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From: Thursday 20.07.17
at 10:00am
To: Friday 21.07.17
at 5:00pm

Icon Gilding and Decorative Surfaces Group – Composition Ornament Course


Wallace Collection, Herford House, Manchester Sq, London W1U 3BN

Icon Gilding and Decorative Surfaces Group are pleased to offer a two-day course in working with Composition (Compo) ornament

Suitable for beginners or those with experience, the programme will expand your knowledge of working with compo, enabling you to repair and replicate missing ornamentation for a range of substrates. Students will be shown the basics of pressing compo through to more advanced techniques for reinforcing the ornament with wire mesh, utilising these skills to create a replica candle sconce for a pier mirror as a sample project to take away.

The course is led by Campbell Norman-Smith.  Campbell runs The Granary Conservation Studio (Lincolnshire), and is the former course leader of the MA Conservation of Furniture and Decorative Art (Bucks New University). He is a practicing conservator with over 30 years’ experience working with composition ornament.

To increase accessibility fees for this course are being subsidised by the GDSG, and we request only one attendee per company or institution.

Price:  £160 per person (Students £110, as available), a maximum of 10 attendees
Further information or questions contact:
Additional Information: All material will be included to create sample projects. But attendees will need to provide their own cutting mat, scalpels, and aprons. Small sculpture tools would also be advantageous.