Memorial Conclave 2006
At Valencia Signs & Graphics
Memorial Conclave carries on the time honored
tradition of Decorative Reverse Gilded Glass.
This Gathering is in the memory of our dear
friend and mentor to many around the world
Rick "Daddy Finegold" Glawson
meet is comprised of some of the best
talent from around the world, and is considered
to be the Pinnacle of gatherings by many
Gilders, Sign artist & Craftsmen.
by some of Rick's
closest Friends in Southern
John & Kathi Studden
of Valencia Signs & Graphics, in Valencia, Ca.
Meet focuses on the finer elements of Decorative
Reverse Glass Gilding and is a common ground for
sharing knowledge, educating & refining this
respected art. The Memorial Conclave is also by
this is due to limitation of
room, so the invite can be hard to come by.
Invitations come to those who show the greatest
interest & through the Quality of the work &
through sharing examples with the top Artists &
Craftsmen throughout our profession.
Letterhead Meeting simply leaves you
on a Cloud of Inspiration, Charging your Soul
with Electricity, to Ignite the Imagination.
year we all worked on a Wonderful design by
David & Suze Butler
who also provided us with some cool printed
T-shirts. David's design work is always a
treasure of Eye Candy to behold.
design, but hundreds of ideas can create a
roomful of collectible art for the ages, and
this years group didn't let us down. There were
panels being decorated with may different types
of precious metals, from 24kt to Pure Palladium.
was also a big interest in Blended Mica Powders
& the classics like Mother of Pearl & Abalone. Larry White was
kind enough to bring down a dozen panels pre
were burnish blending gold and using various
techniques of transparent inks and Asphaltum in
combination as demonstrated
by Fernando Ocampo.
we produced, inspired by John Jordan for
Surplus Gold Removal also won the approval
of Conclave attendees, reducing the time the
also treated to a chance of a hands on
demonstration of decorating a commemorative 20oz
mug with the meets logo by our good friend
Also provided a tasty commemorative brew to test
our new mugs out with, as evident in the photo
below in our after hours gathering.
Gary Ericksen also
gave some hands-on instruction on Carving
techniques, along with Mike Languine giving
an impromptu faux finishing wood graining
only imagine the fascination of collectors in
100 years as if they found a fine piece of art
glass by Rawson & Evans.
Here are a few
photos below for you to enjoy!
Article & Photos By Ron Percell
Photos By Rick
Photos By Danny Baronian
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