Pottery made to order | repair and restoration studio in Southern Delaware

Ceramic Restoration Shop Tools and Materials





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

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

Cybis Arion Boy on Dolphin - Repair Broken and Missing Finger
Miniature repair w/ missing finger

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

Plaster figure / statue reapir
Plaster figure / statue reapir

Repairing broken plaster of paris tall lamp
Plaster lamp repair w/ missing parts

Heavily damaged ceramic figurine repair
Heavily damaged ceramic figurine repair

Restoring small porcealin figurines - shoe
Miniature Porcelain

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

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


We Repair and Restore:
Broken ceramic
Broken pottery
Broken sculpture
Broken china
Broken figurine
Broken statue
Broken doll
Broken dish

Broken porcelain
Broken stoneware

Chipped plate
Chipped vase
Chipped bowl
Chipped figurine
Chipped jag
Chipped dish

Chipped china
Chipped stoneware

Chipped porcelain
Cracked pottery
Cracked ceramic
Cracked china
Cracked porcelain
Cracked bowl
Cracked vase
Cracked plate
Cracked platter
Cracked dish

.. and more


We are often asked "What do you need to restore pottery DIY?" Below are some of the tools, materials and equipment we use for restoration. The choices we make for tools or materials is on a case by case basis. See some links below for projects examples step by step tutorials:
Exacto knifes set
Fine Carving tools
Sand paper - wet and dry
Pick tools and tweezers

Mini lathe
Computerized parts duplication
CNC parts creation
High pressure glue injector

Compressor
Air brush
Mixing containers
Spring clips

Dremel tools set
Grinding, drilling and polishing tools
Miniature diamond grinders
Diamond grinders for shaping
Pulley system with automatic-brake
Water boiling systems-glue removal
UV Epoxy Cure system
Glaze room dust purifier
Epoxies, resin, fillers heater
Mini belt sander
UV and black lights
Spray booth with vent
Job management station
Painting station
Photo capture booth
130 degree F curing oven

Programmable kiln
Multi Axis vice
Light and magnify glass
Vapor respirator / filter
Mold materials
Mini variable speed sander
Grit assortment - sandpaper
Glue removals solvents


Vacuum chamber
Micro torch
Paraloid B72-Consolidator
Ventilation system

Rubber gloves
Cleaning solvent
Alcohol
Glue removals solvents

2-part clear epoxy quick cure
2-part clear epoxy slow cure
White epoxy that can be colored
Black / grey epoxy - quick cure

PC-7 epoxy
PC-11 epoxy filler
Hard cure plaster
Brass wire for pins and pegs
Clay
Clay wooden tools
Ceramic powder
White epoxy & colored hardeners


Mold compound
PVA glue
Fiberglass Resin epoxy
Acrylic additives (glossy / durability)


Paints and pigments
Mini brushes
Brushes
Color pigment powder set


One-part cold glazes
Acetone
Two-part cold glazes
Glue gun

What kind of adhesives and restoration materials to purchase and where


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