Limeplastering workshop in Ahipara – coming soon!

Think visually of Mediterranean style internal lime plastering. A beautiful lime plaster has many benefits, for example it’s healthy, non toxic, sustainable, tactile and helps regulate moisture in a room.

Experienced limeplasterer Stephen Moller of Limewave will be up in the Far North for the weekend 15-17th September teaching this heritage skill.

The main workshop is on the Saturday, however there will be an opportunity on the Friday evening for a presentation on the background and it’s uses, and to continue with doing practical work on the Sunday morning. The cost is $50 including tea & coffee, bring your own lunch. Booking is essential as there are limited places available – email us on to secure your place. A Facebook event has been created where any updates will be posted.

This centuries old technique uses natural ingredients. We have suitable limestone here in Aotearoa NZ to use as a base, the source of all the ingredients is known as is how they are processed. The plaster is made to purpose each time for the job it is required for. A diverse range of finishes can be created, including waterproof, being alkaline in nature it inhibits mould. Limeplaster works on a variety of surfaces including gib/gyp board, masonry and woodwork. The practical side of the workshop will mostly give participants an opportunity to plaster rammed earth walls.

As Stephen puts it “I’m passionate about bring a layer of natural beauty to space”, and who can argue with that?! He learned his skills at ‘Fein Raum’ in Switzerland, where he made this documentary (in Swiss German with English subtitles) that covers the philosophy and practicalities behind how they chose the right colours and finishes for a space to make it works best for those using it.




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