Ceramic, China & Glass Restoration
POTTERY & CERAMIC
Art and Collectibles
Wrightway Studios is famous for its original studio model formed on Ceramic restoration. Over the years this business has grown significantly to include restoration of Studio Art Pottery, antique porcelain and top end Murano glass reconstruction, including invisible restoration of Lladro, Capodimonte, English, European and Asian ceramics and porcelain.
Each ceramic and pottery make has its own peculiarities: Lladro flowers are originally made by rolling wet ceramic between two fingers, Capodimonte is hand painted as is Royal Minton, Doulton, Albert, Worcester, and Grimwades porcelain.
A common issue is a broken head, missing finger or cracked vase. Our artists are able to restore all these invisibly or visibly depending on your preference and end use for the china item.
We are able to offer you two options in ceramic restoration or repair:
CONSERVATION is a hybrid clean and high grade close knit bond and is visible but enables use of the ceramic item.
RESTORATION an invisible art restoration where the ceramic or porcelain looks as if there has been no previous repair or damage. Pegs or pins may sometimes be required to support a strong bond and this often strengthens the original product . These items become ART OBJECTS- not to be used for eating from or serving food.
As glass is usually "see - through" cracks can be difficult to eliminate. Fortunately our modern processes allow bonding and curing under ultra-violet lights. This provides a very high standard of crystal clear finish and long lasting results
Swarovski, crystal, depression-era glassware, Murano, Waterford and Stuart are common and complex products which we have had a great depth of experience in. If a piece is missing, we are able to rebuild using a composite crystal product providing amazing and successful results.
OBJETS D' ART
No collection is complete without a qurio or piece of art, sculptures, antiques and collectibles. We can repair or restore your ivory carvings and metal or stone sculptures, antique plaster figurines or contemporary concrete sculpture. Large or small and often to an invisible standard or gently conserved to allow the artwork to be passed onto the next generation.
SILVERWARE and METAL OBJECTS
Like many household effects, bright metals tarnish with age and require cleaning polishing and lacquering. As each piece is made of different compounds and often by different techniques, care, knowledge and skill is paramount eg., Brass weights, Sheffield and Britannia metals, Copper and Stainless steel vessels, Rodd Silver trays, Metal figurines, Silver tea and coffee sets, silver cutlery sets and one off Studio-art pieces. Missing parts or pieces can usually be either sourced or made. Either way the piece must leave the studios in a better than original state to pass our quality control.