02.12.19
The Conservation Studio
Join our Senior Conservator (Frames & Furniture), Gerry Alabone, at Knole for a one-day practical workshop introducing the history and use of composition (compo) ornament.
The day will start with an introduction to the historical and technical development of compo in Britain between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. A large batch of compo will be made by the group from traditional ingredients of glue, oil, resin, chalk etc. – followed by participants using a variety of hand-carved intaglio moulds to press, trim and mount ornaments to take away.
Handouts will be provided. Includes materials for workshop, tea/coffee, excludes lunch and entry to house.
10.00: Meet in the Hayloft Learning Centre for tea/coffee and introductions.
10.15-11.15: PowerPoint, table top handling session and discussion.
11.15-12.45: Making batch of composition and starting to press ornament.
12.45-1.30: Lunch (not provided) - participants to bring own lunch or food can be purchased in Brewhouse cafe. Kitchen facilities available.
1.30-3.30: Pressing and mounting ornament.
3.30-4.00: Tea/coffee & concluding group discussion.
If you’d like to take part please email firstname.lastname@example.org – max. 9 places available, places allocated on a first come first serve basis. Application deadline Friday 1st November