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George Jackson and Sons - Architectural Ornamentalists Saturday 21 September: 1400-1500
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 George Jackson and Sons - Architectural Ornamentalists

The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1EH
Visit our small exhibition about the firm of George Jackson & Sons Ltd.

In 1780 craftsman George Jackson founded the company George Jackson & Sons Ltd. This London based firm was dedicated to the production of decorative plaster ornament.

Jackson and Sons were instrumental in revolutionising the way in which relief decoration was created. They introduced the use of composition plaster into England, which was formed using wooden moulds and meant that the work could be prefabricated as opposed to created on site, which had meant extreme discomfort to the workers in the past. The company also introduced the use of fibrous plaster into England, which was particularly suitable for ceilings, cornices and large ornaments.

Jacksons also produced work in papier-mache, carton pierre, cement and carved wood. In fact, the company also had a wood-carving workshop where they produced decorative woodwork and relief ornaments for items such as chimney pieces.

One hundred years ago, Jackson's were, without doubt, the country's greatest architectural ornamentalists. Today, the portion of the Jackson archive held at The Regency Town House is undergoing 3D scanning, in collaboration with a team from the University of Brighton. Come along and discover what's happening and why.
● Saturday 21 September: 1400-1500

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