I have just finished an overmantel which I modelled freehand in lime plaster. Also around the same room I modelled a series of panels all inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry.
The picture seems to have uploaded as a tiny image so I will also put a link to my Facebook page where there is a bigger picture and plenty of other pictures of my work.
This freehand modelling in lime is called PARGETING and it is mostly found in East Anglia. If you want to know more about how it is done, then look at the Plasterers News website to see the first two sections of a four part article whch I am writing about Pargeting.