The sample shop at Clayworks is a celebration of everything that is aesthetically unique (and possible) with clay plasters, where their team experiment and mix new and custom finishes for clients internationally. “We can play with depth, colour, texture and pattern – the possibilities are endless”, says Weismann.
Classic options range from Smooth, which has a fine finish, cloudy tone and produces beautifully textured walls, to Rustic, which is rich in character and tonal variation, with varying degrees of coarseness.
Their rammed earth finish, recently used at home goods store, Fellow on Abbott Kinney in Los Angeles, recreates an ancient building technique. This surface material feels raw and monolithic, with textured layers stacked to form bands of different hues. Applied at a depth of around 3/8”, it also contributes to the performance of the building fabric – softening acoustics and thermal variations, moisture control and breathability.
Thank you to Clayworks for the inspiring visit. We’ve included a few homes, stores and wellness spas that showcase their products here.