This past Saturday we held a workshop called Masonry with Larry Vance: Tuckpointing in Historic Homes: Mortar and Materials. Larry Vance is a skilled mason and the owner of Historic Masonry Restoration. Vance showed our attendees how he is currently maintaining and restoring the brick and mortar at the Reese-Peters House, as well as giving them tips on how to maintain and restore their own historic homes. Andy Vernoff of Ohio History Connection said, "Not having the construction background that other participants had, I enjoyed Larry Vance’s workshop because it introduced me to terminology that masons use. The workshop was even more valuable because it pretty plainly communicated what one should do to repair vintage brick structures and what one should NOT do. I don’t expect that I’ll be a mason, but the workshop will make me a better judge when I evaluate repointing projects to historic buildings."
If you missed out on this workshop, there is still time to get in on the action. We will be having plenty of exciting and educational workshops throughout the summer. Check our website under the Program, Classes, and Events tab for more details and to sign up!
The Staff of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio contribute to this blog.