Historic Plasterwork

Historic Plasterwork

Join us in learning about historic plasterwork!

Venue: Room LT2, Dalhousie Building (corner of Old Hawkhill and Hunter Street), University of Dundee, DD1 4EN
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Cost: Free

Arranged by the AHSS Tayside & East Fife Group; Dundee Historic Environment Trust and the University of Dundee postgraduate programmes in architectural conservation.

Techniques of historic decorative plasterwork in Scotland
Will Napier, chartered building surveyor and heritage consultant, Adams Napier Partnership

Nineteenth century decorative plasterwork
Steven Blench, independent plasterwork historian, conservator and contemporary practitioner – Chalk

Will Napier is a Dundee conservation masters graduate and, as a surveyor, he specialises in the care of historic buildings. His interest in decorative plasterwork dates to an early internship at Leonard Grandison & Son’s unique plasterwork workshops and archive in Peebles. Will’s talk will include an overview of some of Scotland’s remarkable early plasterwork, such as the 1617 ceiling at Kellie Castle.

Steven Blench is a plasterwork historian, with a particular interest in nineteenth century decorative plasterwork. He is also a plasterwork practitioner with his Inverkeithing-based firm Chalk, with skills in restoration, replication and contemporary design work.