Takako Jin

Takako Jin is a woodcarver, sculptor and gilder.

Takako initially studied fine art sculpture and, after working in the art world for a period, she moved into woodwork, first through an NVQ in violin making, and then studying Woodcarving and Gilding at the City & Guilds of London Art School between 2010-2013.

Takako trained and worked for six years as a woodcarver, gilder and restorer at Carvers & Gilders Ltd, a leading London workshop and Royal Warrant holding company specialising in 18th century giltwood furniture. Here, she was involved in the restoration of many notable pieces by renowned woodcarvers and designers from the past, such as Thomas Chippendale and William Kent. She has also restored a number of pieces held in establishments such as Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court and Brighton Pavilion. Through this work, Takako has developed a sensitivity and expertise for working with traditional techniques and materials, and an intimate familiarity with the subtleties of particular historical styles.

In her freelance work, Takako has worked on a variety of commissions including woodcarving and gilding, with the occasional bronze sculpture and stone carving. Clients have included private individuals, designers, artists, churches and City Livery Companies.


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