Small scale steam cleaning. Glued and doweled together. Four indented repairs to the drapery, and new arm
New hands, nose, small drapery indent. Dogs legs, ears and tail. Indented repair to the base.
Thomas and Kathrine Beauchamp
Replacement for 14th century carvings of Thomas and Kathrine Beauchamp.
St Mary's Church, Warwick.
Carved in Local sand stone
Most sculpture can be improved with gentle cleaning or replacement of missing fingers, and limbs.
Broken original parts of the sculpture can be reattached with resin and stainless steel dowels. Or if missing, new parts for the statue can be carved from appropriate materials, and attached to the main body of the damaged sculpture.
I specialise in ecclesiastic sculpture, and studied figurative modelling and carving, along with classical and gothic drapery, at The City and Guilds of London Art School
I can repair sculpture manufactured from most traditional materials. Plaster, bronze, resin etc. Except terracotta, which can be problematic, because of the shrinkage of the terracotta when it's fired. Making it extremely difficult to get the size of a limb or finger correct. Its best to make a resin replacement limb, or finger, and paint it to look like terracotta.