Pottery made to order | repair and restoration studio inSouthern Delaware

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A Studio Tour - Behind The Scenes




Broken Ceramic Repair Lessons
(click pictures)

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



We have a lot of "Before and After" repair and restoration photos but we thought you
may want to see the "In Between" process and how does teh studio looks like. See collection of photos work in progress.

ceramic horse figurine - metal pin inserted
Restoration studio

Pottery 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
Large Raku statue repair in process
Large Raku statue repair in process
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
Ancient mask missing pieces sculpted
Ancient mask missing pieces sculpted

Statue's repair line painted
Statue's repair line painted


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

Missing pieces sculpted with clay
Missing pieces sculpted with clay
Fired clay pieces cemented
Fired clay pieces cemented
Statue restoration completed
Statue restoration completed
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
Installing missing tail
solid brass Indian statue
Solid brass Indian statue
Integrating new and old pieces
Integrating new and old pieces
Verifying surface for perfection with black light
Verifying surface for perfection with black light
last filler process
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
boiling pot to remove old glue
Boiling pot to remove old glue
cementing in process
Cementing in process
Painting lost details
Painting lost details
glazing - final step
Glazing - final step
Cemented newly made piece curing
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
Creating surface texture
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
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
Kintsugi - mending with gold effect
Kintsugi - mending with gold effect
kintsugi metal mix
Kintsugi metal mix
very broken vase with the kintsugi process completed
Very broken vase with the kintsugi process completed
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
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
Hiding repair line with background color painting
Fine details paintings
Fine details paintings
painting missing section of porcelain tray
Painting missing section of porcelain tray
Japanese figurine painted
Japanese figurine painted
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
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
Creating ceramic base
Creating ceramic base
Making parts from clay
Making parts from clay
Working on a Minton porcelain sculpture
Working on a Minton porcelain sculpture
Mixing colors
Mixing colors
Picasso vase - repaired areas painted
Picasso vase - repaired areas painted
Colors mix process - before stirring
Colors mix process - before stirring
Stone sculpture mended
Stone sculpture mended
Surface texture
Surface texture
Drilling a hole for a pin
Drilling a hole for a pin
Rod insertion
Rod insertion
Mending missing ear
Mending missing ear
missing pieces mended
Missing pieces mended
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
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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