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Repairing Broken Ceramic and Pottery - All Steps in Details


Kintsugi gold repair
Our Kintsugi Repair Options


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

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

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 repair

Heavily damaged ceramic figurine repair
Heavily damaged ceramic figurine repair

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

Lesson Covering Old Glue Removal, Cementing, Filling, Painting and Glazing Broken Ceramic, Pottery or China Vessels


Many of our restoration "How-to" tutorials and lessons cover one or two aspects of the repair process. After receiving many requests to see a repair example process from beginning to end (removal of old repair, mending, filling, sanding, painting and glazing), we have generated this video covering the full spectrum using commercially available materials for the DIY audience. This process can be used with plates, platters, vases, figurines, bowls, pitchers, urns and other items made with glazed ceramic.


Pottery Repair Video Tutorial A to Z

What is needed for mending:
1. Two-part clear 5 min. PC Clear epoxy
2. Wooden stick, paper clip or a pin-tool

3. PVC pebbles, resin pellets, or rice
4. Clay
5. Razor blade
6. Denatured or 91% Alcohol
7. Rag
8. Paper pad to mix Epoxy on

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...

What is needed to fix and repair broken pottery and ceramic?
To match placement of broken pieces so that gravity alone can keep proper alignment, fill a container, that is slightly larger than the piece you want to prepare with plastic pebbles, rice, or sand. This will cradle and hold the repaired piece still and in place while it cures. We use ABS Plastic Pellets made for injection Molding.

What is needed for filling:
1. Two parts Epoxy filler PC-11
2. Dremel with EZ lock sanding disc 120 grit
3. 220 grit sand paper
3. 400 grit sand paper
4. Rag
5. Mini Spatula

6. Paper pad to mix Epoxy on
7. Denatured or 91% Alcohol

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...
what is needed to fill cracks and repair lines

What is needed for painting:
1. Acrylic paints
2. Compressor and airbrush system. We use Paasche’s single action HS model
3. Brushes
4. Amaco rubber latex
5. Painters tape

6. Clear glaze



Keeping Cemented Pieces in Place While Curing - Lesson

Visit this lesson to see more details of maintaining cemented pieces in position

Keeping Cemented Pieces in Place While Curing

Painting broken china, pottery or ceramic tutorial
To hide the repair lines for a seamless repair, painting and application of 'Cold Glaze' are required and more details can be seen in our Painting Lesson






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