Ceramics with breakages and missing pieces

A shattered or broken ceramic may seem daunting, but our specialist ceramics conservator can seamlessly restore pieces back to their original form, as well as recreate missing parts. 

Ceramics with hairline cracks

If you notice a hairline crack on your ceramic this may be an early indicator of breakage. Our ceramics conservator will re-stabilise your ceramic and use techniques that will fill and vanquish any evidence of a hairline crack.

Ceramic paint loss

Paint or gilding which is unglazed or above the glaze is susceptible to rubbing or scratches. Our ceramics conservator can carefully colour-match and recreate missing areas, using as little intervention as possible to ensure the historic and artistic integrity of the artwork.

Ceramic glue damage

Home repairs often lead to further damage. Super-glue or homemade attempts at other types of repair will often leave the ceramic in a vulnerable state, as materials that are not conservation-grade will discolour and may encourage decay. Our ceramics conservator can reverse the effects of glue or household adhesives, as well as clean any staining or dangerous chemicals left behind by this. 

Professionally cleaning grime and dirt from ceramics

Debris containing potentially harmful elements can gather in hard to get to areas of a ceramic, if they are in delicate parts you may risk accidental damage when cleaning at home. Our ceramics conservator can clean with delicate, specialist techniques.

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  1. I've been told my picture needs lining, what does that mean?

    We always make sure our clients understand the recommendations we are making to them, however, if you have been told your painting requires lining or relining it means the addition of a second canvas to a weakened original, to provide reinforcement and stability to an artwork.

    To find out more read our blog here about lining.

  2. There's mould on my oil painting, can it be removed?

    Yes, an oil painting that has been stored in a damp area, been subject to water damage or fluctuating temperatures can grow mould which can affect the surface of the painting and cause damage. Our team will treat the mould to stop it from spreading and then repair the damage caused.

  3. The oil paint on my picture is cracking, flaking and falling off, can it be fixed?

    Yes, first of all, avoid pressure or touching the surface, if possible keep the painting flat. Our conservators can consolidate the paint layer by applying localised adhesive with heat and pressure to secure the flaking paint layers. If required, we can fill missing areas and retouch to match the texture and colours of the painting.

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