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“Artists and craftsmen keep secrets,
because they are valuable.”
–Andrew Johnstone

The Architectural Arts Guild exists to preserve, promote and teach the classical decorative arts.

Skills and methods of reproducing exotic woods and fine marbles were developed in Europe over centuries to satisfy the tastes of nobility and royalty and perfected to unimaginable standards.

Although “faux finishing” has gained in popularity it is a sad and watery imitation of the true art.

It is important that these classical skills are to be passed along in their undiluted  glory to a new generation of artists who not only can reproduce, but improve the art as new materials and standards emerge. Guild membership also represents a benchmark of standards so that architects and designers can be confident that they are commissioning a schooled artist of the highest quality.

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