Venetian Plaster Applicator of the Month
Once a month the School of Italian Plasters will showcase
a new Venetian Plaster applicator.
Bella Casa in Memphis, TN
1702 Overton Park
Phone: (901) 276-9027
A passion for plaster -- this phrase best describes why I do what
I do. I have a degree in Residential Interior Design, have worked
as an interior designer, and then as a buyer for a museum store.
I discovered an art form that perfectly suited my talents and prior
experience. I trained at the School of Italian Plasters in the United
States, and then at the Safra Studios in Verona, Italy.
My experience in Italy was invaluable. There I learned the science
and history behind each plaster and watched and performed age-old
application techniques. Seeing the colors and textures of the plasters
in Venice, the aging beauty of the Verona plasters, and the long-lasting
magnificence of the frescos in Mantua spurred the imagination and
left me with a greater understanding of this art form.
Combining the best quality plasters with excellent training and
adding a passion for the art form makes for the perfect combination.
Using walls as my palette and plaster my medium I work with my clients
to develop finishes that bring their vision to fruition.