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Pottery and Porcelain Restoration - A practical guide

By Roger Hawkins

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ISBN: 9781785006753
PUBLISHED: 15/04/2020
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 363 colour images

Pottery and Porcelain Restoration is a practical guide for amateurs to the craft of the professional restorer. With over 360 photographs, it explains the simplest, safest and ethical techniques that are recommended today and - essentially - do not further damage your pieces. Written with clear practical detail, it explains the full process and gives unique insight into the delicate job of the ceramic restorer.


  • Introduces the history of pottery and porcelain, and gives an account of the methods and ethics of ceramic restoration
  • Gives a complete list and details of materials and equipment, and particularly advises on the best choice of glues
  • Describes the full restoration process, from preparation and cleaning to gluing and modelling, and finally to painting and gilding
  • 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
  • Illustrates restoration examples, such as making Beswick horse legs, replacing missing handles on a Chinese jug and painting a Clarice Cliff jug
  • Shares vital tricks of the trade throughout, and useful tips to setting up a workshop

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