Restoration and Conservation of Ceramics

What to Bring

  • Notebook, pen and camera if you wish.
  • All materials supplied but there may be a small surcharge depending on usage.

What to Wear

  • Comfortable clothes.

Restoration and Conservation of Ceramics

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Concealing cracks.
  • Joining broken pieces together.
  • Matching surfaces.


Join internationally acclaimed artist and ceramics conservator Penny Byrne at Slow Clay Centre and upskill with all the tricks Penny uses to create her own famous artworks! This 6-week short course will give you many of the rare and specialised techniques used by qualified ceramics conservators and restorers. 

Penny’s recent workshop at Slow Clay Centre was a sell-out so we are doing it all again but in more detail. “Thank you for the workshop. Penny was amazingly generous with her knowledge” Robyn Phelan (artist, writer, curator)

Content: This course comprises six two-hour classes and will provide knowledge about and practice in the magical arts of concealing cracks, joining broken pieces, moulding and modeling to replace lost pieces, colour matching and various surface treatments. 

This workshop will be a rare chance to learn from an expert in a field that is otherwise difficult to access. It is suitable for anyone interested in ceramic restoration whether students, ceramic artists, fixers or future conservators!

This course comprises 6 sessions between 29 April and 3 June, 2014, 6.30 - 8.30 pm. There could be a small surcharge for use of materials above the course provision - depending on usage. 

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