This large terra cotta pot was cracked and damaged, needing the cracks to be glued, filled and touched up to blend the repair and make it invisible.
This antique Chinese statue of a horse was badly damaged in shipping – the back legs and the rider broke off. I glued and repaired the broken legs and body, then filled, smoothed, and touched up the repairs.
The process of restoration can be an exciting and rewarding one, as you see the item come back to life before your eyes. The techniques I use to restoring items, are plaster bandages for small breaks, filling in missing pieces with epoxy putty or wax based clay, and painting on color with acrylics.
Ancient Han Dynasty 206 BCE – 220 CE Chinese tomb pottery. This tablet was badly damaged and shattered, careful repairs were needed to achieve the fully restored result. The tablet arrived in a blanket, in pieces. read more