Birdstudio is a Philadelphia based sign and window gilding studio.
Master gilder Zack Bird prides himself on producing signage of fine genuine 23k, 22k gold, silver and platinum leaf on glass.
Hand painted window signage, 3 dimensional wood, foam and metal signs, chalkboard and chalk lettering services are also available.
Birdstudio also produces a full range of custom framed, cabinet, illuminated and neon signs.
Birdstudio offers three basic styles of Faux Painting:
Primitive: Historically correct materials such as casein, egg tempera or gum Arabic are utilized to bind natural, organic pigments with interpretive, stylized brushwork .
Traditional: Convincing effects achieved with facile brushwork and color pallet.
Detailed: bordering on counterfeit, this technique is virtually undetectable by the naked eye.
Bird Studio techniques employ stable materials and methods to ensure the finish will last for many years.
Practical Faux applications:
Situations where the original material is unavailable.
Concealing unsightly panels, vents and covers.
Disguising security structures i.e. cameras, gates and doors.
Hiding unsightly repairs and discolored areas in existing material.
Bird Studio is equipped to handle a wide range of hard material projects including metal, wood, glass and stone.
Wether its complex or oversized framing, support structures, castings, or custom parts... solid, functional solutions are what we deliver.
Lime plaster is the most versatile material I’ve ever worked with. The possibilities for color infusion, modification, and textural impact are limitless.
Our plaster breathes and releases humidity making it an excellent architectural medium, even for bathrooms, pools and indoor spas. It’s internally pigmented and cures hard like stone, making it durable and well suited for high traffic areas.
Birdstudio’s authentic lime plaster finishes are designed in the Germantown, Philadelphia studio by our highly skilled craftsmen, using the finest organic minerals and pigments.
Our lime plaster is mixed and colored onsite and all batches are cross blended to assure uniform consistency and a perfect sample match .
Our custom plaster finishes are presented for your approval on 48” x 48” framed wood panel to illustrate all the movement, texture and color you can expect in the finished surface.
Decorative Painting and Embellishment
For 20 years, industry professionals have relied on Bird Studio as a source for decorative artistic treatments.
Our range of decorative services include complex, geometric patterns, chinoiserie, metallic and textural finishes, stenciled plaster and painting, and a full range of venetian plasters and other trowel on products. Bird Studio has built a reputation of delivering stunning interior effects.
As craftsmen we put tremendous care and focus into the handling of art, this is how we built our record of sucess.
Bird Studio also provides storage and staging of work in secured, temperature controlled locations.
Our studio takes great pleasure in the production of bold large scale installations that speak to both the viewer and the surrounding environment.
Whether the goal is civic engagement or decorative imbellishment, Bird Studio brings the planning, talent and equipment to ensure the end result is a high profile success.
Birdstudio is Philadelphias primer gilding studio specilizing in genuine 23k 18k gold, platinum, white gold and silver leaf glass and first surface gilding for sign making and embellishment.
Bird Studio provides a wide range of gold application and restoration services, including reverse glass window and mirror gilding, water, oil and architectural gilding.
Bird Studio takes the restoration of fine objects and surfaces very seriously. We are committed to the preservation of quality craftsmanship. The original intent of the artist or craftsman guides every decision we make.
Our passion and commitment to historic methods and materials is what drives each project and ensures we are delivering stability and quality with all our services.