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CERAMIC
RESTORATION PROCESS

Sergio Bustamante

Toucan Egg

This Toucan Egg was badly damaged when Jeff received the piece in his restoration studio. The sculpture was faded and peeling. Two broken birds were previously glued on making the professional restoration labor more intensive.

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

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    1

    Before

    The baby toucans were lifting from the egg, and the egg’s finish was peeling off the raw ceramic.

  • Sergio Bustamante Toucan Egg | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    2

    Before

    The birds were faded from sun and had moisture damage. 

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    3

    During

    The paint, which was lifting off this piece, had to be scraped off to the bare ceramic. 

  • Sergio Bustamante Toucan Egg | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    4

    During

    While scraping off the old surface, Jeff carefully preserved the Bustamante signature in order to restore around it.

  • Sergio Bustamante Toucan Egg | Jeff Meyer Art | Ceramic Restoration

    5

    During

    The surface was patched and sanded several times returning the egg to its original, smooth texture.  

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    6

    After

    No more sun-faded beaks! The egg and babies were flawlessly repainted and restored to their original condition.

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    7

    After

    Although the intricate work is tedious and time consuming, hand sanding and attention to complex details are Jeff’s specialties! 

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    8

    After

    The birds are now more vibrant and detailed. The eye-catching, colorful sculpture really pops!

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