FAQs

Damaged items do not have to be of

monetary value.  Often we work on items

which have great sentimental value

Restoration work is time consuming.  We work to a rota; each commission receives a job number and we work through sequentially.  The cycle usually takes no longer than 12 weeks, often less.  It is always worth asking the status of the current workload. Remember a busy studio is a professional one! All items receive the personal attention of the Master Restorer.  All items receive the same highly detailed level of attention within our professional studio. We advise clients to extend their household insurance to cover items whilst in transit to and from the studio and also whilst in our custody. Quotations can only be presented after sight of the damaged item.  However, it is possible to give an initial approximate quote from sight of photographs (via the e- mail). Please see our web site events page for details of our trade stands at Antique Fairs. Please do not visit our studio without a prior appointment as we do not have regularised hours of business. Please feel free to telephone us to discuss your damaged items without obligation. We often restore items other than porcelain, pottery, ceramic, resin, ivory, papier mache, marble, etc.  Please call us to discuss your requirements. We are happy to work with clients’ insurance companies. We can provide full written quotations detailing proposed work and terms of trade. No responsibility can be taken for loss or damage to items whilst in transit to or from our studio.  Please collect items personally or make sure that you adequately insure them. Restored items are perfect for display but it is not recommended they are used as tableware.  Exposure to excessive heat can have adverse effects.
Restoration Vs Conservation
Conservation presents as being a minimalist approach biased towards museum standards. Conservation work is not excessively disguised in terms of artwork. A minimalist approach is pursued with regard to materials and procedures all of which are non invasive and reversible. Restoration presents as being a repair in the “ fullest “ sense where all and any procedures are disguised to the greatest degree.  The restored item is returned in as near perfect original condition as possible constituting an invisible repair.  Again, all materials are careful selected for their longevity and reversibility.   This is by far the preferred option among our regular client base. 
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Restoration Vs Conservation

Conservation presents as being a minimalist approach biased towards museum standards. Conservation work is not excessively disguised in terms of artwork. A minimalist approach is pursued with regard to materials and procedures all of which are non invasive and reversible. Restoration presents as being a repair in the “ fullest “ sense where all and any procedures are disguised to the greatest degree.  The restored item is returned in as near perfect original condition as possible constituting an invisible repair.  Again, all materials are careful selected for their longevity and reversibility.   This is by far the preferred option among our regular client base.  

FAQs

Damaged items do not have to be of monetary

value.  Often we work on items which have great

sentimental value

Restoration work is time consuming.  We work to a rota; each commission receives a job number and we work through sequentially.  The cycle usually takes no longer than 12 weeks, often less.  It is always worth asking the status of the current workload. Remember a busy studio is a professional one! All items receive the personal attention of the Master Restorer.  All items receive the same highly detailed level of attention within our professional studio. We advise clients to extend their household insurance to cover items whilst in transit to and from the studio and also whilst in our custody. Quotations can only be presented after sight of the damaged item.  However, it is possible to give an initial approximate quote from sight of photographs (via the e-mail). Please see our web site events page for details of our trade stands at Antique Fairs. Please do not visit our studio without a prior appointment as we do not have regularised hours of business. Please feel free to telephone us to discuss your damaged items without obligation. We often restore items other than porcelain, pottery, ceramic, resin, ivory, papier mache, marble, etc.  Please call us to discuss your requirements. We are happy to work with clients’ insurance companies. We can provide full written quotations detailing proposed work and terms of trade. No responsibility can be taken for loss or damage to items whilst in transit to or from our studio.  Please collect items personally or make sure that you adequately insure them. Restored items are perfect for display but it is not recommended they are used as tableware.  Exposure to excessive heat can have adverse effects.
China Repair By Roger Carter Email Us