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Artist Nancy Thorn


While earning an art degree at Portland State University in the early 1970s, Nancy Thorn stumbled upon her passion, Medieval crafts, particularly gold leaf gilding. After working under east coast gilders Nils Johnson and Bill Keck, Nancy decided to open Gold Leaf Restoration in Portland. Her passion for Medieval gilding has blossomed into a long and fulfilling career that includes gilding, restoration, architectural and fabrication projects.

First Broadcast: 2003

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Peter Dammann; Painter Arvie Smith; Artist Nancy Thorn

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #433
Original Broadcast: June 19, 2003