Training in understanding the historic plasters of Ethiopia
Mark from Womersleys was pleased to work with the PROHEDEV programme funded by the European Union to help deliver the ‘lime conservation plasters and finishes conference 25th-26th March 2019’ at the Ethiopian Heritage Conservation Training Centre at Gondar.
On the first day Mark worked with specifiers and crafts people to develop their skills and understanding of the use of Historic plasters
On day two Mark presented two talks putting Ethiopian medieval gypsum plasters, 6th and 16th century lime plasters and clay/mud daub in the context of local vernacular skills, influences from Egypt and The Portuguese settlers from India. The second presentation focussed on the similarities and influences of Indian Craftsmen on the early 17th century plasters of Northern Ethiopia. The afternoon session was again a practical demonstration including basic fresco work on to lime plaster and sculptural clay plaster.
Early 17th century lime shell plaster at The Royal Enclosure, Gondar, with an Indian motif
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 …