Porcelain doll repair is something very close to my heart as it is one my most favourite items to restore. It also involves a lot of patience, time, skills and practice. I have been restoring porcelain dolls for 12 years this year and work from my home based studio in East London, South Africa.
Most of the Porcelain Dolls that come into my studio for repair have been passed down from one generation to the next and so they are very sentimental to my clients. Some of the old dolls that I have repaired have included replacing sections of their clothing, repairing limbs which were originally cast from fibrous substances and in some cases, sowing a whole new outfit specifically to fit the doll.
Although Porcelain restoration is my forte, I can also restore other articles which resemble porcelain from far. I have also restored items cast and fashioned from more porous materials such as gypsum & terracotta. Porcelain doll repair is a challenge and one that I really enjoy every day!
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