and Restoration of Ceramics
Susan Buys and Victoria Oakley
Part I: The Technology of ceramics
The deterioration of ceramics
Prevention care of ceramics
Examination and Recording.
Part II: The development of ceramics conservation
Removal of previous restoration materials
Reinforcement and consolidation
Replacement of lost material
Retouching: the theory
Retouching: the practice.
Part III: planning and equipping the studio
Materials for ceramics conservation.
Part IV: Displaying and mounting ceramics
Details on techniques are given in a series of chapters covering
the restoration and conservation processes, but the emphasis is
on the basic principles involved in the choice of materials and
methods. The nature and properties of materials commonly in use
are fully discussed and guidance is given on the facilities and
equipment needed. Also covered in the book are old restoration materials
and methods, the ethics of ceramics conservation, examination and
recording, display treatments and emergency procedures. Now in paperback,
this book will be invaluable to practising conservators and readers
of conservation as well as of interest to museum curators and collectors.