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Hawk & Trowel is a professional publication that focuses on the achievements and needs of drywall and plastering contractors. It features insightful stories and inspiring photos that celebrate quality workmanship and innovative methods. From wall and ceiling design and construction to innovative and traditional finish applications, Hawk & Trowel will equip artisans with the tools and information they need to succeed.

Archived: Spring 2008 >

Hawk & Trowel Magazine | Spring 2009
Hawk & Trowel, Vol 1, No 2

Raised Venetian-plaster stencil work created with a pattern from
Graphetto LLC. This stencil design is 2 feet by 2 feet in size.

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Photo courtesy of Graphetto LLC
Venetian Plaster
The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.
Las Vegas, meet Beverly Hills: KHS&S Contractors brought a touch of California tradition to Venetian plaster installations and other work in the lobby and casino areas of this massive funplex.
by Robert S. Johnson
Greener Plasters
Drywall Dust Control
The tiny particles that are a by-product of drywall finishing pose a big health risk. Luckily, there are ways to keep workers breathing easy.
by Elizabeth Gillette
The Paramount on Lake Eola, Olrando, Fla.
Plaster Stencils
When using these time-honored tools and techniques, there's more than one way to make a good impression.
by Chris Mayo
How to repair historic plaster
by Rory Brennan
Myron Ferguson
Building the best arches and curves
by Myron R. Ferguson
Robin Raymer
Ornamental considerations
by Robin Raymer, The Plaster Man
Stilts and portable scaffolds
X Hits the Spot

The Plaster Zone >
Ornamental considerations
by Robin Raymer

The Preservation Plasterer >
How to repair historic plaster
by Rory Brennan

That Drywall Guy >
Building the best arches and curves
by Myron Ferguson