restoration of ceramic art and antiquities

thermoluminescence testing


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


"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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Estimates:
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.


Links:

 

Amerind Antiques and Arts

AntiqueResources.com Resource for antique and collectible news, how-to articles, product reviews, and downloads of special interest to collectors, dealers, auctioneers and historians.

Arthema THE site for Art, Antiques & Collectables

Caddo Trading Company Specializing in: Mounbuilder Indian Art

IndianTraders.com A Directory Guide to Native American and Western Art

Maloney's Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory

Native American Traders The finest Native American Indian art including Hopi Kachina dolls, Baskets, Pottery, Weavings, Kachinas, Katsina, prehistoric pottery, paintings, Koshari, southwest artifacts, Navajo rugs and collectibles.

Rainmaker Trading in Fine Native American Art and Artifacts

Southwest Tradewinds Fine Indian and Western Collectables

Swappers And Collectors Search engines, 1000's sites & collectors listed, auctions, forums, banner exchange network...

TNEICNA Pottery One-of-a-kind trademarked pottery and effigy figures, dedicated to ancient Native American cultures of the Mississippi River valley; the Quapaw, Caddo, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Osage.