Prior to the widespread use of gypsum board, sheetrock, or drywall, plaster was the primary interior finishing material for creating even surfaces on walls and ceilings. Plaster is also widely used for three-dimensional decorations, including trim and moldings, as well as elaborate shapes cast from molds, such as rosettes, medallions, cartouches, urns, and figural sculptures. Plaster ornaments are common in historic buildings, contributing to dignified and uplifting environments in civic and religious structures, evocative and impressive settings for luxury residences, as well as flamboyant and fantastical spaces in movie palaces and theaters.
Today, many plaster contractors or firms regarded plaster as a luxury finish for new construction, with specialty finishes such as Venetian plaster gaining renewed appreciation as a contemporary finish in hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings, retail environments, and residences.
Our plaster restoration services include the preservation of existing, historic plaster, as well as the design, fabrication, and installation of new plaster and ornaments. In our plaster studios in New York and Los Angeles we employ a cross-disciplinary group of plaster artisans and craftspeople, trained in traditional sculpture, mold making, and casting techniques. We design, fabricate, and implement any type of plasterwork, including architectural sculpture, bas relief, Venetian plaster, and scagliola.
PLASTER: DESIGN, RESTORATION & HISTORIC CONSERVATION
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