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Natural Pigments The Technique of Raised Gilding

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Natural Pigments The Technique of Raised Gilding
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The Technique of Raised Gilding
Author: Jerry Tresser
Publisher: Michelle Jordan Publication, 1992
Format: 71 pages with photographs in color in a Portable Document Format (PDF) or Flip Book on CD

New color photos, never before seen microscopic pictures of the internal workings of the gesso. Provides an accurate, scientific and historical analysis of the materials and techniques devoted to the preparation and application of the gesso related to raised gilding. The most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of raised gilding for the calligraphic community is now available after being out of print for 22 years.

Jerry Tresser demystifies raised gilding, breaking it down into clearly explained steps. He defines his terms and materials so that the modern scribe can understand the process and apply it successfully. This book is a valuable manual for the professional and serious student.
—ELEANOR WINTERS

The Technique of Raised Gilding is a gold treasure with its fascinating historical and how to information made clear through readable, precise language backed up by expert chemical knowledge. When put into practice, the reward is not only exciting but deeply satisfying.
—LILI WRONKER

Employing modern methods of investigation, Jerry has solved the mystery of laying gold. He is sharing his discovery with us by de-mystifying the ancient craft and making it available to us.
—JACKI SVAREN

A great deal of research and thought has gone into the preparation of the "Technique of Raised Gilding" Consideration and thanks should be given to Jerry Tresser for re-evaluating the techniques of Cennini by those practitioners of the craft of gilding and by those just starting.
—MARCY ROBINSON

Mr. Tresser has used the technique of modern science to unravel the mystery surrounding Cennini's formula for gesso. The "Technique of Raised Gilding" is the most comprehensive treatise of gilding I have read.
—TERRY FOOSHEE

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Natural Pigments

Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.

We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.

Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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