About Us

The Art of Plaster is a second-generation, family owned business specializing in the restoration or new application of traditional lime, gypsum and clay plasters. We offer plastering of new construction or plastering of previously plastered or painted spaces.

Some of our services include plaster repair, lime washes over stone and brick, water damage repair,  plastering of straw-bale construction, Stucco, Tadelakt, Venetian, Lime, Clay and Gypsum plasters in either a residential or commercial setting.

From tunnels and arches, to found objects, tiles and impressions, we intertwine your narrative into the layers of this timeless art and practice.

Using a selection of natural materials that are a low maintenance, durable, permanent as well as mold and fire resistant, The Art of Plaster will personalize each space to your needs making every room your favorite room.

Rebecca and Jack R.

“We can’t thank you enough for creating our vision.  You knew right from the start what we wanted and executed it beautifully!   From start to finish, the process was forever smooth, always professional, just simply a wonderful experience.   We will be sure to praise your talents to everyone!”

Ceyenne Mease

“Beautiful touch to any home, be it new or restoration. I love the look and more importantly the feel it brings to a home.”

Ed Sancious

“Exquisite is the appropriate word. From concept to execution this is true artistry and craftsmanship.”

Michael Rennie

“Gabe’s plastering work is simply wonderful and we have not seen anything like it.  His work  brings such warmth and humanity to a home. We got to experience his work while we were in the United States. It was so important to us to have that feeling in our house that we shipped Gabe to Australia to do our whole home here on the water in Sydney,  Everybody who comes comments on how special it is.  Gabe himself is a terrific individual to deal with.  A professional in every way.”

Joan Gruver

“Our home was built in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania in 2007. It is situated on a ridge line with a fabulous view. The interior of this mountain home is warm and comfy. One of the most outstanding interior features is the plaster walls done by Gabe Franklin of Artisan Plastering. Gabe is a true artist and the comments made by our guests about the work he did only reiterate that fact. Gabe’s plaster was done in the kitchen (walls and ceiling), great room and hallways. His attention to detail is amazing… His work, professionalism and end product are second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a unique and special look for their home.”

Mike and Ashley B.

“Gabe has created a visually appealing, warm and welcoming area to host guests in our basement. His impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail are unprecedented. We gave him a vision of how we wanted our new bar and plastered walls to look, but he took that small vision and made it into a masterpiece. Mr. Franklin spent several extra hours to make the finished color looked “just right.” We are very pleased with his work and will be calling on his services again in the future.”

Laura Mirsky

“Gabe did a phenomenal job with the plaster on our kitchen walls. They really make the room.”

Mark Rotenberg

“Gabe isn’t a plasterer, he’s an artist!”

John Anthony

“In today’s money-minded, just-a-job world, it is extremely rare to be lucky enough to find a true artisan craftsman. Gabriel Franklin is one of those rarities. His appreciation, passion and skill for his craft far transcend the modern-day standard of quality, an amazing value no matter what the cost. He has built and plastered two of our homes, transforming our living experience into what I call, ‘living in my own little castle.'”

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