Essex, UK – Emma Bradshaw, the owner of Bradshaw Ceramic Restoration, explains the main differences between china restoration and porcelain restoration. As a professional in the field of preservation and restoration of objects made from various materials, she feels it is of essential importance to understand the complexity of the restoration process and the steps she uses to return objects to their original shape.
At Bradshaw Ceramic Restoration studio, staff are dedicated to using the best quality techniques and materials in order to restore and conserve an object’s unique beauty.
First of all, there has to be a clear distinction between the conservation and restoration process. Conservation is meant to stabilise an object that has begun deteriorating, and prevent further loss of its quality and aesthetics. Restoration involves replacing missing pieces and retouching damaged parts of the object, to restore its looks and functionality, as Emma Bradshaw explains in her studio’s website, http://www.emmabradshaw.com/.
Bradshaw Ceramic Restoration offers to take good care of the objects they are being entrusted with. They specialise in conservation and restoration of porcelain, china, earthenware, stoneware, terracotta and pottery, as well as other materials such as enamel, glass, marble and ivory.
Every object is carefully inspected and approached by unique strategies and methods in order to preserve as much as the original materials as possible and to match colours and textures in a way that the object looks and feels as good as new, with minimal invasive methods used.
Porcelain and china are both ceramic materials, meaning they are made of minerals mixed with water, shaped, baked, decorated and glazed to its final form. ‘China’ is the term originally used to refer to ceramic objects coming from the country of China. Moreover, the mineral Kaolin is added to the mix to achieve the very fine and exceptionally white look of these objects, most commonly dinnerware.
These days, there are different formulas designed to match this type of quality, so the term ‘china’ now refers to a high quality, natural ceramic material. Porcelain is the highest quality ceramic material, with the most important quality of being translucent. Each ceramic repair requires enormous efforts in order to correctly dismantle, re-bond and align pieces, filling and colour-matching the missing areas.
The type of ceramic material used determines the complexity and the time needed for the restoration process to be done, so artists from the Bradshaw Ceramic Restoration studio are encouraging customers to provide them with as much information about their object as possible. This is so they can give the customers a prompt response on the time and money they need to invest in the restoration, but also to inform them of a possible loss in value they might experience for the restored object.
About Bradshaw Ceramic Restoration
Bradshaw Ceramic Restoration is a studio established by Emma Bradshaw in 1994 in North Essex. The studio is a member of the Institute of Conservation and it specialises in conservation and restoration of various objects. The studio uses modern materials and equipment and approaches every object with great care and respect.
Company Name: Bradshaw Ceramic Restoration
Contact Person: Media Relations
Phone: 01799 542447
Address:Unit 1, The Maltings, Station Road
State: Essex CB11 3RN
Country: United Kingdom