A Venetian Plaster masterclass in our Northallerton workshop with Womersleys.
Today has been a craftsman masterclass in the art of Venetian Plaster using products from Womersley's Ltd. Venetian plaster is a wall and ceiling finish consisting of plaster mixed with marble dust, applied with a trowel in thin, multiple layers, which are then polished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture.
Venetian Plaster can be used to create a highly polished, rock-hard, marble-like finish and is mainly used internally, on walls and ceilings. It is also useful on surfaces where marble panels could not could not be installed easily, for decoration that would be too expensive to have carved from real marble such as corbels and columns. Venetian Plaster can be tinted or colored using natural or synthetic colorants when a specific color of "marble" is desired, or when a specific color combination is required. It looks fabulous as a feature wall in a dining room, hallway or kitchen, is not suitable for showers but can be used in bathrooms.
Mark Womersley came along to the workshop to impart his knowledge to our team. This meant that Jack, the youngest craftsman in our team was able to gain some experience in this area of plasterwork that he hadn't previously tried. It was fascinating to see how each step led to the finished result that is so tactile to the touch, mirror-like, unique to each craftsman and looks just fabulous. For further information on whether Venetian Plaster might suit your plastering requirements, call Catherine on 01609 776462.