Finishing of gilded ‘Mobius hats’ for artist Charles Avery

Posted on Monday 09 December 2013

Hare and Humphreys worked with Scottish artist Charles Avery to finish and gild a series of Mobius knot 'hats', for one of his current projects.

Each piece is constructed of papier mache and came to the workshop in a pre finished state.  Layers and layers of gesso were applied and gently sanded or rubbed back to create the very fine and smooth finish needed for gilding in Palladium leaf.  

They looked great in the workshop, but photographs sent to us by the artist of one of the completed works show just how brilliant they become one mounted atop the cast bronze busts. 

For more information on the artist follow this link