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Pottery and Porcelain Restoration: A Practical Guide

Author: Roger Hawkins
224 Pages, 8.5 x 10.25
Published: July 2020

ISBN 9781785006753


Pottery and Porcelain Restoration is a practical guide for amateurs to the craft of the professional restorer. It explains the simplest, safest, and most ethical techniques that are recommended today and—essentially—do not further damage your pieces. Starting with the history of pottery and porcelain, this book gives an account of the methods and ethics of ceramic restoration; it gives a complete list and details of materials and equipment, and particularly advises on the best choice of glues; it describes the full restoration process, from preparation and cleaning to gluing and modeling, and finally to painting and gilding and provides step-by-step instructions for gluing multiple breaks, filling chips and large missing areas, as well as making lids, teapot spouts, hands, leaves, fingers, and handles. Restoration examples are illustrated such as making Beswick horse legs, replacing missing handles on a Chinese jug and painting a Clarice Cliff jug.
About the Author
Roger Hawkins has been a full-time restorer for more than 35 years.


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