Pottery made to order | repair and restoration studio inSouthern Delaware
Patty Storms and Morty Bachar Art Studios in Lewes, DE
Patty and Morty's Art Studios, Lewes DE

Studios Tour - Behind The Scenes




Broken Ceramic Repair Lessons
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Fixing broken plate lesson - basic lesson
Cementing only lesson
Fixing chipped Italian platter lesson step-by-step lesson
Chipped pottery repair lesson

Fixing broken vase - more complex repair
Restore vase lesson
How to Replace Stoneware Crock's rim using the potter's wheelHow to replace Stoneware crock's rim
Cementing, filling, coloring and glazing broken antique plate
Restore plate lesson including coloring
How to repair crack in ceramic
How to fix ceramic crack
Restoring multi breaks and missing piece antique bowl
Restore bowl lesson w/ missing pieces
Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Making missing part w/ fired clay
Repairing broken stone sculptures and statues
Repairing broken stone sculpture
How to paint broken china, ceramic or pottery?
Painting pottery after repair
Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Sculpting missing pieces
Restoring small porcealin figurines - shoe
Miniature Porcelain



Collection of photos in our studios covering some pottery, restoration and Kintsugi work in progress. 

Restoration studio, ceramic, pottery and sculpture
Restoration studio
Pottery studio
Pottery studio
Patty Storms painting studio
Painting studio
ceramic horse figurine - metal pin inserted
Ceramic horse figurine - metal pin inserted
sculpted new hand made of fired clay
Sculpted new hand made of fired clay
Sculpting miniature figurine missing hand
Sculpting miniature figurine missing hand
Large Raku statue repair in process
Large Raku statue broken
Large Raku statue repair in process
Large Raku statue repair in process
Large Raku statue repair completed
Raku statue restored
Terra Cotta African boy statue broken
Terra Cotta broken statue with historical value
Terra Cotta African boy statue repaired
fabricating very small missing pieces from an antique owl oil lamp
Fabricating very small missing pieces from an antique owl oil lamp
painting the repaired area of antique Italian vase
Painting the repaired area of antique Italian vase
colored fillers for sculpture repair
Colored fillers for sculpture repair
life size resin statue repaired
Life size resin statue repaired
large shona Stone african statue repair process
Large Shona stone African statue repair process
sculpting figurine missing foot
Sculpting figurine missing foot
new foot cemented
New foot cemented
sculpted hand installed using metal pin
Sculpted hand installed using metal pin
Plater statue broken
Plater statue broken
Plaster statue restored
Plaster statue restored
Glaze tiles samples
Glaze tiles samples
Ancient mask missing pieces sculpted
Ancient mask missing pieces sculpted

Statue's repair line painted
Statue's repair line painted
Patty Storms - art restorer
Life size stone statue repair


Grinding a peg slot with diamond disc
Grinding a peg slot with diamond disc
Metal pegs placed and glued in place for proper mechanical strength
Metal pegs placed and glued in place for proper mechanical strength

large platter heading to kiln room - morty bachar in the studio preparing for a show custom project with pets helping - patty storms
Missing pieces sculpted with clay
Missing pieces sculpted with clay
Fired clay pieces cemented
Fired clay pieces cemented
Statue restoration completed
Statue restoration completed
applying 23.5 karat gold- kintsugi Japanese reapir method

