We have received inquiries with regard to our repairing pottery basic lesson asking how to repair more complex broken ceramic art (porcelain, pottery, china, stone, wood) when some pieces are missing, hiding the repair lines and coloring is required.
Some of the answered questions below are:
A) What materials and tools to use?
B) How to cement the pieces?
C) How to fill in gaps?
D) How to hide repair line?
E) How to restore color, luster and glaze?
To illustrate the process, below we show two recent restoration antique chinese plate repair and restoration. Before you get started, note that for an experienced person with all the proper tools and material, this repair took 3-4 hours beginning to end (not counting "waiting to cure" time). So make sure you budget your time and do not have to stop in the middle of some important time dependant tasks. To see the previous and more basic lesson, visit: Repairing Broken Pottery Lesson 1.