|detail of gilt and painted ornament on a harpsichord, by Alison Woolley|
My good friend and collaborator Alison Woolley has a lovely studio here in Florence, and my first order of business after settling in to our apartment was to visit FlorenceArt.net Studio d’Arte and get a look at the harpsichord she just finished ornamenting, a prestigious commission for the L'Opéra Royal de Versailles.
|Harpsichord built by Atelier Marc Ducornet and painted by Alison Woolley|
|detail of interior of harpsichord lid, gilt and painted by Alison Woolley|
Fortunately another harpsichord will be arriving in Alison's studio soon.
|samples of work at FlorenceArt.net|
|gilding tools at FlorenceArt.net|
Alison regularly teaches classes in the tradtional Florentine techniques of gilding and painting furniture and other fine surfaces at the FlorenceArt.net studio as well as through special retreats in Italy and intensive workshops. The studio accepts commissions year-round for furniture, instruments, murals, and seriously beautiful things.