Ornamental plaster ring in Baltimore

Here's how we did it:

Swing arm is bolted to the ceiling.

Spacer block prevents clicking..

Metal lath is screwed on for support

It would be embarrassing if this falls off

Lath is scratched with molding plaster and lime.

Voids are filled and arm run a little at a time.

This will make you dizzy

Our ring is shaping up

Meanwhile, the ceiling is white coated and troweled smooth.

I used an old mold template I had for the inner ring

The inner ring was set closer to the ring than the light.

This makes our ring look wider.

Inner ring is shaping up.

Meanwhile, the wall is white coated and troweled smooth.