Gilding Class


Rachel gives gilding classes in both the North and South Island of New Zealand.


Learn the art of Gilding with Ceramic Artist Rachel Murphy, who has been gilding in Gold for 18 years. With a Bachelor of Design and work in prominent galleries throughout NZ. Rachel is passionate about her work and loves the process of gilding.


You will learn initially how to Gild with imitation Gold leaf and then move on to the application of real 24K Gold leaf to an object or a ceramic heart. A gilding process handout will be provided, which outlines items that can be gilded, what materials you need and detailed description of how to gild, with tips and tricks.


The effect of gold leaf on objects is quite spectacular and creates a luxury feel, which has been used to beautify architecture, furniture, objects and paintings for centuries.

The impact of Gold leaf on objects cannot be achieved with any other material and once you learn the basic technique you’re away!



Upcoming Classes


There are no classes booked at the moment, however if you would like

a one on one tutorial, within Auckland, Rachel can discuss doing this

with you. 

3 Hours one on one

Cost: $200 + $50 materials

(includes imitation gold and real 24 carat gold leaf)


All pieces in this website are under copyright, made by Rachel Murphy from 2014 to current



Main Stockists:

Art Form Gallery - Matakana

Black Door Gallery - Auckland

Little River Gallery - Christchurch

Quadrant Gallery - Dunedin 


Rachel can send around the world and offers gift wrapping and personal note. Simply email Rachel with your request.

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