I trained as a plasterer, worked as a conservation plasterer and then learned to do freehand modelling on the Mastro (master craftsman) course in San Servolo, Venice with the support of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.
In 2002 I started my business in Suffolk, England creating new pargets and conserving old plaster.
I am a qualified plasterer and plaster conservator and I offer
Planning reports and heritage statements
Conservation of ornamental and historically important plaster work
Run and spun plaster work such as cornices and arches
I charge 35 GBP an hour from my door, plus materials and travel at cost. For reasonably straightforward pargets I can give you a fixed price if you prefer.
For 50 GBP plus travel, I give a Photoshop illustrated talk on pargeting, covering subjects like the history of pargeting, types of pargeting and materials used.
Please feel free to contact me for free advice.
My illustrious students worked assiduously for a few minutes before realising that parget is remarkably like making mud pies.