Since developing a keen interest in design during his primary degree at the University of Limerick and having also worked with plaster for over 20 years, Paul and his team have been commissioned to work on some of Ireland’s most historic and iconic buildings.
Paul has now decided to bring out a range of his own Plaster Sculptures called Stuccoettes.
Paul has completed various courses including a sculpturing course in National College of Art and Design in Ireland and a mould making course in Italy.
Stuccoettes are sculptures made from plaster that hang on a wall. They are uniquely designed by Paul Griffin and made in Ireland
Where did the name Stuccoette come from?
During the 18th and 19th century Dublin was commonly regarded as the second city of the British Empire and during this period Dublin went through a golden age of fine building. Using hand modelling and mould making many of the ceilings and cornicing in these prestige’s buildings were decorated with beautiful Plaster Sculptures in-situ crafted by Stuccodores and a lot of the enrichments from this period would have “ette” at the end their name such as Flowerette and Rosette.
Paul and his team have worked on numerous of these buildings from Trinity College to The National Art Gallery restoring some of this beautiful plasterwork.
Stuccoette combines “Stuccodore” and “Ette” showing respect to the past but also brings the plaster sculptures into the 21st century.