Mending broken porcelain

If you have a damaged piece of porcelain or pottery, it is often possible to repair it. You will
need to contact a ceramics restorer to assess whether a repair is possible and worthwhile.
They will usually need to see the piece or a really good photograph of it, to make a first
assessment and give you an estimate of the cost.

There are several different types of repair. ‘Museum repairs’ aim to make an object stable
and to halt any deterioration. It will not disguise any damage, but usually will involve deep
cleaning of the object so that things such as cracks are less obvious. Other, more expensive,
types of restoration can completely disguise any damage by painting or spraying over
any faults or even making complete new replacement parts such as handles and lids. A
professional restorer will always advise the best and most appropriate type of repair for your
object.

You could try the Institute for Conservation for more information www.icon.org.uk or look at
www.conservationregister.com

Please note: this list is not a recommendation or guarantee for quality of work

Cheshire

David Adams
Antique pottery and porcelain, architectural ceramics
Monogram Studios, 25 Kinsey Street, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1ES
t: 01260 273 957

Buckinghamshire

David Battams
Member of Institute of Conservation
All types and makes of ceramics, crystal, glass and resin. Museum and invisible repairs
t: 07956 832 375
[email protected]
www.chinarepairsandrestorations.com

Devon

Helen Warren Porcelain Restoration
Member of Institute of Conservation
Unit 7, Salterton Workshops, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6RJ
t: 01395 442600
[email protected]
www.porcelain-restoration.co.uk

Hertfordshire

Beckwith & Son
The Vergers House, 43 St Andrew Street, Hertford, Herts SG14 1HZ
Oriental and European porcelain restorer
t: 01992 582 079
[email protected]
www.beckwithantiques.com

London

TO Conservation – London
t: 0778 0931980
[email protected]
www.toconservation.co.uk

Northern Ireland

Clare Ross
Dunluce Antiques, 33 Ballytober Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim BT57 8UU
Antique and modern pottery and porcelain. Trained at West Dean
t: 02820 731 140

Midlands

Bronte Porcelain
Merebrook Business Park, Hanley Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NP
20th century ornamental bone china specialists
t: 01684 310 888
[email protected]

Oxfordshire

Mrs Hannah West
Crofthouse China Restorations, 35 The Crofts, Witney, Oxon OX28 4AQ
All types of ceramic restoration.
t: 01993 705 709
[email protected]
www.restorationworks.co.uk

Dauphin Museum Services
PO Box 602, East Oxford OX44 9LU
Chemical cleaning, invisible or museum restoration of ceramics, glass, silver, paper etc.
t: 01865 343 542
[email protected]
www.dauphin.co.uk

Scotland

Catherine Ritchie
72 Novar Drive, Glasgow, Strathclyde G12 9TZ
European, Oriental and modern ceramics
t: 01413 390 331

Staffordshire

Alan Finney Antiques Ltd.
3 John Street, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST8 6BB
All types of pottery and porcelain, esp. antique
t: 01782 519 006

Surrey

Vivanee Art & Design
Guild of Master Craftsmen
20, Malden Rd. Cheam Village Surrey SM3 8QF
Modern and antique porcelain and pottery, lamp conversions
t: 020 8664 4757

West Sussex

Carol Banks & Son
September Cottage, 88 Victoria Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WS
Pottery and porcelain, especially figures, animals & majolica. Museum repairs and lectures
t: 01273 461 647

West Dean College
West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 1QZ. Tel 01243 811301.
Tuition available. All types of ceramics and glass. [email protected]

Wales

Peter David
Accredited Member of the Institute for Conservation
1 Peterswell Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan CF62 7NB
All pottery and porcelain repairs carried out. Museum repairs
t: 01446 748 153
[email protected]
www.pjdceramics.co.uk

Paula Chalinder, Monmouth Conservation Studio
Member of the Institute of Conservation
Bridges Community centre, Wonastow road, Monmouth NP25 5AS
All types of Pottery, Porcelain and glass. Consultation service and condition surveys
t: 07981 610 206
www.brodgescommunity.org.uk/unit3.html

Wiltshire

Mrs Gillian Arengo-Jones
2 The Leaze, Back Street, Ashton Keynes SN6 6PE
Museum repairs: all types of pottery and porcelain. No glass
t: 01285 861 443

USA

Art Recovery Technologies & Fine Arts Conservancy
Pittsburgh, Plymouth, Phoenix, Orlando, Cleveland and Grand Rapids.
t: 001 800 238 7218
[email protected]
www.artrecoverytech.com

DoctorArts Inc. (Eduardo Czarnecki)
Miami, Florida
Restoration of porcelain, antiques and Fine Arts, Museum quality repairs
t: 305 479 6826
[email protected]
www.doctorarts.com

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