Venetian Plaster is a technique which refers to a polished plaster application, a specialized finish treatment originally mastered by the craftsmen of Venice, Italy. Venetian plaster consists of slacked lime stone, marble dust and marble chips. True to tradition, Venetian plasters applications consist of many layers that have been hand-applied by trowel and then burnished. It’s the burnishing that gives the surface a rich shine and marble-like texture. In the hands of a skilled professional Cunningham Design Studios’ applicator, it is simply stunning.