Homes & Antiques magazine – February 2023


Artisan Plastercraft features in the February 2023 edition of Homes & Antiques magazine within the ‘Restore & Renovate’ section; on pages 96-97 is an article on how to repair cornicing. We were delighted to be approached by Jenny Oldaker, who penned the piece, to offer some advice and answer some common questions. The article includes […]

Update on Brighton Hippodrome theatre plaster restoration

image of brighton hippodrome plaster face decoration

Our work continues on the ceiling restoration at the Grade II* listed Brighton Hippodrome theatre. We recently welcomed ITV News into our workshops as part of a Meridian News feature on the project, and property owners Matsim have announced a target open date of November 2024 to coincide with the 60th anniversary of its closure […]

Newsletter – Winter 2023


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What You Should Know About “Ceiling Skirting”

image of cornice skirting the ceiling perimeter

  When you see a feature that appears to be a ceiling skirting board, what you are actually seeing will either be coving or cornice. Both are similar, however, coving or cornice is fixed to the ceiling, and a skirting board runs along the bottom of a wall. Cornices In architectural terms, cornices are any […]

Ornamental Elements to Perfect a Feature Ceiling Design

image of ornamental plaster ceiling restoration

When considering the interior design of a property, it might be of interest to note that one of the most commonly overlooked spaces for decoration is the ceiling. By not extending design ideas to this space, many homeowners and property managers fail to make full use of the property’s potential and leave it looking bare, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Corbels Before Buying

image of decorative corbel model

When considering design features for the restoration of a period property, or when thinking of additional elements to feature in a new build, corbels may be suggested as a possibility. But, you may not be familiar with them. This is why we have provided some in-depth information on corbels, their history, and their purposes in […]

Decorative Ceiling Designs and Ideas for Properties

When planning a new build, or restoring the features of a period property, one of the areas that may not be considered so much is the ceiling. However, it is more important than many think for a ceiling to be better than a plain space. Ceiling areas often draw the eye, obfuscate the fixtures and […]

The Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event 2022

historic buildings parks gardens event 2022

We are delighted to announce our participation in the forthcoming Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event to be held on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, London. The Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event has been running for over 35 years and is held in parallel with the Historic […]

ITV News visit Artisan Plastercraft

itv news meridian featuring artisan plastercraft

We were delighted to welcome ITV News into our workshop this week to film some of the decorative plaster restoration work we are currently undertaking for Matsim Properties and the Brighton Hippodrome. ITV Meridian reporter Andy Dickenson has been following the progress and story behind the recent transformation of Brighton Hippodrome and we were honoured to […]

Brighton Hippodrome theatre ceiling restoration

Brighton Hippodrome central auditorium

Artisan Plastercraft is currently undertaking restoration of the decorative plaster theatre ceiling at Grade II* listed Brighton Hippodrome. Described by the Theatres Trust as “The UK’s most architecturally significant circus theatre – the finest surviving example of its type in the country.” It has been on the Theatres at Risk Register since it closed in […]