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The Magic of Scagliola with David Hayles: A Hands-On Workshop

  • April 17, 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • April 19, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • 306 Wilcox Road, Oxford, NY
  • 1


  • Inlcudes hands-on workshop with all materials provided.

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Before David Hayles leaves on his around the world two year bicycle tour he will be offering a three day hands-on workshop on scagliola at The Scagliola Research Centre in Oxford, New York.  David will work with participants to further their understanding of the production and maintenance of both traditional and modern scagliola. Scagliola is gypsum plaster, warm water, glue, and different pigments that are mixed to create a finish that can be polished to resemble an artificial marble.  It can be seen around the world in castles, theaters, courthouses, churches, and federal buildings as panels and columns.

David has been experimenting and practicing the art of scagliola since the 1960s and established Hayles and Howe in 1978 in Bristol, England. He is known as one of the leading experts in scagliola, is a greatly loved presenter in the preservation trades, and was the recipient of the 2015 Askins Award. In the last few years he has published The Magic of Scagliola and Confessions of an Ornamental Plaster.

Workshop will be taking place at Beaver Palace Studios which is the studio and farm that David and his lovely wife Angelique have built over the last two decades. They have built their home, studio, workshop, walls, and koi pond with a mixture of traditional methods and the reuse of modern materials. The workshop will be held under a tent to allow for work space for all the participants.  This workshop is a once in a lifetime experience by learning from David at his home the craft that he has spent decades mastering.

The size of the workshop is limited to allow for one on one instruction with David and at the end of the workshop participants will have pieces they have worked on during the workshop to take home with them. Participants will be able to finish up projects on Friday morning if needed. It is strongly recommended that you register early to reserve your spot. There will be no additional spots offered to allow for as much individual instruction as possible.


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