Posted 21st February 2020
The St Blaise Years
St Blaise had assembled a team of craftsmen at the forefront of the lime revival at a time when knowledge of traditional lime techniques was undergoing a renaissance. Peter Ellis, a Project Manager at St Blaise with a background in the conservation of paintings became responsible for Rose of Jericho at St Blaise in 1992.
A period of study and investigation followed. Lime was slaked and lime putty matured in pits. Historic mortars and paints analysed, traditional paint recipes researched and sources of historic pigments identified. Sands, aggregates and pozzolanic materials assessed.