A third generation craftsman, Mark Randall founded the Studio in 1994. He learned the art of traditional water gilding under renowned master gilder and picture frame maker Martin Horowitz, and trained under master gilder Peter Stetler, learning the fine connoisseur-ship and technical skills required for sensitive conservation treatments. As a master gilder himself, Randall continues to learn and implement current conservation techniques through coursework and extensive reading of industry publications, as well as authoring technical articles published for the trade and offering specialty workshops.
He has garnered the continued confidence of museums, religious/governmental/private institutions, historic sites, collectors, artists, gallery owners, auction houses and insurance companies.
Randall has treated American and European gilded works dating from the 16th through the 21st centuries. He personally formulates and implements treatment strategies, and performs work in his studio or onsite.
Randall is a member of the Society of Gilders (SOG), the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) and Conservators in Private Practice (CIPP).