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CERAMIC
RESTORATION PROCESS

Sergio Bustamante

Ceramic and Metal Toucan

Broken beaks are a problem, but not for Jeff! When he received this ceramic and metal Toucan, the beak was obviously just glued on. Gluing the piece yourself is never advised as it results in twice as much work for professional restoration. Jeff needed to cut open this sculpture to properly restore it from the inside out. 

For full-size image, please click on each picture.

  • Sergio Bustamante Toucan | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    1

    Before

    This Before picture shows the broken beak and the DIY glue attempt to fix it.

  • Sergio Bustamante Toucan | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    2

    During

    The area under the beak had to be cut out, which allowed it to be cemented and reinforced from the inside out. 

  • Sergio Bustamante Toucan | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    3

    During

    To make the beak stay on, the cut-out area was cemented, patched and sanded several times to a smooth finish.

  • Sergio Bustamante Toucan | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    4

    During

    The beak was reattached and ready to paint.

  • Sergio Bustamante Toucan | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    5

    After

    Jeff’s client requested more vibrant colors. The completed, colorful Toucan with added details in the bird's eyes pleased his client.

  • Sergio Bustamante Toucan | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    6

    After

    This full-body shot shows the Toucan’s restored beak and beautiful, vibrant colors!   

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