I heard an interesting program on NPR this morning about an environmentally friendly wall plaster manufactured in my very own home state of New Mexico. The radio show talked about how back in the good olâ€™ days of the Spanish Conquest, people here in the great Southwest used natural clays and other materials as a sort of plaster for their homes. (I imagine the Spanish stole this idea from the indigenous peoples of this region.) Nowadays, we have the technology to improve on this technique while using these natural materials for an eco-friendly building material. American Clay is the company, and hereâ€™s their pitch!
American Clay Natural Earth Plasters bring the appealing finishes of Nature to your Home, Office, School, Business, anywhere you want to add healthful beauty to your interior walls and ceilings. Manufactured in and using materials from the United States, American Clay uses natural clays, recycled and reclaimed aggregates, and vibrant natural pigments in each of our three beautiful finishes: LOMA, PORCELINA, and MARITTIMO.
You don’t have to be a conquistador to love natural plasters!