Repairing Broken Ceramic or Pottery
Fixing Broken pottery or ceramic

Large Stone Sculpture Repair and Restoration




Broken Ceramic Repair Lessons
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Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Bronze sculpture repair
Fixing broken plate lesson - basic lesson
Cementing only lesson
Fixing broken vase - more complex repair
Restore vase lesson
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
Cybis Arion Boy on Dolphin - Repair Broken and Missing Finger
Miniature repair w/ missing finger
Repairing broken stone sculptures and statues
Repairing broken stone sculpture
Restoring small porcealin figurines - shoe
Miniature Porcelain
How to paint broken china, ceramic or pottery?
Painting pottery after repair
Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Sculpting missing pieces

Repairing a Large Shona Stone Sculpture Broken to Many Parts and With Missing Pieces

This 200 lbs Spring or Shona stone sculpture came with two other sculptures in a similar shape delivered from Africa to an Executive suite in NYC. The shipping process from Africa broke the set to many pieces and some pieces broke to dust. The objective was to put the sculptures together using metal rods to insure proper structural integrity. Than, we had to sculpt, with clay, the missing pieces, fire them in a kiln and cement them in place. All cracks, chips and dings had to be filled, polished and treated. The stone multi-colors required painting details and the glazing / waxing had to match natural stone luster. Stone luster needed to be absorbed by the added materials / fillers without any build up. Any build up would have made the finished effect look like a ceramic vessel and not a stone. Note: This repair is not suitable for outdoors use.
Broken African Shina sculpture
Very broken stone statue
Place stainless steel rods in stone
Drill & bolt pieces using stainless steel rods
Verify rod's lproper ength
Match bolts fitting with drilled stone
winch part to verify fit
Use winch to lift and place accurately
Reenforced walls of antique vessel
Stone sculpture repair
stone statue restoration
Drill one or two hold per stone piece
repairing stone sculpture
More stone drilling
how ro repair stone sculpture
Adjust drilling depth
Soft Spring stone repair
Place rods in drilled holes
How to make missing piece for  a broken stone sculpture
Dry run proper fitting
What kind of glue to use for stone sculpture repair
Epoxy rods in place
What kind of glue to use for stone sculpture repair
Place over rods with different epoxy
How to cement broken stone sculpture
Move on to smaller and missing pieces
making missing pices for stone sculpture
Longer rods where pieces are missing
Can stone sculpture be repaired
Dry run fit and adjust alignment as needed
How to repair shona stone sculpture
Epoxy in place
How to repair broken stone statue
Inspect missing pieces
Using clay to make missing sculpture pieces
Sculpt missing pieces with clay
Can broken stone statue be repaired
Cure at 140 degree F for a couple of days
Stone figuring repair
Remove, kiln-fire, and place made pieces
matching stone sculpture filler colors
Mix natural pigments with filler for proper color
stone statue color restoration
Test filler for right color match How to paint repaired ceramic
Invisible stone sculpture repair
Fill and polish surfaces with correct texture

Customer Note Post Restoration


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Thank you, Patty and Morty

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