Ryedale Plasterers honing their skills & techniques
Ryedale Plasterers honing their skills & techniques, today in a class on creating Venetian Plaster with Mark Womersley using products from the Womersleys Ltd range. The result was a surface with a marble-like and reflective finish
The term ‘polished plaster’ covers a wide range of decorative plaster finishes. These vary from thin and highly polished finishes that resemble polished marble to deeply textured effects that can emulate travertine or limestone. The history of polished plaster can be traced back to the Egyptians.
Womersleys Polished Plasters are made from slaked lime, marble dust and/or marble chips to create the unique look of each finish. The products are manufactured in the UK. A protective layer of wax or a sealer can also be applied to enhance performance and appearance.
The polished plasters are hand applied by using traditional techniques and stainless steel trowels with rounded corners. A typical build up is between 1 mm and 4mm and consists of a special primer, a keycoat, 2 to 4 finish coats and a wax or sealer.
Great that the press picked up on our work with the craftsmen in Barbados, and with local people
Great that the press picked up on our work with the craftsmen in Barbados, and with local people to …
On our last day in Barbados, it was good to see the vertical sliding sashes, made from Guyana Purple Heart wood, going back into frames within the Garrison House at Bridgetown. Tutors and students from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, with a little support from Mark, copied adjacent windows to begin conservation work on this building.
On our last day in Barbados, it was good to see the vertical sliding sashes, made from Guyana Purple…
Mark was very pleased to help Grantley Adams Memorial School, and a voluntary group set up to bring a former slave hospital back into use, with an evening event to demonstrate the building’s potential to create a better future for all Bajans.
Mark was very pleased to help Grantley Adams Memorial School, and a voluntary group set up to bring …