Johnson & Griffiths is a full service art conservation, architectural restoration & decorative arts studio. Our experienced team of artists, artisans & conservators develops tailored solutions to unique decorative arts challenges of all shapes, ages & sizes.

  Jeffrey B. Johnson, Principal   Jeff is an artist, conservator, paint analyst, decorative painter, designer, gilder, and preservation project manager with more than 30 years of experience in the decorative arts and historic preservation field.

Jeffrey B. Johnson, Principal
Jeff is an artist, conservator, paint analyst, decorative painter, designer, gilder, and preservation project manager with more than 30 years of experience in the decorative arts and historic preservation field.

  Jacintha Clark, Project Manager, Lead Decorator, Conservation Technician  Jacintha has her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, post-baccalaureate from the Maryland Institute College of Art and completed a residency at the Penland School of Crafts. She possesses extensive training in the fine, decorative and applied arts with a proficient working knowledge and experience in a wide range of materials and fabrication techniques including:  Blacksmithing and welding (MIG, TIG, Torch, and Forge),Faux Finishing, Wood Graining, Marbling, Stencils, trompe l’oiel, set design…She has exhibited her personal fine art internationally. She is currently lead decorative painter on J&G’s interior restoration projects

Jacintha Clark, Project Manager, Lead Decorator, Conservation Technician
Jacintha has her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, post-baccalaureate from the Maryland Institute College of Art and completed a residency at the Penland School of Crafts. She possesses extensive training in the fine, decorative and applied arts with a proficient working knowledge and experience in a wide range of materials and fabrication techniques including:  Blacksmithing and welding (MIG, TIG, Torch, and Forge),Faux Finishing, Wood Graining, Marbling, Stencils, trompe l’oiel, set design…She has exhibited her personal fine art internationally. She is currently lead decorative painter on J&G’s interior restoration projects

  Dusty James, Projects Coordinator  Dusty brings an extensive skill set to J&G, ranging from project management to decorative painting, plaster restoration and even large site plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. As projects coordinator for J&G, Dusty has contributed to an ever-growing list of projects, including the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury’s Conference room, Washington, D.C., serving as project manager on the restoration of Penn State’s Old Main, overseeing cleaning and conservation of marble statuary at St. Mary’s and St. Philip’s churches in Lancaster, PA, serving as a conservation technician on the Finance Building mural and providing ancillary and primary support on the Rittenhouse Plaza restoration project.

Dusty James, Projects Coordinator
Dusty brings an extensive skill set to J&G, ranging from project management to decorative painting, plaster restoration and even large site plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. As projects coordinator for J&G, Dusty has contributed to an ever-growing list of projects, including the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury’s Conference room, Washington, D.C., serving as project manager on the restoration of Penn State’s Old Main, overseeing cleaning and conservation of marble statuary at St. Mary’s and St. Philip’s churches in Lancaster, PA, serving as a conservation technician on the Finance Building mural and providing ancillary and primary support on the Rittenhouse Plaza restoration project.

  Theodore Holland, Chief Microscopist, Paint Analyst    
  
 
  
     
  
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 Ted has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the Union Institute—Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993 and an M.L.S. in Museum Studies and Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma—Norman, Oklahoma, 1987. Ted has more than 25 years of decorative arts and painting conservation experience. Holland trained at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago, IL, where he completed courses in forensic examination of building materials, photomicrography, and microscopy for conservators.

Theodore Holland, Chief Microscopist, Paint Analyst
Ted has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the Union Institute—Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993 and an M.L.S. in Museum Studies and Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma—Norman, Oklahoma, 1987. Ted has more than 25 years of decorative arts and painting conservation experience. Holland trained at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago, IL, where he completed courses in forensic examination of building materials, photomicrography, and microscopy for conservators.

   
  
 
  
   Britta Braught, Conservator/Church Decorator    Britta Braught has come to Johnson & Griffiths by way of Germany. Britta has 20 years of experience working as a conservator and restorer of churches, castles, historic buildings, paintings, sculpture and objects. She completed a rigorous three year traditional apprenticeship as a Kirchenmaler (literally translated ‘church painter’) that included training in a conservation and decorative painting studio and studying the history, materials and traditional techniques of the decorative and applied arts at the Städtische Berufsschule für Farbe und Gestaltung (School for Paint and Design) in Munich, Germany. Britta has an encyclopedic knowledge and working experience of the vast array of materials and techniques of conservation and the decorative and applied arts including: Fine art conservation (paintings, frames, sculpture…cleaning, repair, in-painting and varnish), gilding (water gilding, oil gilding, wax gilding, verre eglomise “glass gilding”…), paint (whitewash, casein, tempera, distemper, oil, watercolor, acrylic…), traditional lime-based materials (plaster, stucco…).     
  
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Britta Braught, Conservator/Church Decorator

Britta Braught has come to Johnson & Griffiths by way of Germany. Britta has 20 years of experience working as a conservator and restorer of churches, castles, historic buildings, paintings, sculpture and objects. She completed a rigorous three year traditional apprenticeship as a Kirchenmaler (literally translated ‘church painter’) that included training in a conservation and decorative painting studio and studying the history, materials and traditional techniques of the decorative and applied arts at the Städtische Berufsschule für Farbe und Gestaltung (School for Paint and Design) in Munich, Germany. Britta has an encyclopedic knowledge and working experience of the vast array of materials and techniques of conservation and the decorative and applied arts including: Fine art conservation (paintings, frames, sculpture…cleaning, repair, in-painting and varnish), gilding (water gilding, oil gilding, wax gilding, verre eglomise “glass gilding”…), paint (whitewash, casein, tempera, distemper, oil, watercolor, acrylic…), traditional lime-based materials (plaster, stucco…).

  John Rita, Chief Conservator  John is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. John is also an artist, paint analyst, decorative painter, designer, gilder, and project manager with more than 40 years of experience in the decorative arts and historic preservation field.

John Rita, Chief Conservator
John is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. John is also an artist, paint analyst, decorative painter, designer, gilder, and project manager with more than 40 years of experience in the decorative arts and historic preservation field.

  Phillip Wells, Conservation Technician/LEED Green Associate  Phil's goal is to promote sustainability, environmental awareness and social responsibility. While demonstrating a deep understanding of the most current green principles, practices, and products. He is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is working towards his LEED AP credentials for Existing Buildings, and Building Design and Construction (BD+C).  Phil specializes in fine home building, residential remodeling, and historic restoration. He is an experienced contractor with skills ranging from masonry repair to creating custom kitchens and is committed to craftsmanship and professional growth in the green building field. He also has extensive experience in theater production, set fabrication, scenic painting, custom props, displays, installations and museum exhibits.   

Phillip Wells, Conservation Technician/LEED Green Associate
Phil's goal is to promote sustainability, environmental awareness and social responsibility. While demonstrating a deep understanding of the most current green principles, practices, and products. He is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is working towards his LEED AP credentials for Existing Buildings, and Building Design and Construction (BD+C).

Phil specializes in fine home building, residential remodeling, and historic restoration. He is an experienced contractor with skills ranging from masonry repair to creating custom kitchens and is committed to craftsmanship and professional growth in the green building field. He also has extensive experience in theater production, set fabrication, scenic painting, custom props, displays, installations and museum exhibits.