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black base primer color applied with air brash

Hall of Fame Bust Repair Illustration - Deacon Jones




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


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.

Broken plaster bust - deacon jones
Deacon Jones bust base broken the several pieces

bust discolored and cracked
Several cracks

Discolored with layers of paint

Dings and marks
base broken to fragments
Fragments close up

large crack
Installed copper pegs along the cracks
B72 treatment required for consolidation
Copper pegs

resin mold taking of bust corner
Impression of missing corner - using resin
resin corner ready
Resin corner
resin corner installed
Resin corner cemented and enforced with copper pegs
bust base sanded and polished
Fill and sand base
base ready for coloring
Base ready for coloring

brass pegs inserted in deacon jones cracked bust head
Grind slots for brass pegs in head
brass pegs epoxied
Epoxy pegs

Fill pegs and create hair texture

black base primer color applied with air brash
Air brush base color
fine filling and sanding
Fine touch up of pinholes and small marks

Ready for patina brass effect

Gold base patina applied with air brush
Air brush in gold

24 hour cure time at 140 degree F
Cure at 140 degree F for 24 hours
patina process
Apply patina effects. More about painting
deacon jones bust restored - profile view
Completed - side view

deacon jones bust restored - front view
Complete - front view
Deacon Jones statue in the Football hall of fame
Several cracks



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