Mending broken china

If you would like me to mend your broken china items, please get in touch and I can give you a quote.

As each ceramic item is individual in size, decoration, glaze and most importantly, the damage incurred, there are certain bits of information I will need before I can give you an accurate repair quote, so please refer to my checklist first. Many thanks

China Restoration FAQs

Here are some common questions on 'What To Ask A China Restorer' which I hope you will find helpful and informative. If there is anything you would like to ask about china restoration and cannot see here, please do let me know.

I can mend most china, porcelain, terracotta, resin and ceramic items to an incredibly high standard, provided they are within approx. 3 ft in height. My restoration includes the repair and recovery of broken and damaged china, porcelain and ceramics.

I mend ornaments, vases, cups, saucers, plates, and figurines. All items that are restored are then for decorative purposes only.

I will restore your items as near to the original as possible. This includes cleaning the item first, glueing, then filling and painting to match. To finish off, I glaze the item (if required) ready for you to collect or for me to post back to you.

Yes. Your items are not insured by me at any point. You can insure your items yourself if you wish. We advise you to extend your own insurance to cover goods whilst in transit and away from your premises as individuals have different insurance requirements and policies.

I mend china items for individuals, insurance companies, retail shops, antique dealers, collectors, auction houses and antiques shops.

I can mend most china, porcelain, terracotta, resin and ceramic items to an incredibly high standard, provided they are within approx. 3 ft in height. My restoration includes the repair and recovery of broken and damaged china, porcelain and ceramics.

I have been an expert china restorer since 1990, so I have extensive experience in most ceramics and potteries.

I wanted to mend my Mothers Poole Pottery jug with a broken handle, that had been broken for about 50 years. So I did and that's where it all started!

All areas of the china restoration process are equally important so I pay great attention to carefully cleaning the items first, then glueing the broken pieces, making new pieces (if required), mixing the colours to match (this can be a tricky and time consuming process!) and then glaze the item ensuring they are represented in as close to original condition as possible.

An invisible mend is what I strive for when mending china, ceramics, pottery, etc. An invisible mend means that you cannot see where the item has been repaired. In lots of cases the mend is so invisible that my customers have told me they cannot even see the repair, which is great!

I have a minimum charge and then an hourly rate thereafter. However, the overall cost will depend on the individual piece (and the amount of pieces it's in!). Take a broken vase, for example, the cost of mending a broken china vase depends on how many broken prices it is in, as well as the original size of the vase and the colour or pattern and even the glaze or finish.

For a free quote, please first see the ceramics repair quote check list.

View my minimum charge and hourly rate for china repairs.

My china and ceramic repairs studio is based just outside Newbury, Berkshire, U.K. within minutes of the M4. If you would like to deliver your broken china items, please contact me for my address. I am open Mon-Fri 9.30 - 5pm (excl. bank holidays) BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact me to make an appointment or to request my postal address. 

I mend china, porcelain, terracotta, resin and ceramic items to an incredibly high standard, so items do take time to get right and during the repair process the special glue and paint requires drying time. Roughly speaking you'd be looking at approx. 2 weeks however I do have a long waiting list, so please let me know if you have a specific deadline and I can let you know if I am able to meet that timescale for you.

China Restoration Gallery

You're welcome to view a selection of the ceramics I've repaired over the years

Reviews

I'm proud to share reviews given to me by my clients for restoring their ceramics

Hi, Parcel received. Very impressed with our [broken Lladro elephant trunk] repair. Many thanks

Chris

Thank you so much - I have just received it and it looks amazing. I cannot work out which of the two candle holders has been mended

Colleen

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