By theresa, Feb 3 2016 04:22PM
What I appeals to me about being a decorative artist is that you never stop learning and challenging yourself. I have just spent my weekend training with Jo Poulton at www.paintschool.co.uk . Jo has many years as a practitioner of Venetian Decorative Plaster, which she studied in Venice itself. She is an enthusiastic and effective teacher and in no time at all it seemed we had achieved our first finish, albeit of a more fragile nature than our more robust results we were to do the next day.
There were six of us, unusually, all with a view to use this skill in our work. This was great as Jo’s teaching stepped up a notch as she dropped useful nuggets of wisdom about working practice.
This is a finish that can be used in a variety of environments as it is so versatile. It can be almost any colour or depth of movement. Some plasters can be used outside as well as inside, shower areas, swimming pool ceilings and walls. It is environmentally desirable as it is made out of marble dust and lime, and can be used in a mat or highly polished manner.
Though I am immensely pleased with my first seven samples, I know there is much more playing and learning to be done. One happy creative.