Different types of mouldings
Fibrous plaster is a supple material made of plaster of Paris and plant fibres. To give fibrous plaster the desired shape, the material is applied to moulds made of different compositions.
Ornamental plasterers use different types of moulds for their creations in fibrous plaster. Different moulds are used for classic fibrous plaster and contemporary fibrous plaster. The choice of mould is mainly determined by the complexity of the details and the size of the piece.
Characteristics and uses
With this type of mould, you can make almost anything (cornices, mouldings, roses, smooth columns, vaulting, curved ceilings, etc.)
However, these moulds are fairly fragile and are only utilized for small series.
They are often “temporary” moulds intended for use on a single project.
They are reserved for large series of pieces of limited dimensions, most often cornices.
By definition, these moulds are supple and need to be stiffened by means of a plaster or resin shell, for example, in order to prevent any deformation while casting the mould. Ornamental plasterers use them for small or large series of cornices, mouldings, roses and statuary.
The fibrous plaster pieces are then made directly on the plexiglass sheets.
Discover our reproduction of pediments made of Vieujot plaster at Château de la Brigandière. Here, fibrous plaster is put to work preserving architectural heritage.
Cornices made of fibrous plaster are an aesthetic asset for interior décor. Bespoke creation or reproduction for ceiling ornamentation.
A look at the refurbishment of the Montélimar Theatre, built by Emile Loubet in 1885. An architectural monument with a new interior décor featuring clean, elegant lines.