Kintsugi process
Kintsugi process - see how it is done
Kintsugi using sea glass
antique vase - new pieces made
Antique vase - new pieces made
sculpted pieces cemented
Sculpted pieces cemented
when the vase is all restored
When the vase is all restored
sculpted missing face piece - made of clay
Sculpted missing face piece - made of clay
missing piece verified
Missing piece verified
when all restored
When all restored
taking impression of missing piece
Taking impression of missing piece
using resin epoxy to mold the missing piece
Using resin epoxy to mold the missing piece
waiting for resin to cure
Waiting for resin to cure
removing made resin missing piece
Removing made resin missing piece
shaping to fit and cementing
Shaping to fit and cementing
when all completed
When all completed
American Indian vase - complex project in process
American Indian vase - complex project in process
Removing epoxy from surface
Removing epoxy from surface
installing missing tail - Morty Bachar
Installing missing tail
solid brass Indian holy temple statue repair - Morty Bachar
Solid brass Indian statue
Integrating new and old pieces
Integrating new and old pieces
Verifying surface for perfection with UV /  black light
Verifying surface for perfection with black light
custom made ring holder teapot
Last filler process
Assembling Statue's wing to body
Assembling Statue's wing to body
Surface texture process on clay
Surface texture process on clay
Figuring leg with brass peg
Figuring leg with brass peg
Holding cemented pieces together
Holding cemented pieces together
Clay in natural form after rain - patty storms
Clay in natural form after rain
cementing in process - Imari Japanese platter
Cementing in process
Painting lost details on anitque Imari Japanese platter
Painting lost details
Imari platter glazing - final step
Glazing - final step
Cemented newly made piece curing - Beleek
Cementer newly made piece curing
Grinding a slot to accept a metal peg
Grinding a slot to accept a metal peg
metal peg inserted
Metal peg inserted
new petals cemented
New petals cemented
filling break line gaps
Filling break line gaps
creating surface texture with clay slip
Creating surface texture - clay slip
making missing piece on the pottery wheel
Making missing piece on the pottery wheel
making missing vase rim on the pottery wheel
Making missing vase rim on the pottery wheel
brazing brass statue
Brazing brass statue
making metal missing piece
Making metal missing piece
first step of patina - gold
First step of patina - gold
painting very fine missing details
Painting very fine missing details
tracing new design
Tracing new design
painting missing details
Painting missing details
painting missing sections of antique chinese vase - Patty Storms
Painting missing sections of antique Chinese vase
connecting old and newly made handle pieces
Connecting old and newly made handle pieces
Sculpting elepahnt ear from clay
Sculpting elephant ear from clay
heating epoxied and filled items to 140 degree F for proper curing
Heating epoxied and filled items to 140 degree F for proper curing
Kiln to fire sculpted missing parts
Kiln to fire sculpted missing parts
Custom made heart shape vases
Custom made heart shape vases
glazing heart vase
Glazing the vases
vase ready for kintsugi process
Fired vase ready for Kintsugi process
vase broken
Vase broken
vase mended
Vase mended
Kintsugi - mending with gold gold and gemstones
Gem stones inserted and Kintsugi process applied
New parts are assembled - Jesus statue
New parts are assembled - Jesus statue
Metal bolts inserted in a large statue
Metal bolts inserted in a large statue
Grove made for metal peg inserton for a large rakue vase
Grove made for metal peg insertion for a large Raku vase
raku kiln
Raku firing kiln
Raku workshop instructor, Morty Bachar
Raku process - workshop conducted by Lakeside Pottery
Raku reduction chamber - Patty Storms and Morty Bachar
Raku reduction chamber
prep for metal insertion
Prep for metal insertion
brass peg epoxied
Brass peg epoxied
X-ray showing the metal work inside once completed
X-ray showing the metal work inside once completed
Patina process
Patina process
Cold glazing
Cold glazing
Hiding repair line with background color painting using air brush
Hiding repair line with background color painting using air brush
Crating completed project - Morty Bachar
Crating completed project
Children pottery workshop / demonstration - Patty Storms
Children pottery workshop / demonstration
Children workshop - Morty Bachar
Children workshop
Fine details paintings
Fine details paintings
painting missing section of porcelain tray
Painting missing section of porcelain tray
Japanese figurine painted
Japanese figurine painted
Pencil drawing - Patty Storms
Pencil drawing
Pencil drawing gallery showing - Patty Storms
Pencil drawing gallery showing
Gallery show opening - Morty Bachar
Gallery opening
Fabricating clay parts
Fabricating clay parts
clay parts
Clay parts
new handle made of clay
New handle made of clay
Stone statue repair
Stone statue repair
painting stone pattern details in the repaired areas
Painting stone pattern details in the repaired areas
Assembling large statue parts
Assembling large statue parts
Sculpting statue's missing parts
Sculpting statue's missing parts
Filling gaps between new parts and existing parts
Filling gaps between new parts and existing parts
Bolting a broken leg on a large plaster statue
Bolting a broken leg on a large plaster statue
Epoxying newly made hand parts
Epoxying newly made hand parts
Inserting metal re enforcement in plaster statue
Inserting metal re enforcement in plaster statue
Making ceramic lanterns - custom order, Patty Storms
Making lanterns - custom order
Hand building large coiled pots - Patty Storms
Hand building large coiled pots
Wheel throwing large altered bowl - Morty Bachar
Wheel throwing large altered bowl
Kiln room - pots waiting for firing
Kiln room - pots waiting for firing
Making bowl decorative handle
Making bowl decorative handle
Ready for next level of large pot wheel throwing - Morty Bachar
Ready for next level of large pot wheel throwing
Plaster statue repair completed
Plaster statue repair completed
Sculpting new arm from clay
Sculpting new arm from clay
painting repaired areas - Lincoln bust
Painting repaired areas - Lincoln bust
Connecting new part to a vase rim with metal pegs and epoxy
Connecting new part to a vase rim with metal pegs and epoxy
Vase repair complete
Vase repair complete
Painting repaired areas
Painting repaired areas
Pottery wheel Throwing large platter - Morty Bachar
Creating ceramic base
Custom sculpting
Custom sculpting
Working on a Minton porcelain sculpture
Working on a Minton porcelain sculpture
Early morning in studio - sunrise
Early morning in the studio
Picasso vase - repaired areas painted
Picasso vase - repaired areas painted
Wood firing - Patty Storms
Wood firing
Wood firing - Morty Bachar
Wood firing - adding wood
Morty Bachar - wood firing pots out of kiln
Wood firing results
Stone sculpture mended
Stone sculpture mended
Paitning missing details
Painting repaired item
Drilling a hole for a pin
Drilling a hole for a pin
Rod insertion
Rod insertion
Mending missing ear - Morty Bachar
Mending missing ear
missing pieces mended
Missing pieces mended
Ready for a show - Patty Storms pencil drawings
Ready for a show
Custom made small vases - Morty Bachar
Hookaha bowl - special order, Morty Bachar
Hookaha bowls order
New miissing piece fabrcation - mended, filled and sanded - waiting for painting
New missing piece mended, filled and sanded - waiting for painting
When all painted and glazed
When all painted and glazed
New handle
New handle
Studio on a busy day
Studio on a busy day
Taking photos when all completed
Taking photos when all completed
Stone sculpture fillers
Stone sculpture fillers
taking impression with clay of a missing piece
Taking impression with clay of a missing piece
parts of statue mended waiting for curing
Parts of statue mended waiting for curing
Antique chinese vase before and after repair
Antique Chinese vase repair - before and after photos
Morty Bachar pottery wheel throwing tall vase
Throwing tall vase
Before and after pottery repair
Cake server repair - before and after photos
Cat helps with a project - Patty Storms
Hand built Octopus with some help
Very broken bowl partially mended
Very broken bowl partially mended
Repair lines and missing fragments filled
Repair lines and missing fragments filled
When repair is complete
When repair is complete

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