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Porcelain Restoration: Restoring Items to Their Original State

Welcome to Luel Restoration Studio where we offer professional, museum-style and invisible repair services for your collectible dolls (including restringing, cleaning, cutting & sewing of clothes), ceramic plates and sculptures, porcelain vases and figurines, antique china wares, glass chandeliers and figurines, and much more. Run by world-renowned porcelain restoration expert Luba Sokolina, the studio’s main goal is to provide professional restoration services to clients all over the world.

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Items We Restore

Our specialties include Hummel and Lladro figurines, Flow Blue china, Meissen ware, ceramic vases, porcelain and bisque dolls, earthenware and bone china, clock faces, majolica platters and tureens, picture frames, alabaster, Tiffany lamps, Imari bowls, glass lamps, replicas and molds, and much more. See the entire list.

Repairing Your Treasures

Luel Restoration Studio offers more than just ceramic and china restoration. We use conservation methods to bond and reinforce the pieces, clean residue of old repairs that may harm the damaged object further, and use only those materials that won’t harm the object’s structure. We restore items using the latest techniques in gluing, airbrushing, bonding, pattern/design replication, and glazing in a state-of-the art environment. The process usually takes no longer than three to four weeks. We can also expedite the process if you need to receive the restored item sooner.

Porcelain Restoration – Professional and Invisible

At Luel Restoration Studio, quality is our number one priority. We know that your objects have great meaning to you and we work hard to ensure that every piece of ceramic, porcelain or china is repaired and restored to only the highest standards. After our restoration you won’t be able to tell your item was broken or damaged. Please note that because professional porcelain repair involves gluing and bonding the broken pieces, sculpting additional fragments for a perfect fit, matching and replicating the surface color and pattern/design, airbrushing and glazing, you will not be able to use the restored items for practical purposes, wash them, fill them with liquid, or keep them outside, where they can be damaged by the elements. It’s okay to place dry flowers in a restored vase or serve dry food on a repaired platter or tray. But it is preferable that your restored items be used for display/decorative purposes only.

Conservation and Restoration

What is the difference between these two words and how do they apply to ceramic and porcelain repair? According to The Oxford English Dictionary, to “conserve” is to keep something from damage or harm and preserve it in good condition for future use. To “restore” is bring back and item to the condition it was before damage occurred by sculpting, rebuilding, or painting. Therefore the obligation of a conservation expert is to secure and preserve an item in order to prevent further disintegration. Any ethical restorer should follow these rules:

  • No further damage should be imposed on an item in your care by misusing restoration tools or mishandling the damaged item.
  • The integrity of the item should be preserved and maintained by restoring only what has been damaged, i.e. engaging in an honest and ethical approach to restoration.
  • Only suitable materials compatible with the texture and fiber of the damaged item can be used.

Contact The Experts

Let Luel Restoration Studio restore your damaged items. We will bring your valuables and sentimentals back to life in no time!

Please fill out the form on our contact page and attach photos of your damaged items.

You can also email us at: luba@luelstudio.com. Call us at:
646-251-5593 or 347-673-8831

We look forward to hearing from you!

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