Freeman David Winchester APC, MPCG


For over forty four years I have worked in the plastering industry, from apprentice through to college lecturer and international author. In 2010 I was made a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers, and given the freedom of the City of London.

Throughout my working life I have had a passion to gain knowledge and to develop my personal skills, then pass them on to others.

Whilst teaching plastering I discovered that the books that had been written for the plastering trade were written a long time ago and very difficult for the students to understand, so during my recovery from an accident I set about writing my first book Column, Cornices and Curves which was well received and made the craft easier to understand. It was due to the success of this first book that I decided to write two more titles, Plasterwork Decorative Mouldings and Basic Plastering Skills. I also designed, built and run two websites for the plastering trade

Through my demonstrations I intend to show some basic plaster casting techniques of how to make an ornate ceiling rose, and remove some of the myth about the complexity of decorative moulding

My demonstrations will include an introduction to the tools and materials used by the plasterers for making decorative mouldings

I will give a step by step demonstration of how to cast an ornate ceiling rose

I plan to give a further demonstration of how to construct and make panel mouldings, and will be backed up with colourful hand-outs.



The Decades - a nostalgic trip back in time to the 1960's /  70's & 80's


1. Step Back into the 60's


2. Do you remember the 70's


3. A kick up the 80's


4. Music of the 60's


5. From Glam rock to Punk rock the Music of the 70's


6. The Beatles


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