What we do
Fibrous plastering restoration and conservation and creation of new plaster work. We work within historic/heritage buildings and private residences. We study historic drawings recreating original decorative features or realising new decorative embellishments. Our work includes: cornices, niches, panel mouldings and ceiling roses. Yet, we also offer traditional plastering services including lath & plaster for ceilings and walls and external lime plastering/render.
Our breadth of work ranges from the arts, to palaces, hotels and museums.
How we do it
We have highly experienced model and mould-makers and fibrous plasterers whom produce plasterwork of the highest quality. We ensure our superior craftsmanship is employed across every project – drawing from our years of heritage and restoration experience.
How we work and where
We offer an initial complimentary site assessment survey. We then work with you to understand the projects: objectives, challenges and then offer realistic solutions.
View our fibrous plastering restoration work at the Wallace Collection project – Great Gallery.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements and how we can assist.
Artisan Plastercraft’s fibrous plastering work
What is fibrous plaster?
Decorative plaster placed on interior walls and ceilings in order to create ornamental work such as: cornices, tudor roses and ceiling roses. Known as “stick and tag” because it involves laying plaster on a backing of canvas stretched across wood. It is typically used to create ornamental work and decorative products laced on interior walls and ceilings.
Why use it?
It’s noticeably lighter than solid plaster objects, ensuring that mouldings movement and installation are easier to handle. The mouldings “fibrous nature” allow for more temperature extremes and vibrational elements than solid fixtures. Yet, none of the aesthetic desires are sacrificed.
Typically the technique has been used within ornate settings such as stately houses, theatres and music halls.
Bit of trivia:
In the 18th century high-end houses needed elaborate mouldings to justify their selling price. Decorative plasterwork was used to emphasize the social hierarchy of an area and its inhabitants.