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Workshop on porcelain restoration

From: Mireia Xarrie <info>
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2003
The use of tinted fillings for the restoration of porcelain
BALAAM-Conservation seminars in Barcelona
April 22-24, 2004 (You can combine this course with a language

This technique has been developed in England over the last ten years
of so. Through the use of self-prepared tinted epoxy fillers it is
possible to restore porcelain to a high aesthetical standard by
simple filling techniques.


Day 1
    1.5 hours: Lecture:

        Introduction to porcelain restoration
        Cleaning and preparation of objects for filling

        Introduction to the materials used for tinted fillings.
        Epoxy materials, pigments, and colouring media. Also,
        research and health and safety aspects

    1.5 hours: Demonstration:

        Looking at different porcelain types
        Looking at samples of this technique
        Demonstration of techniques used to make and colour filling
        Demonstration of sanding and polishing materials and

    3 hours: Practical lesson:

        Making and colouring filling materials
        Testing techniques on prepared samples.

Day 2
    1.5 hours: Lecture:

        Filling larger areas
        Making 'sandwich fillings'

    1.5 hours: Demonstration:

        Sanding and polishing techniques

    3 hours: Practical lesson:

        Continuation of previous days samples
        Testing of sanding materials

Day 3

    1 hour: Lecture:

        Replacing missing decoration on coloured fillings
        Retouching with epoxies.

    1.5 hours: Demonstration:

        Retouching and glazing techniques

    3 hours: Practical lesson:

        Continuation of samples
        Testing retouching techniques

Provided with the course:

    A reader of articles
    Sample material for the self-made tests

Teacher:    Kate van Lookeren Campagne
            Tutor in Ceramic and Glass conservation
            Netherlands Institute for cultural Heritage, Amsterdam
            and independent conservator

Price: 350 euros.
Language: English

    +34 93 4171347
    Fax: +34 93 2123715
    info [at] balaam-art__com

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