Period Living Magazine – September 2023

Period Living magazine September 2023 cover

The September 2023 edition of Period Living magazine includes a feature entitled “Fitting the mould” written by Roger Hunt. It includes comments and advice from Artisan Plastercraft and others on the most common sources of damage to plaster cornice mouldings, the best courses of action to take, and processes for restoring cornice mouldings in your […]

Portico Soffit Repairs at Claremont Fan Court School

claremont house victorian web image

We recently carried out some lime plaster restoration work at Claremont Fan Court School. This project was distinguished by the requirement to re-make some decorative mouldings in Roman Stucco, a fast-setting mortar that takes the appearance of stone. Claremont House is a Grade I listed mansion building located near Esher in Surrey. It is occupied […]

Join our team as a Heritage Decorative Plasterer

Plastering Workshop

We are always looking for creative people to join our workshop team to learn the traditional skill of decorative plaster moulding. Are you creative, artistic, reliable and responsible? Do you enjoy making things, working as part of a team and learning new skills? Are you looking for a hands-on role with a varied workload? We […]

Restored plasterwork goes on display at Brighton Hippodrome

brighton hippodrome theatre ceiling restoration

The extensive fibrous plaster ceiling restoration undertaken by Artisan Plastercraft at Brighton Hippodrome was on full display to the public yesterday (24th July) as building owners Matsim Properties opened the building to visitors to show off the renovation project’s progress and secure local support as it seeks further planning approvals from the local council. The […]

Lath & Plaster Ceilings for Award Winning Frogmore House

image of frogmore house in watford

Being completely honest, we are a bit late to the party with this one, but it worth noting none the less! Frogmore House has received a ‘Highly Commended’ award at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards in the category Restoration of a Georgian Building in an Urban Setting. Frogmore House is a merchants house, built in […]

Watch: How to run a curved plaster arch moulding

image of a plaster arch model on work bench

Our plaster workshop video demonstrates the process of manufacturing a decorative doorway arch moulding using a running mould. In this instance the arch is a constant radius, so the running mould rotates around a fixed point on the work bench. To briefly explain what’s happening; the wet plaster is applied onto the arch mould and […]

Construction View Online – issue 51

Construction View Online issue 51 cover

Issue 51 of Construction View Online includes a feature on Bromley Town Hall and the images show some of the beautiful decorative plasterwork restored by Artisan Plastercraft. Click on the page spreads and navigate to pages 61-63 to read the full article. Bromley Old Town Hall was originally built in 1907 and is a grade […]

Expanded delivery area for web shop orders

Artisan Plastercraft has expanded the eCommerce side of its business by increasing the size of its delivery area to cover a 100km radius of its South London base. The scope of the company’s distribution had previously been restricted to within the M25 motorway, but the change has been made to meet growing demand and provide […]

Newsletter – Summer 2023


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Clay modelling services for decorative plasterwork

image of plume of leaves modelled in clay

Part of the process of restoring damaged decorative plasterwork, or realising bespoke plaster mouldings, can be the creation of a clay model. Clay is easy to work with and provides a stable basis for shaping intricate details. It also holds its form when pouring on the rubber used to make a mould. Modelling for decorative […]