2019 Landmark Lecture - tickets now on sale

Masters of their craft; traditional plastering and the revival of Cobham Dairy

Plastering vaults at Cobham Dairy, Kent

As our rescue of Grade II* Cobham Dairy nears completion, this is a chance to learn more about this enchanting building from some of those most closely involved with its restoration. We are delighted to welcome Master Plasterer, Philip Gaches to describe how he and his team has recreated Wyatt’s challenging plaster vaults, corbels, ceiling bosses and oak leaf clusters that are one of the Dairy’s chief glories.  Anna Keay will join him to explain the history of this most decorative of 18th-century estate buildings, built for feminine retreat and practical leisure. Caroline Stanford will consider architect James Wyatt’s unusual use of Penrhyn slate cladding in imitation of dressed stone at the dairy, a short-lived innovation that we have succeeded in replicating. The evening promises new insights, as we bring Cobham Dairy back to life.

The restoration of Cobham Dairy is generously supported by specialist insurers, Ecclesiastical.
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Date and time:
Tuesday 5 November 2019
The lecture will start at 6.30pm in the magnificent Livery Hall in Goldsmiths' Hall and will last approximately an hour. Drinks will follow in the Drawing Room overflowing into the Exhibition Room where there will be silver and gold ware on display.

Goldsmiths’ Hall is positioned at the junction of Foster Lane and Gresham Street (a few minutes walk from St. Paul's Cathedral).

Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN.

Patrons receive a complimentary ticket.  Please email [email protected] or call 01628 512140 to claim your ticket.

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