restoration of ceramic art and antiquities

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Andy Goldschmidt
P.O. Box 1812
Corrales, NM 87048
phone: (505) 898-2728
fax: (505) 899-2976

"I have been fascinated by clay since early childhood and have been a potter and ceramic sculptor for many years, a craft which has inevitably led me to explore what other potters have done through the ages. That is how I became interested in the preservation and restoration of ethnographic ceramics. Since living in the southwestern US I have been specializing in restoration of American Indian pottery, prehistoric, historic and contemporary. I also have extensive experience on restoration of Pre-Columbian, African and Asian ceramic antiquities.
When a ceramic object arrives in my studio for restoration, the task can vary from simple cleaning and gluing to major reconstruction of missing areas and concealment of cracks. The degree of restoration is at the option of the client. I use only reversible bonding materials, fillers and paints that will not deleteriously affect the surface of undamaged areas surrounding the repair, the aim being to recapture the visual integrity of the object, yet with an eye to the future when another conservator might want to handle the object differently".

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I can give you an approximate estimate (plus or minus 20%) for the restoration of your collectable ceramic item from detailed photos plus a description of the item and restoration desired. Please include in the description the size and provenance of your piece.

Acceptance Policy:
Upon receipt of your collectable, it will be studied and a written estimate and receipt of the item will be forthcoming promptly. The restoration will begin following receipt of your authorization and deposit of 50% of the estimate. The completed items will be shipped to you by your choice of carrier and shipping costs will be added to your final statement.



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