Claire Anderson Gilding

. . . .about my work

Telephone 01747 870683
(Home number so PLEASE no spam calls)

Email claireanderson1 AT


With over 20 years experience , I offer a complete restoration service using traditional methods and techniques . Based near the Wiltshire, Dorset border just outside Tisbury. Convenient for the A303 for deliveries and about 12 miles from Salisbury

Most of my work consists of the restoration of antique mirrors, frames and furniture , although I also work on modern pieces and have gilded interior rooms. The term gilding covers a number of decorative techniques for applying fine gold leaf or powder to solid surfaces suchas wood, stone, or metal to give a thin coating of gold.

I work in both oil and water gilding and using gold leaf or silver leaf. All the methods I use are  traditional  , from the gesso and composition that  I make, to the different coloured boles .

Apart from my restoration work, I create my own mirrors using locally sourced pieces of wood which possess natural holes. The surface is sanded and waxed or sealed I then attach creatures which I have taken moulds of and these moulds are filled with composition using a 200 year old recipe. Once dry, I apply red bole and water gild in gold leaf. The creatures are then toned lightly to give depth and a mirror is placed in the recess.

These are also for sale on this site  and if available will be noted and priced minus delivery as this will vary. Do ask first as some sizes would be a problem for certain countries. Each frame is unique . Commisions accepted.