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CERAMIC
RESTORATION PROCESS

Sergio Bustamante

Equilibrist Leopard

This six-foot Equilibrist Leopard was damaged during a client's move, and the tail and legs were destroyed. Jeff’s restoration process from start to finish for the Leopard exemplifies his precise, detailed work with beautiful results.

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  • Sergio Bustamante Equilibrist Leopard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    1

    Before

    The legs and tail were broken off in several pieces, and they needed to be rebuilt and restored.

  • Sergio Bustamante Equilibrist Leopard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    2

    Before

    The painting on this piece was also in poor condition. It needed reworking.

  • Sergio Bustamante Equilibrist Leopard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    3

    During

    The tail area needed steel rods inserted to hold the weight of the restored tail.

  • Sergio Bustamante Equilibrist Leopard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    4

    During

    The tail was reattached, and the open area needed to be rebuilt from the inside out.

  • Sergio Bustamante Equilibrist Leopard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    5

    During

    It was then patched and sanded several times to restore the tail to its original smoothness.

  • Sergio Bustamante Equilibrist Leopard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    6

    During

    The legs were rebuilt and restored from the inside out too. They were patched and sanded several times for a completely smooth surface.

  • Sergio Bustamante Equilibrist Leopard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    7

    After

    At the client’s request, this Sergio Bustamante sculpture was restored with a more vibrant and detailed look. It was then varnished to its original satin finish.

  • Sergio Bustamante Equilibrist Leopard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    8

    After

    The Leopard’s balance ball was finished with 24-karat gold leaf.

  • Sergio Bustamante Equilibrist Leopard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    9

    After

    The completely restored and repainted Leopard shows Jeff’s beautiful results!

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