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CERAMIC
RESTORATION PROCESS

Sergio Bustamante

Hippo on Skateboard

This poor Hippo’s skateboard was shattered and severely damaged after a fall. He and his skateboard needed intensive and preventative care!

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  • Sergio Bustamante Hippo on Skateboard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    1

    Before

    The Hippo, 20 inches high and 15 pounds, needed a strong base to support his weight.

  • Sergio Bustamante Hippo on Skateboard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    2

    During

    The skateboard/base needed to be rebuilt to support the Hippo, who is balancing all 15 pounds on one leg.

  • Sergio Bustamante Hippo on Skateboard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    3

    During

    Many steel pins in all the skateboard's broken areas provided support for the sculpture.

  • Sergio Bustamante Hippo on Skateboard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    4

    During

    The bottom of the skateboard was reinforced with steel plates that were steel pinned before cementing.  

  • Sergio Bustamante Hippo on Skateboard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    5

    During

    The reinforced bottom was then painted matching its original finish.

  • Sergio Bustamante Hippo on Skateboard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    6

    After

    The Hippo on Skateboard is now ready for action! Restored to its original finish, there are no signs of being shattered.

  • Sergio Bustamante Hippo on Skateboard | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    7

    After

    He’s more stable than the original version and will continue to bring joy for many more years!

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