It must be very satisfying to be able skillfully to bring back to life and looks a favourite ornament which is broken or a chair which has a started to wobble. And if it is everyday ware and not antiques we are talking about, it must be equally satisfying to be able to ensure that chipped plates are a thing of the past and need no longer be discarded.
However, ‘skillfully’ is probably the operative word, since a botched repair on a real antique can diminish the value and make it harder to have a professional job done. So start your career as a restorer on the kitchen crockery and work upwards only in line with your skills!
See: a comprehensive article on the subject of china repairs: http://www.chinaglassrepair.com/
There are also some helpful text books: http://www.amazon.com/Repairing-Restoring-China-Glass-Method/dp/B0000EGPWU
For DVD courses in repairing: http://www.antqrestoration.com/
For professional courses:http://www.westdean.org.uk/cms.cgi/site/restor/diploma/ceramics/index.htm
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