Carol Leskanic is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and master gilder. Trained in the restoration and conservation of fine gilt objects, she specializes in collaborations of traditional water gilding and contemporary art and design.
Carol has adapted the ancient process of water gilding and applies it to a minimal, modern aesthetic. Reworked vintage pieces, custom designs and her own sculptural work are all informed by the same eye towards quiet, heightened beauty. All of the methods and materials used in her light filled studio are the same as centuries ago…layers of rabbit skin glue, gesso, bole, the hand application of gold leaf, as well as burnishing with agate stones. The process takes years to master hence the original tradition of apprentice, journeyman, and finally, master.