Will a plaster decoration suit my style?
From whimsical cherubs to the gravitas of entrance columns, from stately fireplace surrounds to romantic ceiling medallions, the designs of ornamental moulding and the craft of ornamental plaster has withstood the test of time.
Column and Crown is dedicated to the timeless art of plaster architectural decor. We provide crown moulding, medallions, corbels, columns and other decorative and sculptural elements for your designs.
Do you provide custom products?
All of our products can be customized. We sculpt originals and make our own moulds. Many unique profiles can be replaced with plaster rather than wood, plastic, cardboard or other materials. Restorations and duplications can be made from your original pieces to create consistent elements throughout your design.
How strong is a plaster ornament?
All castings are handmade with exceptional quality plaster and gypsum composition, then reinforced with glass fibre. Each piece is unique, consistent with the handmade character of plaster moulding. Historically burlap and other materials have been used to strengthen the plaster, but they added weight and are vulnerable to water damage. Glass fibre is embedded in the plaster creates a strong, lightweight product that is easy to cut and handle.
Where can I use these products?
Plaster ornaments may be installed onto any interior drywall, plaster or wood surface, using plaster, ceramic adhesives or white glue. We also provide castings in concrete or Winterstone for exterior use, creating unlimited possibilities for making your design inspirations come to fruition.
As an natural, smoke-proof, fire-proof, inert and non-toxic material, plaster decor is ideal for commercial applications and meets any building code requirements, as well as giving you peace of mind.
How do I finish and attach a plaster ornament?
Some large, heavier ornaments may require the use of screws in counter-sunk holes, which are then filled with plaster.
Plaster can be finished with oil paint, latex paint, stains, gold leaf or any other medium.
Are there imperfections in the ornaments?
Each piece is cast by hand, creating a slightly unique ornament with each iteration. It’s normal to see small bubbles and imperfections on each piece, giving it a authentic patina of an ancient craft. Paint and other finishes can fill these hallmarks; using a light coating will preserve their handcrafted appearance.