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Faïence de Moustiers cassée

 Advice before restoration

When an “accident” occurs , there is a tempting to try to glue it ourselves or to throw it out.

It would be a pity as restoration can often save what you think is irreparable. But gluing is a tricky operation, which needs a real know-how.

What is the best way ?

You have to recuperate as many broken pieces as possible, but the tiniest fragments are not reusable for restoration

You need silk paper and bubble wrap paper to transport your broken items. Each piece has to be separately packed, and well immobilized to avoid any accident.

Faïence de Moustiers restaurée

Advice  restoration

A restored object can’t be used for food purposes. It will only be conserved for its aesthetic qualities

Sometimes, we can resolve this problem by avoiding the contact with the restored portion : handle of cups or of teapot, vases … A little tip for vases : you can slip a plastic bottle inside the vase and the water will not spoil the restoration.

Une pièce restaurée n'est pas cuite à nouveau, pour respecter le principe de réversibilité. Quelques précautions sont donc nécessaires pour protéger le décor et le vernis.

Pour dépoussiérer la pièce, utiliser de préférence un chiffon ou un pinceau doux, éventuellement un peu humide. Les produits ménagers, liquide vaisselle ou nettoyant à base d'alcool sont à bannir car ils effaceraient le décor.