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Plaster

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Plaster is a ubiquitous material which often goes unnoticed. It can be found on ceilings, molding and even cornices. And yet, this inspiring multi-purpose material boasts tremendous creative potential.

 

Florent Linker commented: "One of the things that immediately struck me about a plaster workshop is the prevailing silence."

Plaster does not require noisy, high-tech machines. Plaster offers an endless world of possibilities: all you need is some gypsum, water and a few basic tools. This is why plaster was one of the first materials used by Garnier & Linker in their own workshop. There, it can produce molds, models and finished pieces.

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"I would be happiest living in a world of plaster."
Michel Tournier, La Goutte d'Or

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What's more, plaster is often considered a low-end material, as illustrated by stucco replicas of statues used in art school classes. Without question, plaster can be found all-over. Nonetheless, its transformation requires know-how and all the subtleties of technical craftsmanship.

For Garnier & Linker, plaster is a direct cousin of bronze. Together, these materials provide formal freedom and textural interplay albeit with an exclusively monochrome interpretation in the case of plaster.