American Clay Elegant Earth Plasters Debut in Famed Kips Bay Design House & 2nd DC Deign House

AmericanClayLogo-HorzAlbuquerque, NM (April 2009) – Spring brings designer show house season, and American Clay Earth Plasters make their premiere in two top-rated houses this week.  In New York, Kips Bay 2009 Decorator Show House has its grand opening event on April 16, while the 2nd Annual D.C. Design House’s opening is April 18.  In both, forward-thinking designers have selected to use American Clay’s award-winning, all-natural earth plasters produced by American Clay Enterprises, Inc.  The six-year old company has changed how people look at walls, especially what a ‘green’, all natural finish can provide.

Kips Bay, called “an annual rite of passage for A-list designers” byInterior Design, will feature a third floor bathroom with American Clay’s Porcelina finish in Sugarloaf White on the walls and ceilings.  The room is designed by Andrew Flesher of  GunkelmanFlesher Interior Design, and Hyde-Park Mouldings provided the American Clay application.  “It really adds a beautiful dimension you can’t get with paint,” observes Flesher.  “The Sugarloaf white is just a beautiful, soft warm color.  And there’s something very calming about the room; the clay adds a magical quality.  From a practical side, too, it is so easy to work with, and repair if needed.”

For the D.C. Design House designer Susan Thompson of Susan Thompson Interior Design, LLC, selected American Clay’s Loma finish in Havasu color for the house’s kitchen walls..  Local artisan installer Cherlyn H.T. Jones applied the American Clay plaster finish.  She is also currently working on an embassy, and just finished an elementary school with the plaster.  After the showhouse closes, the house will be used as a church’s rectory in the Georgetown area.  The house is a fine example of period architecture from the mid 1800s.  American Clay is often selected for restoration projects due to its pure qualities.

The plasters can significantly help change indoor air quality; they can contribute up to seven LEED points. There is no off-gassing nor inherent waste on-site.  The plaster is non-flammable, gives additional masonry mass in rooms, resists mold growth, absorbs sound, and repairs/cleans easily.  The plasters provide unlimited textures, are sensual to the touch, and work with any architectural style.

Related links:  http://kipsbay.org/showhouse.html

http://www.dcdesignhouse.com/

http://www.gunkelmanflesher.com/ 

http://www.hyde-park.com

http://www.amicusgreen.com, and cherlynj@earthlink.net 

ABOUT AMERICAN CLAY ENTERPRISES, LLC: American Clay produces patented, award-winning, all-natural interior wall finishing products.  Their Earth Plasters and the commercial ENJARRE single coat plaster are a unique combination of clays, aggregates and natural pigments that offer builders and consumers a natural and elegant option. There is no off-gassing nor inherent waste on-site.  The plasters contain zero VOCs, are non-flammable, are mold resisting (without toxic fungicides), absorb odors, provide temperature and humidity buffering, repair/clean easily and come in recyclable packaging. American Clay, with an extremely low carbon footprint, is uniquely manufactured in and made of materials found in the U.S. American Clay Enterprises, Inc., is based in Albuquerque, NM, and its products are patent pending.  The product and various workshops are available through their New Mexico office or through one of the growing number of retailers and distributors across the U.S.  The website, www.americanclay.com, offers information on products, ordering, technical specifications, product application and additional resources and links. U.S. PAT No. 7,485,186 B2

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