Nancy Chinnery has over 20 years experience in antique restoration and a passion for the classical art of gilding. Chinnery encourages the longevity of the skill, "I hope to create a new aesthetic of gilding for the 21st century".
The heart of gilding is working with reflected light. Intricate textures and delicate patterns are captured in wood and other surfaces. These highly textured pieces can sparkle, glow, glisten ephemerally, or suggest other qualities of light. All this work hopes to enliven a room, by bringing in sculpted, transformed light.
Previous projects include John Lennon's Steinway piano, a ceiling, deer antlers, mirrors and many furniture pieces. Chinnery's current work incorporates leaf skeletons, found objects, textiles including lace, netting and crochet, metals and gold.
Chinnery seeks connections with architects, designers and educators as well as collaborations.
Year Established: October 1991
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