Venetian Plaster" or "Italian Plaster"
usually refers to a polished plaster, either lime or
resin. In Italy, the term "Venetian Plaster" is not
used; the plasters are called "Decorative Stuccos".
Many people call them faux finish, but because these
are true plasters, not faux, they should be
referred to as Italian Plaster, Venetian Plaster or
Adding to the
skills of historic American plasters, Jim has
expanded into the tradition of Italian plaster
applying true Venetian plaster where many have
attempted to duplicate this look through faux
The following are a
few examples of his work. Click on the picture
to enlarge the image.