Esme Walker - Heritage Plasterer

Esme holding a maquette
Esme holding a maquette

 

Esme Walker has been a traditional lime plasterer since her mid-20s. After initially starting out as a town planner, she opted for a more practical life and developed a love of lime through an internship with a stone mason in Mallorca.

This skill later grew into a business for her in the more remote parts of North West Wales before going on to win a place on the Building Crafts Program provided by the Prince’s Foundation. She has been plastering ever since on conservation projects and new builds alike, and firmly believes in the place of lime in new buildings.