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Post by beedragon on July 25th 2013, 9:24 pm


Maybe this belongs in one of the lounges, but being new, I'm not sure. Today, I purchased an interesting studio raku pot. I really like it, but it has a couple of damaged areas along the top edge. I have viewed a couple of videos and websites regarding making repairs to ceramics and I think I could pull it off, but I wondered if any of you have fixed any of your own pieces and what the success/failure rate might be.

I'll post a photo of the pot and the damaged areas when I get home from work.
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Post by NaomiM on July 25th 2013, 9:29 pm

Big Ed's the person who knows about repairs. I've tried it, but I'm crap. Anything I try to repair soon gets donated to the local charity shop where I suspect they bin it. Happy 

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Post by beedragon on July 25th 2013, 9:34 pm

The pros make it look pretty easy. Maybe I'd better break a store bought coffee mug first to practice on!
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Post by dantheman on July 25th 2013, 9:40 pm

it isn't easy, restoration is a bit like DIY, most people practice for years before they get it right

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Post by Potty on July 26th 2013, 12:08 am

Depending on the type of Raku, it may well be different to repair than most ceramics.

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Post by beedragon on July 26th 2013, 1:22 am

I took a few photos of the pot and posted them over in the Canadian pottery thread (Tim Isaac / Karin Bach).

I think I'll cut my losses on this one and just put a plant in it Happy 
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on March 9th 2014, 5:49 pm

I'm in the market for a professional repair - any advice?

Most of the online listings seem to be for 'china' - as if we only want our Meissen repaired? I'm looking for some earthenware repairs of damage. It's a piece I want to keep for myself, not sell.

Any recommendations - do they usually do a good job? Above expectations? Below? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Post by brin mcardle on March 9th 2014, 6:06 pm

know a great guy in Brentwood
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Post by Guest on March 9th 2014, 6:24 pm

Im looking for somebody professional to repair one of my ceramic flamingo ornaments (I broke its neck) if anybody knows someone who is good and near Manchester. Thanks

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on March 9th 2014, 7:06 pm

Brin - Did he do a good job? Was it earthenware? Have you got any details please (PM me) - It helps as if I get a quote from him and it's twice what others want then it give me something to gauge by = you usually get what you pay for.

I'm the other side of London so I'm looking for someone more local, but I can always post.
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Post by styleinvasion on March 10th 2014, 9:02 am

i once restored some glaze chips using modelmaking enamel paint
it worked quite well....
unfortunately the paint dried in the little pots some weeks later even i've closed them
the vase has been a birthday present to a friend
i would not restore pieces i sell...
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Post by brin mcardle on March 10th 2014, 12:45 pm

hi...Crawford street...his name is stuart on 01277 216310...used to have an antique shop...does work for dealers now...he has done "flea bite" work on Troika and saved a shattered large San Marino vase...can not see the joins..call him he is very knowledgeable
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on March 10th 2014, 6:54 pm

TY Brin - Details noted. I'll mention you also. Happy
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on April 4th 2014, 9:42 pm

Brin, Still trying, I'll try again. Stuart called back but did not know his email address. Love to get this thing mended for me - not for selling but it's smashed to bits. An email photo or two is better than an 1000 words. I'll keep trying with Stuart.
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