Your Memories Restored
Our mission and goal at Restoration Arts Studio is to restore your damaged piece of china, porcelain, crystal, sculptures, art work or antique piece to as close to its original shape as possible
We know that your special piece means more to you than a price tag and our 40 years of restoration experience can bring your memories back to life. We also have and art management service to hang and display your collection for your optimum pleasure.
We are capable of repairing many stages of a project, from chips to compound breaks and can complete advanced repairs such as reproducing missing sections, parts and items in a piece. In these days of daily advancement in technology, we are constantly discovering materials to help make your restoration more finite. We work on a variety of materials such as stones (marble, soapstone, alabaster, etc.) china, porcelain, all ceramics, wood,(carved and inlayed), tusk, ivory, bone, glass and crystal, plastics, and Bakelite.
Restoration Arts Studio was born from an original company by the name of Billiard Designs Restorations that was formed in 1972. It’s original scope was the restoration of functional furniture from the ground up which included restructuring, recarving, reinlaying and refinishing. The scope of work migrated into all forms of restoration from china to bisque to art work, stone, leather, metals and other.
In today’s market, there are such an array of materials to help assist conservationist in their quest to do the best restorations. Restoration Arts Studio is always in search of such tools and medias to her in doing a finite job. Our pleasure is knowing we are doing our best to make sure we see a smile on your face when you see your precious item brought back to life.
When an item is damaged, you should save all pieces because they can either be used in the structure of restoration or give the restorer a guide to a piece he might have to reproduce. Be aware that the longer a piece is kept unrestored the more it has a chance of changing properties. A piece has spent all its life whole so when it is broken, it is now expanding and changing. The faster it is restored, the more exact the final product. Finally, please do not attempt to fix porcelain or china pieces by regluing them yourself. The slightest amount of glue that has penetrated an item or can be found on the surface of the piece can completely alter the size or circumference of the piece. This makes restoring an item much more difficult.
Restoration of your heirloom is a very personal and precious event. We understand how valuable and priceless certain items can be and we treat each work in its uniqueness. Considerations are made as to how a piece is broken and how long it has been broken. For instance, furniture is more forgiving because certain flexibility is afforded in patching, reproducing, and emulating a patina to match existing parts. There are many cases when restoration might cost beyond the value of the piece. If applicable, this will be explained to the client and s/he will make the decision as to whether the emotional value would supersede the cost.
Our scope of work includes but is not limited to china, porcelain, crystal and glass, metal items, wood products and furniture, art frames, stone, leather, bone, ivory, horn, art work, and art objects in all mediums. We perform restoration on many areas of porcelains, pottery and art work whether American, European or Asian.
1502 Augusta Dr # 260
Houston, TX 77057
Fax : 713 435-0601
Phone : 713 256-8629 *please contact us for an appointment to review your restoration
Restoration Arts Studio is located in Houston, Texas and will accept items for restoration from anywhere in the US, Canada, and abroad. Please note that transport of the item in need of repair is the responsibility of the customer and must be packed properly for shipping. Customers are welcome and encouraged to contact us for advice on the appropriate packing and shipping methods for the specific item.