Venetian Plaster & American Clay

Elemental and stone-like, we love offering these extremely elegant, architectural finishes.

Syncing beautifully with the Arteriors mission to provide environmentally sustainable decorative art, decorative plaster made with real lime, as well as American Clay, actually improves air quality by “breathing”. Our Venetian Plaster Gallery of projects is below. Scroll down further for more information.

Venetian Plaster and American Clay Project Gallery:

Faux Etched Stone Cement Plaster Specialty Finish

Venetian plaster, applied with an artistic application of Marmorino Venetian, creates an Industrial Chic vibe with concrete Venetian plaster walls.

The Warehouse Kitchen & Bar, Boston, MA

Burnished Venetian Plaster Metallic Wax Specialty Finish

Venetian polished plaster with a sheer gilded color wax, architectural finish wall art, Door 7, Wellesley, MA Taniya Nayak Design

Custom Lime Wash Brick Fireplace Wall Finish 

Brick finishes like a white wash stone exterior can be applied to interior brick walls. Lime white wash is custom pigmented Mussel Shell Blue on Brick Fireplace wall, Private Residence, Interior Design; Kim Macomber Interiors, Coastal Maine

Custom Lime Wash Barn Wall Finish

White wash interior is lime washed in custom tinted layers, Converted Barn Interior, Private Residence, Weston, MA

Custom Faux Stucco Veneziano Plaster Decorative Finish

Venetian stucco finish is both a rustic and sophisticated architectural finish with a Venetian plaster polished surface, Blue Bottle Coffee, Prudential Center, Boston, MA, Architects; Bohlin Celwinski & Jackson


Custom Reflective Venetian Plaster Ceiling Finish

Venetian plaster polished surface architectural finish and high gloss burnished waxed ceiling reflects Seaport harbor, SAVR Restaurant, Boston, MA, Architectural and Hospitality design; Sousa Design Architects

Marmorino  Plaster Specialty Finish Metallic Wax

Venetian plaster is customized in Doe Brown Marmorino Venetian with Metallic Wall Wax Finish, Worcester AC Hotel, Worcester, MA Interior Design; XSS Hotels

Marmorino Plaster With Metallic Wax Custom Finish

Our part faux finish and part Marmorino Venetian Plaster with Metallic Wall Wax on Monumental Staircase reflects the automotive roots of Assembly Row, Monumental Staircase in hotel lobby, The Row Hotel at Asssembly Row Autograph Collection, Somerville, MA, builders; Procon

Faux Cement Venetian Plaster Specialty Finish

Architecture finishes of Concrete Venetian Plaster is applied on Atrium Planters, Draper Labs, Cambridge, MA, Architectural Design; Elkus Manfredi 

Marmarino Plaster With Mica Specialty Finish

Marmorino Venetian Plaster with Mica architecture finish, Redgate, Boston, MA, Architectural Design; Dyer Brown


Venetian Plaster in Burnished and Waxed Veneziano architecture finish, Residential Lobby, Boston, MA, Interior Design; Leslie Saul & Associates

American Clay Specialty Wall Finish

American Clay Finish on fireplace wall has appearance of a Venetian plaster fireplace, private residence, Interior Design; Leslie Saul & Associates 

Custom Marmorino Wall Finish With Gold Accents

Marmorino Venetian Plaster architecture finish with gold leaf accents, private residence, Weston, MA

 Custom Burnished Marmorino Specialty Finish

Venetian Plaster Burnished Marmorino Architecture Finish, Harvard University Lounge & Ballroom, Cambridge, MA, Leslie Saul & Associates


American Clay Residential Custom Wall Finish

American Clay Architecture Finish creates an Organic Chic interior for Residential great room, Private residence, Wellesley, MA


Burnished Veneziano Plaster Wall Finish

Blue Venetian Plaster is burnished and waxed, APC Headquarters, Topsfield, MA

 Custom Faux Cement Plaster Fireplace Finish

Venetian Plaster Concrete look made with Marmorino Venetian Plaster, Private Coastal Home, Chebeague Island, ME

