160 pages | 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 | 77 color, 50 b/w illus.
Cloth 2002 | ISBN 9780812237030 | $39.95s
Not for sale outside North America and the Philippines
Porcelain Repair and Restoration is a practical handbook for those interested in repairing or restoring prized pieces of porcelain. Revised, updated, and redesigned, the book explains simply, step by step, how to achieve excellent results with a variety of techniques. Restorers are introduced to the many options available and encouraged to discover which techniques suit their individual circumstances. With knowledgeable advice on the most up-to-date materials, this practical handbook will be a useful reference for experienced professional restorers and amateurs alike.
Each stage in the process of repairing and restoring porcelain is illustrated with photographs and explanatory line drawings and diagrams that show the functions and uses of specialist tools. Williams concludes this edition with a glossary and a comprehensive guide to materials, manufacturers, and suppliers, as well as helpful information on how to set up a workshop.
Nigel Williams was Head of the Ceramics and Glass Section in the Department of Conservation at the British Museum.