Ceramic pieces can be beautiful and functional- from dishes to household accessories to art works. When damage occurs to one of these pieces, it is wise to get advice from someone who is an expert in ceramic repair as to whether the piece can be repaired or not and if it is cost effective to do so. Of course, we all think of our ceramic pieces as fine art and highly valuable, but some are more so than others and definitely worth repairing, while some are difficult to justify the time and cost that goes into doing so.
When your ceramic piece has become cracked or ceramic jewelry box broken, you have two options-attempting to repair it yourself and risking further damage or putting it in the hands of a ceramic repair expert who has the resources to assess the damage determine if it is repairable. A reliable professional ceramic repair service can help evaluate if repairs are cost effective or not. When you take a broken ceramic item to the repair shop, it is critical that you take all the pieces with you and transport them carefully so that the technicians can see everything in order to assess the damage. Many times if a piece is shattered too much then it may not be feasible to repair it, but if the damage is minimal, it should be easily restored and have the ability to retain most of its value.
Most of us have some type of ceramic piece in our homes that we use on a daily basis or beautiful ceramic art pieces. We consider most of these pieces to be very valuable to us. When ceramic pieces are used on a regular basis, they run the risk of getting chipped or cracked and then they aren’t as useful as they were designed to be. A ceramic art piece that is cracked or chipped does not retain its original beauty. Being able to have these dishes, vases or art pieces restored to their original state and beauty is something we all desire to have done. This is why if a piece becomes chipped, cracked or even broken, it is important that we consult with an expert in ceramic repair, who can not only assess if the piece is repairable but has to correct tools and materials to do so. This is especially important on pieces that are used for serving food. It is most important that the correct glues be used to repair the piece that are not only resistant to hot water but that will not taint any food or beverage placed in the piece. Serving pieces require special adhesives that will keep the piece together even when washed and finishes that are not potential health hazards. This is why if you have a ceramic piece that becomes broken, don’t try to repair it at home-take it to a restoration specialist who understands how to properly repair the piece and do so with the right methods so that the restoration will last and be done correctly.