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Damaged Antique Handmade Figurine Repair

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 wheel
How to replace Stoneware crock's rim
Cementing, filling, coloring and glazing broken antique plate
Restore plate lesson including coloring
kintsugi - mending broken pottery with gold
Kintsugi - mending with gold
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
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 ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Making missing part w/ fired clay
Restoring small porcealin figurines - shoe
Miniature Porcelain
Repairing broken stone sculptures and statues
Repairing broken stone sculpture

This figurine is over 100 years old and have strong emotional connection to the owner. It broke to many pieces with some segments missing that required sculpting. Below are some of the steps taken.

Broken figurine arrived

Cementing work in progress showing missing segments

Cementing work complete showing missing segments

Cemented missing pieces with fired pottery segments - front

Filling all gaps with PC11 filler

After filler is cured, sand surfaces

Sanding process starting with 200 grit, then 400 grit and ended
with 3,200 grit mesh

Ready for painting

Ready for painting

Apply latex in areas needing protection from airbrush painting

Air brushing first color see more about painting

Remove latex

Painting details

Painting details

Painting complete

Applying glaze

Ready - front

Ready - rear

Ready - bottom

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