Toni Watts Illumination
About Toni Watts Illumination
Toni is the manuscript illuminator at Lincoln Cathedral and is one of the few professional illuminators in the UK. She specialises in the creation of illuminated pages and letters using 24 carat gold and pigments. Natural pigments are painstakingly ground by hand to colour traditional manuscripts whilst modern watercolours add vibrancy to contemporary work. Commissions welcomed.
Gilding on vellum and paper using traditional and modern mordants, making and using manuscript gesso, extracting pigments from natural sources, egg tempera painting.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
A design based on a stained glass rose window. Central sapphire cabochon surrounded by tooled 24 carat gold on handmade manuscript gesso. Roundels in selectively burnished shell gold with lapis lazuli surround.