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Applicator of the Year 2023

Thank you to our 2022 winners and congratulations to our 2023 winners!

We are extremely thrilled to continue our Applicator of the Year Program into the new year, it is important to Calce Company to showcase the artistic and professional abilities of Applicators in the industry that should not go unnoticed. This year was no different, as there have been some sensational work decked out in Decorative Finishes. Therefore, it was a difficult choice to crown the Applicators for 2023.

Now the wait is over to announce our new winners.

Our NSW winner is...

Dope Deco

Who is Dope Deco?

Since landing in Australia in 2016, British lad Adam Slaughter has quickly made a name for himself as the go-to guy for specialty applications. Under the banner of Dope Deco, Adam has collaborated with some of Sydney’s most innovative designers and architects, calling on traditional techniques and modern application styles to deliver on their design vision. Adam loves working with Calce Company’s extensive range of products because there are literally so many textural possibilities that no two jobs are ever the same. Most recently, Adam worked with award-winning interior designer Nina Maya to create a variety of luxury finishes for her Pavilion House, including using Calce Company’s products to replicate the look of chiselled limestone when the original tiles planned for the job fell through.

Project | Pavilion House

Representing QLD, our next winner is...



At TXTURE, Brad and his team pride themselves on our aesthetic disciplines and attention to detail. With 30 years of building and construction experience, they endeavour to converge their artistic talents and continue to create spaces with both function and form. The TXTURE team strives to complete commercial and residential projects alongside their custom furniture using lime plasters and premium Microcements from Calce Company. Using Calce Company’s products, the Calmwater Crescent project showcases its true craftsmanship and high-end finish.

Project | Calmwater Crescent

Finally, our VIC winner is...


Meet Michael from Catela.

A highly skilled and passionate artisan with over 14 years of experience, he runs a Melbourne-based company specialising in decorative finishes. The Catela team typically work on projects such as restoration work, Venetian Plaster, and Microcement. Given his extensive time in business, Michael has the capabilities to execute any project. Working on Mana Made’s Blairgowrie House, the team used Elite Marmorino to bring the space to ​​life through its smooth satin finish.

Project | Blairgowrie House

Once again, congratulations to our selected Applicators for 2023. We can't wait to see what amazing work is installed for this year, and continue to support the program into 2024.

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out our Applicators page on our website.

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