REPAIR ESTIMATE REQUEST
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This form is required to receive an estimate.

* * * Please fill ONE FORM PER ITEM * * *
  • 1: ABOUT YOU

  • 2: ABOUT YOUR VALUABLE

  • Examples: Plate, sculpture, vase, etc.
    Please do not enter multiple items per form
  • ** We do not repair glass objects **

  • e.g., 8" tall and 4" wide.
    Objects larger than 24" or heavier than 25 lbs require specific delivery requirements - please call to discuss (302-339-5498)
  • Do not count small fragments
    (smaller than a grain of rice)
  • Charges will depend on glue type used and removal difficulty
  • Any part larger than a grain of rice size
    is a "missing piece"
  • Required for insurance purposes
  • 3: REPAIR LEVELS

  • 1) BEST LEVEL BUDGET: This option provides you with a complete restoration process for ceramic, china, pottery, porcelain, sculpture (stone or metal) items. It includes removing old glues (if any with possibly additional fee), preparing surfaces for cementing, mending broken pieces using archival clear two part heavy duty epoxy with 3,700 PSI tensile / shear strengths heated at 140 degrees F for optimum curation. This restoration level also includes filling in gaps, chips or missing pieces. Larger missing pieces will be sculpted. Repaired surfaces will be sanded, polished and primed. This process includes testing and verifying surfaces with UV / Black Light for smoothness. The last step is matching shades and colors, glazing to the right reflection level (e.g., matt, glossy or anything in between) with a clear coating providing very hard finish.

    2) MID LEVEL BUDGET (save about 15 - 25% of Best Level cost): This option is similar to the above but surface smoothness and color matching may be less perfect and we pay less attention to bottom and inside of vessels. Choose this option if having a perfect surface area and / or precise color or glaze matching are not that important to you. The difference between Best and Mid level to a casual observer is nominal except for bottom or inside of vessel where less detailed work was implemented. It will still be a very acceptable job.

    3) KINTSUGI - translation from Japanese means "golden joinery". This technique transforms broken ceramic or china vessels into beautiful works of art using gold effect and lacquer / epoxy to enhance breaks or the attachment of shards and in doing so giving an aesthetically pleasing and unique way to repair broken pottery. Gold effect is not the only color of Kintsugi repair. Other powdered metals can be used as well, including silver, bronze or copper. This option is often less costly repair than our Mid and Best level repairs.
  • 4: OTHER INFORMATION

  • 5: USAGE LIMITATION AND COST

  • ** In order to receive an estimate,
    the above limitation statements is
    required to have a selection of
    "Yes" acknowledging these limitations.
  • Please select "Yes" acknowledging
    the above information in item B
  • 6: PHOTOS - a must have

    Include clear photos showing the whole
    item and the broken pieces face up
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Lakeside Pottery Studio
18766 John J Williams Hwy Unit 4,
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971