The Basics of Ornamental Plasterwork Workshop

Look Up! Don’t Miss the Ornaments Above You!

Learn about ornamental plaster in historic buildings. This presentation will cover recent ornamental plaster restoration projects done by our speaker, Terry Wullenweber. Terry will show the problem-solving techniques he uses and the tools and equipment needed to restore plaster. The program will also include methods for mold-making, pouring molds, and creating large ornamental medallions that will be displayed and demonstrated. Participants can try pouring small ornaments for “make-and-take” and try their hand at a bench run cornice.

Terry Wullenweber, third-generation plasterer and owner of Wullenweber & Sons, Plastering of Milan, IN, has owned and operated the family-owned business since 1972. Terry has devoted his life to specializing in Decorative, Ornamental, Conventional, and Veneer Plaster coatings. Much of his work can be seen on the interiors of Indiana State Museum Sites around the state. Quite notably, the most intricate of these is the Culbertson Mansion restoration project in New Albany, IN.


  • Members: $28
  • Non-Members: $30

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