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Gilding Workshop

February 17 - February 18

Master Gilder Rachael Linton demonstrating the art of gilding in a hands-on workshop.

Learn to gild with genuine gold leaf with Master Gilder Rachael Linton. In this two-day practical workshop, we delve into the traditional art of 24k gold leaf ‘water-gilding’ as well as verre églomisé (gilding on glass). Perfect for artists seeking to immerse themselves into traditional techniques, Rachael’s wealth of expertise promises to unlock many secrets of this stunning art form and give you much hands-on practice with genuine gold leaf.


Rachael Linton, a New Zealand-born artist based in the UK, is a skilled gilder specialising in pure gold leaf applications on various surfaces, frames, furniture, fine art, boats and buildings. Establishing Tilia Gilding in 2014, she was a freelance gilder for 8 years in the UK, she now takes commissions for restoring old frames and creating custom gilt frames and objects from her studio in Geraldine, New Zealand. With expertise in traditional techniques, Rachael has contributed to notable projects, including gilding the Queen’s robing room at Westminster Palace, teaching at the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and gilding the Cutty Sark.

Linton is the new Gallery Director at the Green-Gold Gallery, an accomplished exhibiting artist with over 50 shows in the past decade across NZ, the UK and Europe. She is recognised for her contributions to gilding, the art and science of cymatics, and her interactive digital art installations.

Linton draws on her background in gold leaf gilding and traditional verre églomisé techniques to paint cymatics (sonic sound waves) onto both glass and wood panel in her fine art paintings. She uses fine art pigments, genuine gold powders and precious metal leaf to create luster and luxury.

Linton has a Masters qualification from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand, and brings a blend of artistic and academic expertise to her gilding work.

To see pictures of her work you can visit her Gilding website at: www.TiliaGilding.com and
Instagram: Rachael.Linton

The practical workshop runs over a two-day weekend and we have two Dates available for booking.

Please choose one of the following workshop options:

  • Weekend of February 17th & 18th, from 10 am to 4 pm or
  • Weekend of March 16th & 17th, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Please specify your preferred date when making a booking.

Investment: $300 in advance & $300 on the day, total – $600.
This inclusive fee encompasses all materials and supplies, including the exquisite 24ct gold leaf, ensuring a truly immersive and delightful experience. Your deposit secures your place.
For additional information about the workshop, reach out to Rachael Linton via email at greengoldgallery@gmail.com or by phone at 027 2932700. Please request the .pdf which fully outlines the content of the workshop.

How to register

Registration Fee of $300 is to be paid at the time of submission.
The balance of $300 can be made on the day, total – $600.
Bank Transfer to: Green-Gold Gallery Limited
Account Number: 06-0889-0441723-00
Reference: Your Name
Particulars: GildingWorkshop

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February 17
February 18
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Rachael Linton


Green-Gold Gallery
10 Wilson St
Geraldine, 7930 New Zealand
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Gallery Hours

10:00am – 5:00pm, Tuesday - Sunday

Gallery Location

10 Wilson St, Geraldine, 7930 New Zealand

The Green-Gold Gallery is a fresh and vibrant addition to the New Zealand art scene,   Dedicated to showcasing the fine art of local contemporary painters and sculptors.