About

John Byrne, Artisan Lime Plasterer.

Why Artisan?   An Artisan is a skilled craft worker who produces things in traditional ways using traditional ingredients and methods often by hand. I mix my own plaster recipes, use horse hair from local horses and even make some of my own tools.

Plastering  and Rendering – on lath, board, masonry and cob. New lime plasters and renders, repairs to existing lime plaster surfaces, over skimming.

  • Cob repair – conservative repair of cob walls.
  • Solutions for dealing with Damp and salty walls.
  • Cornices and Decorative plaster work  – repair and creation.
  • Limewash – applied or supplied, tinted to customers preference.
  • Pointing
  • Stone repair
  • Specialist finishing plaster
  • Advice and consultation
  • Training

Based in Appledore, North Devon.

Repairing & Conserving old Buildings and Walls since 1989.

4 Responses to About

  1. kevin woods says:

    hi john,hope you are well. the website and your journal are really impressive,still getting lots of interesting work i see. those stacks on your holiday look like fun. i might even have a go one day! im keeping busy too and its all limework mostly now! i also do limework days for the yorkshire dales national park,for historic property home owners once a year. i have taken on an apprentice and he is doing well. take care.best regards kevin.

  2. David King says:

    Hi John, We spoke briefly earlier re courses. I’m currently a dry stone waller/landscaper & have done lime pointing. Currently re-building a jointed stone wall with lime & enjoying working with the material would like to learn more.

    Kind regards
    David King

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