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ANTIQUE CHINA - FIGURINES - VASES - BOWLS - PLATES - STATUES - ANIMAL CHARACTERS - PLAQUES - PITCHERS - CROCKS - MUGS - HAND CARVED SCULPTURES - ANCIENT ARTIFACTS - PORCELAIN DOLLS - CERAMIC LAMPS - CLOCK DIALS

A limitless supply of collectibles, artifacts, art objects or knickknacks, valuable and mundane are the materials the contemporary restorer can learn to make whole again. There are a thousand reasons why people want to have something restored. An antique doll, figurines or porcelain art object is often part of many family heirloom collections throughout this world.

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ANTIQUE DEALERS -- GIFT SHOPS -- GRANDMOTHERS -- MAID SERVICES

 

INSURANCE ADJUSTERS --MOVING COMPANIES -- COLLECTORS -- HEIRS

 

CAT AND DOG OWNERS

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What do all these varied people have in common? They all have something of value damaged at one time or other, and they desire or desperately need someone to restore broken, chipped, cracked, or disfigured objects.

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PORCELAIN - CERAMIC - STONEWARE - POTTERY - GLASS - WOOD

 

IVORY - PLASTER - WAX - MARBLE - ALABASTER - CEMENT- SOAPSTONE - JADE

 

CHALK WARE - MODERN RESINS

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Large umbrella stand vase with work in process ceramic repair airbrush workThese are among the materials that can be restored when one gains the knowledge of how to do it. Have you wondered where you could learn how to fix pottery? That is where we come in. Even if you are a person who has never even tried to glue anything together, taken a class or read any books on the subject, our videos and restoration lessons can be of great value.


Just have those hard to find antique collectibles or antique china that is chipped or cracked? Have you been interested in china, pottery or porcelain repair? Porcelain restoration as a hobby or profession; the choice is yours. Learn antique restoration repair on broken china, porcelains and ceramics. You will find that after acquiring the skills we provide, you will be sought after by friends, family, and total strangers for your expertise. Antique repair can be a very profitable work at home business.


There is a considerable amount of damaged collectible porcelain figurines or antique china repair needed these days, and also, just the very sentimental keep sake that's sitting on dusty shelves begging for your attention. Learn reversible invisible repairs that can be applied to such objects as that porcelain doll, antique watch and clock dials, ceramic lamps, and a vast array of modern or antique collectibles. Such examples as Hummels, Disney, Boehm, Roseville Pottery, and Lladros figures to name just a few.


It is really fascinating how rewarding this skill can be. Many of our customers start out by just fixing a minor damage such as repairs of small chips or cracks in their own collection. Oh, and let us not forget there is the antique porcelain repair that just needs a part made. Before they realize it, word gets out and many an acquaintance pulls ceramics out of their attic for them to restore or repair.

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NO MATTER IF YOU HAVE CHOSEN YOUR OWN TECHNIQUE

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We have the answer to the many questions asked when facing a damaged collectible. Perhaps you are already taking clients? The more information you can acquire the more professional you become. From our many years in the restoration business we may show you dozens of new short cuts, solutions, and suggestions that may save you time and money.

 

T.S. RESTORATION'S TEACHING VIDEOS AND LESSONS

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Restoring Porcelains and Ceramics Video 1
Gluing, filling and preparing surface for finishing.

Restoring Porcelains and Ceramics Video 2
Hand building parts and mold making.

Restoring Porcelains and Ceramics Video 3 
Spraying and hand painting many types of finishes.

The Eight Basic Lessons take you from cleaning a variety of objects to gluing, repairing, filling areas and presents choices of final finishing.

Ceramic pitcher, repairs and restore

The published "Two Sisters Guide to Antique Restoration" and the extension of the guide in the form of individual lessons has been proven to contain reliable and accurate guidance in completing the restoration of a variety of materials. Many beginning collectors and dealers alike have been able to use the guide and lessons to their advantage salvaging minor and extensively damaged art objects. This book was chosen by the Kovels as an excellent source of vital information.

The examples in the book had many detailed explanations of each phase of restoration. We have taken essential ingredients from the TS Guide and have presented them in a series of videos. They cover the restoration of a large selection of porcelains, ceramics and pottery. Over the years the most frequently asked questions have been cataloged and the steps or procedures questioned have been clarified even further. With our videos and restorer supplies you can take a china repair course in your own home.
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