Repairing Broken Ceramic or Pottery
Fixing Broken pottery or ceramic

Large Stone Sculpture Repair and Restoration

Repairing a Large Shona Stone Sculpture With Missing Pieces

This 200 lbs Spring or Shona stone sculpture came to us very broken. The objective was to put the sculptures together using metal rods to insure proper structural integrity. Than, we had to sculpt, with clay, the missing pieces, fire them in a kiln and cement them in place. All cracks, chips and dings had to be filled, polished and treated. The stone multi-colors required painting details and the glazing / waxing had to match natural stone luster. Stone luster needed to be absorbed by the added materials / fillers without any build up. Any build up would have made the finished effect look like a ceramic vessel and not a stone. Note: This repair is not suitable for outdoors use.

Mending Epoxies used:
* PC-11 Epoxy
* PC-7 Epoxy
* PC- Clear Epoxy

Broken African Shina sculpture
Very broken stone statue

Place stainless steel rods in stone
Drill & bolt pieces using stainless steel rods
Verify rod's lproper ength
Match bolts fitting with drilled stone

winch part to verify fit
Use winch to lift and place accurately
Reenforced walls of antique vessel
Stone sculpture repair

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Drill one or two hold per stone piece
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More stone drilling

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Adjust drilling depth
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Place rods in drilled holes

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Dry run proper fitting
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Epoxy rods in place using PC-7 Epoxy

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Place over rods with PC-Clear Epoxy
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Move on to smaller and missing pieces

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Longer rods where pieces are missing
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Dry run fit and adjust alignment as needed

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Epoxy in place using PC-Clear Epoxy
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Inspect missing pieces

Using clay to make missing sculpture pieces
Sculpt missing pieces with clay
Stone figuring repair
Remove, kiln-fire, and place made pieces

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Mix natural pigments with PC-11 Epoxy filler for proper color
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Test filler for right color match
How to paint repaired ceramic

Invisible stone sculpture repair
Fill and polish surfaces with correct texture

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Cure at 140 degree F for a couple of days

Customer Note Post Restoration

Removing Scratches from Soft Shona Stone Sculpture

How to: Repair scratched sof stone (e.g., Shona, Spring) sculpture. Click picture for lesson details

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