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How to Sculpt and Add Missing Pottery Segment

How to Sculpt and Add Missing Pottery Segment


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Ceramic & Sculpture 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

Complete ceramic repair lesson | cementing, filling, painting and glazing
Complete ceramic repair lesson

Repair marble /stone statue requiring metal insertion
Marble / stone sculpture repair

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

kintsugi - mending broken pottery with golden jointery
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

Restoring ancient pottery steps
Restoring ancient pottery steps

Lladro figurine - Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Sculpting missing pieces - Lladro

How to paint broken china, ceramic or pottery?
Painting pottery after repair

Madonna ceramic sculpture repair
Madonna ceramic sculpture repair

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

Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Bronze sculpture repair

Restoring large stone sculpture / statue
Restoring stone sculpture / statue

Heavily damaged ceramic figurine repair
Heavily damaged ceramic figurine repair

How to remove old epoxy from old pottery or china
Removing old glue


How to Sculpt and Add Missing Pottery Segment

This tutorial is an example of one of the methods we use to sculpt and add a missing pottery rim segment using the resin casting technique. The finish can be seamless or Kintsugi.


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Platter with broken and missing segment
Platter with broken and missing segment

Casting mold
Casting mold

Where to get materials

Two even parts of casting mold to be mixed
Two even parts of casting mold to be mixed

Casting mold mixed
Casting mold mixed
Apply casting mold to an unbroken segment
Apply casting mold to an unbroken segment

When shaped casting mold cured, add more casting mold on the side opening
When shaped casting mold cured, add more casting mold on the side opening

Grind off sharp edges
Scale and casting-resin-epoxy

Verify fit before cementing rod
Pour equal parts of resin-epoxy

Mix the two part resin epoxy well
Mix the two part resin epoxy well

Where to get materials

Fill the mold impression with casting-resin
Fill the mold impression with casting-resin

Wait for casting-resin to cure
Wait for casting-resin to cure

Remove newly made  segment when cured
Remove newly made segment when cured

Segment ready to be applied
Segment ready to be applied

Verify if size is sufficient
Verify if size is sufficient

Mark cutting area
Mark cutting area


Marked casted segment ready for shaping
Marked casted segment ready for shaping

Cut close to the penciled line
Cut close to the penciled line

Grind for final sizing
Grind for final sizing

Verify proper fit
Verify proper fit

Mix two parts epoxy
Mix two parts epoxy

Apply epoxy
Apply epoxy

Place segment
Place segment

Segment applied and ready for a filler application
Segment applied and ready for a filler application

Apply the Kintsugi process
Apply the Kintsugi process
Project Complete
Project Complete



Another Example of Making a Missing Segment




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