September 15-19, 2011
Lime plasters have been used for thousands of years to create beautiful, durable and unique hand-crafted finishes using common raw materials.
In this workshop, you will learn the basic rules of mixing and applying lime finish plasters, and engage in advanced application and treatment processes. These include tadelakt (a polished, waterproof lime plaster finish originating in Morrocco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadelakt), venetian plaster (a polished lime plaster finish originating in Italy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venetian_plaster), fresco (the technique of applying colour tints into lime plaster, as used in the great cathedrals of Europe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresco) and common integral colour lime plasters.
Making beautiful and durable lime finishing is a skill that will be useful to all plasterers and natural builders!
This workshop is intended for those with plastering experience and is not appropriate for inexperienced plasterers.
(includes daily vegetarian lunch and snacks)
Maximum class size