conservation studio

Visiting our site indicates that you posses an object, artefact or heirloom in need of repair, restoration, conservation or a course of preventative treatment (preventative conservation) to arrest its deterioration. By reducing the risk of further damage, which can potentially lead to end of life for that much valued item, either for its sentimental or monetary value, a new lease of life is given to the object/objects.

There are many varieties of CERAMIC objects which are known under a broad spectrum of terms, some indicating the materials and/or techniques used in their manufacturing as for example; pearl ware; slip ware, salt glaze, pâte-sur-pâte, others stemming from their geographical origin i.e. China, majolica, porcelain of Paris , faience, Delft, Imari, Meissen,etc.

Other definitions evolved through visual interpretation of the medium, as in the case of parian ware, hard paste porcelain which, due to its marble -like appearance, was named after the much praised Parian marble originating in the island of Paros in the Aegean.

Irrespective of the titles or names in use, ''Ceramics'' from the Greek Keramos, a potters earth, are singled out by the fact that, in essence, they are clay made objects subjected to various degrees of heat, fired in a kiln or dried naturally under the sun's rays. The differences lie in the levels of temperatures they are exposed to and further processes which render them impermeable to moisture. 

A skilled and knowledgeable professional conservator/restorer would match the right materials and apply adequate treatments in order to safely and competently bring the object back to its former shape, appearance, function or extend its life in spite of the damage it sustained,  without further damaging the object.

Our studio provides specialized restoration, repair and conservation of objects and artefacts made from a wide range of materials and composite mediums with emphasis on ceramics, glass, icons and a variety of semi precious stone made artefacts. We also work with ivory, horn,  bone, marble, malachite, soapstone, jade, jasper and ebony.

We undertake re-gilding of antique glass objects, retouching and consolidating of reverse painting on glass, pictures or icons as well as items with decorative gild elements such as dinner services and display wares. We also specialize in restoration of oriental lacquer objects and restore enamelled artefacts and jewellery.

We provide specialized restoration, repair and conservation of such objects and artefacts manufactured/made of/from a wide range of materials and composite mediums with emphasis on ceramics, glass, icons and a variety of semi precious stones. We undertake re-gilding of antique glass objects, retouching and consolidating of reverse painting on glass, pictures or icons as well as items with decorative gild elements such as dinner services and display wares. We also specialize in restoration of oriental lacquer objects and restore enamelled artefacts and jewellery.

We provide restoration and preventative conservation for objects made of or containing marble, malachite, ivory, bone, soapstone, jasper, jade and ebony.