Category Archives: Ornamental Plaster

1855 Church Plaster Ceiling Collapses

Late Sunday April 24, 2016 the ceiling of the Fellowship Hall at the Easthampton Congregational Church, in Easthampton, Massachusetts collapsed, setting off the fire alarm and summoning the sexton.  The collapse was total, filling the room with plaster, wood lathe … Continue reading

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Reproducing Historic Plaster Mouldings Using Silicone Moulds.

As part of a mechanical systems upgrade, the historic plaster wall cornice at the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa was cut open for access. Repairs to the plaster were performed by City Plastering of Ottawa, taking silicone moulds of the … Continue reading

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Master Moldmaker Reproduces Queen Theater Plaster Dome

The historic 1880 Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware stood abandoned and neglected for the last half of its life, the elegant, thirty foot diameter plaster ceiling dome destroyed by water entry. As part of a $24 million dollar restoration of … Continue reading

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Seeking Plaster Moldmaker for 1912 Church Sanctuary Project.

This circa 1912 church in East Liverpool, Ohio has large plaster features damaged by moisture, see photos, typical. Seeking a solution. Contact Fcc123@att.net. Custom Moldmaking and Ornamental Plaster

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Historic Plaster and Historic Plaster Mouldings

          It happens sometimes that the tools used by the artisans are almost as historic as the buildings that they are working on. Such a case is the legendary plaster moulding archive known as the  “Epstein … Continue reading

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Traditional Marble Finishes – – to Stunning Modern Effect

  Check out this project post by Aalta Design Group, a plaster finishes specialist from Miami, Florida. The material is three coat venetian plaster over curved and swooping walls. The recesses, top (for lighting) and bottom (where the baseboards should be, … Continue reading

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