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Churches of Charleston

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One of my favorite cities in all the world is Charleston, SC and any Historic Preservationist can easily tell why.  Charleston was the first city, town, municipality…really first anything ever to create a… Continue reading

a mid-august getaway

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I know I’ve mentioned this a time or two before, but I am always amazed by the uniqueness of the Texture, Light, and Color of each city.  Different seasons present different opportunities and… Continue reading

crackle

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A new finish I’ve been working on for some of my pieces.  Definitely did not achieve the look I was going for the first few times around but finally started to develop an… Continue reading

The Realm of Plaster

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History has always fascinated me. And always will.  So it is no surprise that every day my fascination with plaster grows.  The history and art and skill that surrounds this material is long… Continue reading

the redwoods: the magnificence of the past

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Images by A.W. Ericson, Swedish photographer working during the  late 1800s/early 1900s. From the Ericson Collection: Humbolt State University Library.

for the love of books

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So last week it was Christmas here at Master of Plaster.  We were sent 3 different boxes of books dating all the way from the early 1800’s from an individual who used to… Continue reading

ALLSAINTS SPITAFIELDS

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Allsaints is my goto store. Always and forever.  Characterized by somber colors and outrageous cuts and diagonals, this company always gets it right when it comes to the feminine form and the desirable… Continue reading

The Boston Public

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Boston, MA.  What more can you really say to describe the grandeur of this city?  The city of Fenway and the RedSox.  The city of infamous tea parties. Of high society and social… Continue reading

Columbia City Hall Council Chambers

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Right now we are restoring the Council Chambers of Columbia’s City Hall.  Built in 1870, the structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 19th, 1973.  Designed by Alfred… Continue reading