Norman Jewson Plasterwork at Cotswold Farm, modeled in 1926.
A collection of Arts & Crafts plasterwork -
Cast from original moulds and patterns designed and modeled by Ernest Gimson and Norman Jewson.
Some modeled the initial designs in clay, others with wet plaster and others carved them in wood, either way a mould was then taken so that it could be reproduced by casting. Once dry the casts could be fixed to walls, ceilings and used to disguise beams, the joints made good afterwards with more plaster. In some instances the designs were subtly coloured using water based paints.
This was one craft actually practiced by Ernest Gimson, modeling the designs in wet plaster with his finger, creating the essence of the wildlife he was portraying in a free and easy style. He worked with G P Bankart on many commissions and later taught Norman Jewson, initially by sending him out each day to make studies of plants and other wildlife, adapting the essential characteristics required for this craft and for formal patternwork.
In 1911 Norman Jewson married Ernest Barnsley's daughter Mary, converting Bachelors Court in Sapperton, Glos,
Also in 1925-1926 he purchased and undertook the saving from dereliction, and repair of Owlpen Manor, Glos,
Owlpen and Rodmarton Manors are both open to the public where you can see the plaster and leadwork in-situ. There are also examples of plasterwork at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, including one of George Jacks Seagulls, Ernest Gimson's Oak frieze and several of Norman Jewsons designs.
A collection of Arts & Crafts plasterwork - Cast from original moulds and patterns, designed and modeled by Ernest Gimson and Norman Jewson.
All casts can be supplied with hanging hooks for easy display.
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