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French Polishing

French Polishing
On this course you will practise all the steps involved in the historical art of French...
French polishing highlights the luminosity and translucency inherent in the structure of the wood like no other treatment method. From the 18th to the early 20th century, it was the finish of choice commonly used on fine furniture and musical instruments.
On this course you will practise all the steps involved in the historical art of French polishing, on sample plates (skinning in, bodying up, spiriting out) . You will learn how to create a polishing pad and how to prepare the lacquer and the surface. Depending on time, quality requirements and desired gloss level, you will get to know three techniques. You will work with shellac flakes dissolved by yourself and other products . While the polish is drying, you will have the opportunity to discuss any restoration questions you may have using examples (you are welcome to bring your own furniture or items).
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    Anne-Katrine Schmidt

    Having obtained her apprenticeship diploma in cabinetmaking from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany Anne-Katrine went on to study design at Hanover University of Applied Sciences. After completing her vocational diploma, she trained as a restorer at the Instituto per L`Arte E ll Restauro in Florence, Italy and has been working as a freelance restorer in Hanover since 1989.Anne-Katrine Schmidt

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    KURSORT Bad Gandersheim

    Dictum Workshops at Klosterhof Brunshausen

    Conveniently situated at the west edge of the Harz between the cities of Göttingen and Hildesheim, this picturesque, four-sided farmstead promises a creative getaway in many respects: crafts, culture, café, and guest house. The owners of the farm, Anna and Benno Löning, have converted the former sheep farm to a woodworking workshop, where DICTUM courses are held all year round.

    Klosterhof Brunshausen
    Brunshausen 6
    37581 Bad Gandersheim

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    • QualifikationNone.
    • InfoMaterial included (€70).
    • Participants8
    • LanguageGerman
    • InstructorAnne-Katrine Schmidt
    • Duration2 days
    • Appointment07/19 - 07/20
    • Time9:00 - 6:00 PM
    • LocationBrunshausen 6, 37581 Bad Gandersheim
    Workshop no. KU1591802
    €280.00 pro Teilnehmer

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    Course No. Start End Location Price  
    Kursnnummer: KU1591801
    Start: 1/29/18
    end: 1/30/18
    Location: Niederalteich
    Price: €280.00
    Kursnnummer: KU1591802
    Start: 7/19/18
    end: 7/20/18
    Location: Bad Gandersheim
    Price: €280.00
    Kursnnummer: KU1591702
    Start: 6/8/17
    end: 6/9/17
    Location: Bad Gandersheim
    Price: €280.00
    Kursnnummer: KU1591701
    Start: 2/10/17
    end: 2/11/17
    Location: Niederalteich
    Price: €280.00

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