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We have generated a few lessons covering several aspects of repairing and restoring ceramic, china, porcelain, pottery, stone sculpture and statue . Note that we could not have possibly cover all the required steps, thus some practice is required to increase your success. See lessons index and links below.
IMPORTANT: Ceramic restoration materials are not food safe, liquid or heat proof (over 190 degree F) and repaired items should not be used on cooking or food serving ware more...
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This tutorial may assist you in mending and cementing your broken ceramic or pottery using easily available tools and materials saving you the cost of professional repair. Click picture for lesson details
11) Bronze Sculpture / Bust Repair Lesson Antique Napoleon Bronze statue made with "Lost Wax" with the original plaster mold remaining in the statue contributing to present of moisture. The present of moisture oxidized to bronze and eroded to plaster structure. Click picture for lesson details
22) Illustrations of Repairing Ancient Pottery Restoring an ancient roman vessel that was broken to many pieces and some missing pieces. The challenge was restoring it's "antique" look and putting so many pieces together. Click picture for lesson details
23) Illustrations of Repairing Large Shona Stone Sculpture Restoring a large Shona stone sculpture broken to many pieces and some parts crashed to dust. Because it is a very soft stone, the challenge here was to restore it and maintain it's structural integrity. The other challenge was treat the added missing pieces with the same color and luster as "waxed stone" look Click picture for lesson details
24) Illustrations of Repairing Imari Platter Restoring a large high-end antique plate broken to many pieces is a challenge. In this slides how, we illustrate how to handle multiple broken pieces, removal of old repairs, making missing pieces out of fired clay and a lot of missing painting and aged gold details. This plate is a few hundred years old made by Imari, Japan. Click picture for lesson details
25) Illustrations of Repairing Plaster Bust Restoring a plaster bust. This project is the personal plaster bust of David Deacon Jones awarded to him from the NFL PRO Football Hall of Fame. It arrived to Lakeside Pottery Restoration studio broken, cracked, with missing pieces and several layers of previous repair and painting attempts. The photos below show some of the restoration process steps. Click picture for lesson details
25) Illustrations of Hopi Indian Pottery repair This Indian Hopi pottery vase made by Stetson Setalla, came to us very broken with missing pieces and several hairline cracks. Restored inside as outside. Click picture for lesson details
Porcelain marks are the fingerprints of antique china. Serving as both evidence of its origin, age, and often times, quality, the makers mark on a porcelain item is the first place many collectors look before making a purchase. Click picture for lesson details
Pottery and Metal Repair Restoring multimedia pottery / silver (Tagine) with missing pieces and multi breaks. Click picture for lesson details - short video