China mending for beginners and advanced
Anna Hackett’s china mending classes are intensive and very practical. Students work on a variety of pieces, exploring traditional and modern methods of achieving the very best results. Mending skills, cleaning techniques, separating poorly glued pieces, removing rivets. Bonding single and multiple breaks, sealing cracks, filling chips and holes. Comprehensive modelling skills to replace missing parts. Painting skills and accurate colour matching will be developed to conceal all traces of repair.
There is something extraordinarily pleasing in seeing a damaged treasure restored to perfection, especially if you are able to do it yourself. Since 1985 Anna has been teaching this skill; she is an established and respected china restorer, recommended by Sothebys, and teacher of great experience.
Please bring lots of broken and chipped china on which to work – even pieces which have bits missing. You will be amazed at what can be achieved! Advanced students should bring clean china, mended where possible, ready for painting.
To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
4 days – £275 in The Long Room