THE RAGGED-TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS

​The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is a novel by Robert Tressell first published in 1914 after his death in 1911 If you have been reading my blogs over the past few weeks you will have probably read the blog about the Building Trade Strike of 1972, and Ricky Tomlinsons involvement. Ricky served his time as a Plasterer… Continue reading THE RAGGED-TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS

A BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT THE ANCIENT ART OF SGRAFFITO

Originally posted on Plasterers Blog:
Sgraffito  is Italian for ‘scratches’ Sgraffito has been used on walls in Europe since classical times, and it was common in Italy in the 16th century and is the technique of applying decoration to buildings ​The designs were mainly in two colours, black background and white surface plaster/cement . Only sections…

A BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT THE ANCIENT ART OF SGRAFFITO

Sgraffito  is Italian for ‘scratches’ Sgraffito has been used on walls in Europe since classical times, and it was common in Italy in the 16th century and is the technique of applying decoration to buildings ​The designs were mainly in two colours, black background and white surface plaster/cement . Only sections of the wall that could… Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT THE ANCIENT ART OF SGRAFFITO

THE ART OF SCAGLIOLA

Scagliola (from the Italian scaglia, meaning “chips”) This is a technique for producing stucco columns, sculptures, and other architectural elements that resemble marble and semi-precious stones. The Scagliola technique came into fashion in 17th-century Tuscany as an effective substitute for costly marble The difference between marble and scagliola can be established by feeling the surface –… Continue reading THE ART OF SCAGLIOLA