John Perkins

John Perkins

John Perkins has been gilding since 1992. He worked as museum conservator for the National Historic Parks Service in Canada and the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, John worked on gilding in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya and has returned in subsequent years.

Upcoming Programs by John Perkins

Buddha hands

Gold Leaf Gilding and the Dignity of Craftsmanship

September 25–28, 2014

Spend three days learning the centuries old techniques of applying gold leaf through hands-on work, demonstrations and experimentation. In the inspiring environs of the Great Stupa and its art studio we will incorporate a variety of historical and modern techniques for working with metal leaf for art, frames, furniture, and architectural elements. We will work [...]