In porcelain and ceramics most damage occurs during care and handling. Because these materials are easily breakable, they are damaged at a high rate. Objects get chips, cracks, glaze flaking, loose elements, or break into many pieces. But almost everything can be saved, reconstructed, and brought back to life. In the past many broken pieces were repaired using nonreversible materials. And signs of deteriorating restoration are often visible in addition to new damage.
Because porcelain and most ceramics are fired in high temperatures this gives them certain resistance against bad repairs most of which can be successfully removed. More problematic are very old pieces of pottery and ceramics. Because they have high porosity and due to low firing temperatures they are more fragile and can be contaminated easier with wrong materials applications.
We remove previous old repairs, bad gluing, staples, rust, and discolorations. We reassemble broken pieces using reversible adhesives. We reconstruct missing areas, cast, mold, or hand-build lost elements and details. We also in paint, glaze, and replicate nearly any design, color, or finish.
We work on Meissen, Sevres, Royal Vienna, Delft, Lladro, Wedgwood, English and other European and American porcelains, as well as majolica, faience, terra cotta, and modern ceramics.