The Society of Gilders (SoG) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the practice and preservation of the art of using gold and metal leaf. SoG offers technical help for gilders, restorers, conservators, craftsmen, and all those interested in the gilding arts. Classes and conferences held by SoG bring gilders together from around the globe to learn, discuss and share. Once poetically described by the artist Charles Prendergast as being like …a half-solidified piece of sunlight, gold leaf is the alluring, elusive, consummate medium of the… Society of Gilders.