Conservation

Conservation, Restoration and Repair..

Ceramics, Pottery , Art Works, Paintings, China, Figurines and Porcelain, Art pottery, Restoration and Conservation –  studio based in  Newcastle upon Tyne. UK.

I offer a full service in repairing, restoring and conservation for broken, missing pieces, damaged or items showing wear and tear. Items can be  –  China, Porcelain, Sculpture, Tiles, Architectural features, Studio Pottery, Leach, Cardew, Lucie Rie, etc., Antiques, Parian Ware, Garden Urns, Objects of Art, Ornaments, Meissen, Roman, Medieval, etc. The items can be made from single or a combination of materials including Wood, Terracotta, Bone China, Metal, Stone, Plaster, Marble, Jade, synthetics, some types of glass, heirlooms, Also paintings/art works, Lights and Lamps,  etc.

My types of repair:

Museum Repair – This is where an item is carefully consolidated and repaired but no attempt is made to hide the repair, an example is the ancient  items you see in museums where missing areas that have been repaired and filled can be clearly seen, as they like to show in museum displays the old and the “new” repaired areas, this service mainly used by Museums.

Tidy Repair – or honest repair, this is a very good quality repair , and the repaired areas are blended to the original as much as possible, but the finished repair is not invisible. I work normally  to the ‘tidy standard’ repair and conservation, that means the item will be consolidated for nice to display however the repair will  be  visible in most cases  i.e.. the fine lines of the joins and replaced parts and the colour matching,  however depending on the object’s material and colour/texture a ‘close to invisible’ repair is occasionally  possible, I can advise you if it will be or not, email photos to me or bring the item into my studio for assessment.

Please note most restored items are suitable for display only, hot liquids, water, high temperatures, and direct sunlight could damage the restoration work, I will advise on aftercare of the restored item.

Please supply photos of damage if you can, so we can process your enquiry as quickly as possible.

Items can be posted to me, box and pack them well, or pieces can be brought directly into my studio in Newcastle upon Tyne (phone first to check opening times) Also some projects can be carried out on-site.

Click here for email or phone or contact info for further enquires and estimates.

The cost based on the time it takes, how many pieces the item is in, how large the item is, weather any pieces are missing and need to be remade/modelled, and if any old glue or repairs have to be removed and cleaned up first. The value of the item makes no difference as to the cost of the repair, it is just based on the time it takes coupled with the standard or type of repair you would like for your item.

I can also undertake restoration/cleaning work on Paintings, Furniture and other Art works.

When calling at my studio ring first to check when I’m in, or you can leave items for me in the FrameShop right next door to my studio, or send a photo by email,  thanks.

 

Pictures of a recent  project to restore a broken classical garden Urn in Knightsbridge, London.

Broken Classical Garden Urn

Restored Classical Urn

 

The 11th century Chinese Jun dish (see the story on this one)

Sung Dynasty Jun Dish

 

Restored Lucie Rie vase

 

Some more examples of restored pieces below :- click on the thumbnails.