Clayworks Rustic clay plaster finish

Clayworks natural clay plasters offer a variety of interior finishes

Dezeen promotion: UK brand Clayworks has created a range of natural clay plasters to achieve a smooth, rustic, or rammed earth appearance across interior surfaces.

Presented as part of Dezeen Showroom last year, the Clayworks series of natural and sustainable products can be used to add visual intrigue for residential or commercial interiors.

Clayworks Smooth clay plaster finish
Clayworks' range of natural plaster finishes includes Smooth, used in this London house extension by Magri Williams Architects

All of the Cornwall-based company's plasters are created by mixing unfired clays with minerals and pigments, resulting in a variety of breathable finishes for interior walls and ceilings.

The high-performance clay plasters offer an alternative to gypsum plasters or paints, and help to regulate humidity, and absorb toxins and odours.

Clayworks Smooth clay plaster finish
The Smooth finish has a cloudy tone and seamless appearance, available in neutral and earthy hues

Among the brand's selection of Classic finish options is Smooth, which has a cloudy tone and seamless appearance available in neutral and earthy hues.

It was used in a London house extension by Magri Williams Architects, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Don't Move, Improve! award.

Clayworks Smooth clay plaster finish
The high-performance clay plasters are suitable for residential and commercial interiors

Clayworks' Rustic finish has a rugged texture that adds depth to surfaces and varies depending on the application method.

Using the right tools, the plaster can be applied to mimic different types of stone or concrete.

Clayworks Rustic clay plaster finish
Clayworks' Rustic finish has a more rugged texture, as seen in this UAE cafe

The Rustic finish can be seen in Snøhetta's Aesop store in London's Chelsea neighbourhood and at the skincare brand's White City outpost, as well as inside a cafe in the UAE.

Clayworks Rammed Earth clay plaster finish
Among the company's Custom finish range is Rammed Earth, which covers walls at London's Gaucho restaurant

Clayworks also offers a range of Custom finishes, including Rammed Earth. This recreates the effect of an ancient building technique, with textured layers stacked to form bands of different hues.

Rammed Earth wall coverings feature in London's Gaucho restaurant, adding rich tonal variation to the bar areas.

Clayworks Rammed Earth clay plaster finish
The Rammed Earth finish is applied to recreate the layers formed by an ancient building technique

Clayworks is committed to ensuring that its products are environmentally friendly, with low embodied carbon, and the ability to recycle or compost the plasters if necessary.

The company was founded by Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce, who have travelled the world researching different applications of clay as a building material, and published two books that explore the topic in detail.

More information about the company and its products can be found on the Clayworks website.

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