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Decorative Plaster & Running Mould Masterclass

Join us for a one-day course where you will learn the fundamentals of decorative plasterwork with Master Plasterer Sean Wheatley. Sean will guide you through running a mould in-situ, fibrous plasterwork on the bench and applying a finishing coat of plaster.



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This one-day course consists of two parts, theory and practical. First, we begin the day with an introduction to internal and external ornamental plasterwork. We then move to practical demonstrations and the opportunity to get hands-on. There will be plenty of time for Q&A throughout the day, and open discussion is encouraged.

Course Overview

  • Introduction and presentation on internal and external ornamental plasterwork
  • Preparation and mixing of coarse stuff for a cornice backing coat
  • Run a muffle coat
  • Filling silicon moulds for decorative casts
  • Preparing and mixing the finishing coat for the cornice
  • Applying the mix and running the finish coat in situ with the running mould
  • Demonstration of fibrous plasterwork on a bench
  • Removing new casts from the silicon moulds
  • Discussion / Q&A

Lunch and refreshments will be served; please note any dietary requirements as needed when signing up.

PPE, tools and materials are provided. Those attending should wear suitable clothing and footwear, including warmer layers for spring, autumn and winter courses. In addition, all participants will receive a comprehensive literature pack.

This course is ideal for anyone looking to get started with decorative plasterwork, especially plasterers keen to expand their skill set.

Course Instructor – Sean Wheatley

Sean Wheatley has worked as a plasterer for over 40 years and became a Master Plasterer with the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers in 2022. With a passion for traditional materials and methods, Sean and his team have worked extensively on conserving and restoring historic plasterwork across the country. Sean also teaches our Lime Rendering and Plastering Course for those looking to learn more.

Location & Time

This course is held onsite at Cornish Lime, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Please arrive ten minutes early to check in. Limited spaces are available, with a maximum of 10 participants per course.

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