Karel Doormanlaan 220
3572 NZ Utrecht
tel. 06 10 79 48 75

Restoration of ceramics, glass and related materials

Porcelain, aerthenware, stoneware, glass, reverse glass paintings, enamel, plaster, marble/alabaster

by Maud Schermer, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Do you have something that is damaged, modern or antique? Don't hesitate to inquire about the possibilities (in terms of restoration). From a small object at home inherited from grandparents, to the object in a museum. Everything is possible. Originally trained as an arthistorian, after some years I had the feeling I wanted to do something that combined my love for the old to practical hands on work. I went to the Instituut Collectie Nederland (ICN/Rijksdienst voor Cultureel erfgoed) for a 4 year training. Now I have everything from Delft aerthenware, to Chinese porcelain or ''Leerdam'' glass in my hands. A professional restoration can give back the object its former splendour. The treatments are reversable, and the materials used are carefully chosen (glue and retouching materials that are chemically tested and stable, not the ones you can by ''everywhere''). Be smart with objects that are important for you and your family.

Ceramics: from archeological objects and tiles to dinerware and modern sculptures. Chinese "kraak" en kangxi porcelain, Loosdrechts and Amstel porcelain, Delft aertheware, 20th century ceramics etc...

Glass: apart from glasses or vases think about stained glass, parts of chandeliers, reverse glass paintings and modern studio glass .

Related materials: plaster, enamel, certain types of stone.

I work for individual clients, antique dealers, museums.