Colyton House Gilding 




workshop & sales number: 01630 654087

Front Door Logo to airy thiness beat.....John Donne

 antique mirrors ~ conservation ~ restoration ~ gilding


We are a third generation family business.  


In 1935 Stan Pollitt undertook a painting and decorating apprenticeship in Yorkshire, specialising in gilding, sign writing and graining.  He then went on to work in many fine Yorkshire houses.   In the early 1960s, he relocated to Hereford to take up a teaching post at the Technical College.  Alongside his teaching, he also took on private commissions.


Chris Bishop (Stan’s daughter) has worked along side her father for many years and in 1989 established her own workshop in Market Drayton, Shropshire.


Kate Williams and Ceri Antony (Chris’ daughters) have always had a hand in the workshop.  Kate obtained a BSc (Hons), completed some formal gilding training and in 2005 officially joined Colyton House Gilding.  Ceri obtained a BA (Hons), enjoyed a very successul career in London, completed some formal gilding training and in 2013 joined Colyton House Gilding.