Custom American Clay Accent Wall Finish

American Clay Green building material architecture finish provides LEED points, Dassault Systemes, Waltham, MA

 Artistic Stucco Venetian Plaster

Artistic Venetian Stucco Veneziano and faux painting mixed media wall finish creates a Coastal Interior Design, Cape Cod private residence

Custom Rustic Glam Venetian Plaster Fireplace Finish

Rustic Glam Venetian Plaster Fireplace created with Marmorino Stucco Veneziano, Private Residence, Sudbury, MA


Natural lime plasters and American Clay have these uncommon environmental benefits:

  • Regulates humidity.
  • Anti-bacterial.
  • Mold and mildew resistant.
  • Insulating properties.
  • Zero VOC’s.
  • 100% non toxic.
  • Non-polluting after-life.
  • Adds LEED points to building projects.

Arteriors is a certified applicator of American Clay and we have many years of experience in Venetian plaster application. Our  expertise is sought after by internationally known Architects and Designers because of our ability to provide minute adjustments in color or texture to create a customized natural finish and achieve your perfect look.

Decorative Plasters such as Marmorino and Veneziano, and the types of American Clay finishes such as: Loma, Marittimo, and Porcelina are the ideal choice for contemporary or traditional interiors. We have also developed our own artistic veneers such as Poured Concrete and Etched Stone that have become popular alternatives for Urban Chic Design.

Both Stucco Veneziano (the original name for Venetian plaster) and American Clay finishes can be stenciled to create embossed patterns and reliefs. They also can be painted with liquefied pigments to create a fresco-like appearance.


This gorgeous architectural finish made from natural ingredients has been around for centuries. In fact, Venetian plaster got its name from the Italian city of Venice. It was invented to replicate marble as a solution for using a lighter weight material in a city that was built on water!

Venetian plaster transcends trendiness and is commonly used in homes and businesses across Europe. About 20 years ago, it has emerged in the U.S. to become a top choice for Hospitality venues and the Interior Design Industry.

Venetian plaster is aesthetically appealing on many levels. Slaked limestone, marble dust, sand and natural pigments from minerals are the key ingredients that contribute to its elemental natural beauty.

Decorative Plaster Applications

  • Burnished “Polished Stone” Venetian Plaster
  • Arteriors’ “Etched Stone” Artistic Finish
  • Marmorino Porous Venetian Plaster
  • Stucco

Arteriors’ Venetian Plaster Projects

  • The Warehouse Bar and Grille, Boston, MA
  • Shreve Crump & Low, Boston, MA
  • Junior League Designer Showhouse 2012, Newton, MA
  • Janez Design, Framingham, MA
  • Anjelica’s Restaurant, Sea Bright, NJ
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, MA
  • Residences in Boston, Falmouth, Wellesley and Weston, MA


American Clay is the ultimate in Green Chic! The best description we’ve heard for a space clad in organic American Clay is sensual luxury. There is a different feeling one gets that is the result of the breathability of the clay based material. Humidity and temperature is regulated, and sounds are made softer because of the cellular structure of the clay. Like traditional Venetian plaster, air quality is improved because of the non-toxic, organic materials.

American Clay design possibilities

  • Porcelina™ burnished finish.
  • Loma – Adobe like finish.
  • Marittimo – rustic finish.
  • Cement like finish.
  • Mica imbedded surface.
  • Raised stencils.
  • Lime washed.
  • Hard Trowel for a smooth feel.
  • Float Trowel for an Adobe look.
  • Skip Trowel for a stucco multi-layered affect.
  • Sponged for a suede-like finish.

Manufactured in Albuquerque, New Mexico, American Clay is a gorgeous, environmentally superior and sustainable product. As certified applicators of American Clay, our intentions are to promote this healthy and creative solution for residential and commercial spaces and bring more awareness to the great possibilities for healthier environments.

Arteriors’ American Clay projects include:

  • Dassault Systèmes corporate headquarters, Waltham, MA
  • Brightcove, Cambridge, MA
  • Residences in Hingham, Sudbury, and Cambridge, MA

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