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Unique items designed, crafted and painted by hand | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

Wood&cut

Unique items designed, crafted and painted by hand

Wood&cut is a project where Jane H Creations merges with Frush Design sostenibile to create items in reclaimed wood.
The name describes a collection of ornamental gems and attractive objects for the home designed, cut and painted entirely by hand.  Each item is unique. Fun wooden pieces that vary from hanging decorations, to candle holders, single flower vases, pen holders,  keyrings or lamps and jewels:  necklaces, rings, brooches and earrings. Numerous colours available. By agreement we make to order. Visit the woodncut officiali site, or shop on line with Etsy

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Workshops

Wooden Type

Wooden alphabets: one day workshops combining typography and craftsmanship.
Each participant has the possibility to create one or more letters in wood using the same techniques as in the past for producing shop signs.
Guided by Jane one can learn the basics of cutting out the shape, the finishing and  the decorating of each typographic character whether already existing or designed ad hoc.

Look at the pictures or request more information.

Summer schools for children | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

Woodworking laboratory

Summer schools for children

In the summer school laboratories, children enjoy working both together and individually on carpentry projects.
Happy to express their outstanding creativity through the antique art of working in wood, they  rediscover the pleasure in ‘doing it themselves’ producing small and medium sized objects with their own hands.

The art of restoration is in understanding in how and to what degree one should intervene in a given piec | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

Conservation and Restoration of works in wood

The art of restoration is in understanding in how and to what degree one should intervene in a given piec

The  use of traditional materials and techniques, reversable and compatible with the original. Woodworm treatment and reinforcement where the wood proves distressed. The cleaning of the object, conserving where possible the original patina.

Lacquering: an art  known and practiced since antiquity | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

Restoration and Lacquer

Lacquering: an art known and practiced since antiquity

On a gesso base, restoration and decoration using tempera and gold leaf.  Lacquering and patina on objects already varnished.

Restoration and decoration of furniture and  murals  (walls and ceilings) | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

Restoration and Decoration

Restoration and decoration of furniture and murals (walls and ceilings)

Restoration and decoration of murals collaborating with Jemima Taylor of Restaurodecorodipinti

Fundamental for highlighting the beauty of veneers and marquetry | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

French Polishing

Fundamental for highlighting the beauty of veneers and marquetry

The process can be carried out starting from a cleaned up and restored to natural wood, or recovering and 'refreshing' the original furniture patina. Using pumice powder, shellac, ethyl spirit and feather-brush.

Wax is the ideal nourishment  for  wood where french polish  is not appropriate as a finish | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

Wax Patina

Wax is the ideal nourishment for wood where french polish is not appropriate as a finish

Natural or lightly stained wax applied once or twice  onto natural wood, or worked into surfaces already treated with shellac or other varnishes. Wood is an ever living raw material, this treatment is needed for protection and nourisment.

Where necessary, available for work on site | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

Restoration in situ

Where necessary, available for work on site

Upon evaluation, certain restoration projects can be carried out in situ ( villas, hotels, private residences)

Highly distressed or eccessively deteriorated/ reconstruction | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

Carpentry

Highly distressed or eccessively deteriorated/ reconstruction

Often in restoration there is a necessity for carpentry work. This can vary from replacing the side of a chest of drawers to the reconstruction of a ladder in a hay barn. Transformation and construction work, made to measure, often in collaboration with fellow artisans.

Pen and ink drawings on paper | Restoration Florence Jane Harman

Drawings

Pen and ink drawings on paper

Drawings on paper in pen and ink and water based pastels.Jane accepts commissions

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