Repairing a soapstone ornament

Repairing a soapstone ornament

Soapstone is beautiful to look at and to touch and a fantastic material from which to make ornaments. The structure of the material which makes it so nice to look at and work with means that it is also susceptible to breakage if roughly handled or dropped. However, it...
Oil painting & frame for restoration

Oil painting & frame for restoration

Every painting, every frame, every ornament, every objet d’art receives the same professional care and attention when it comes in to Gadsby’s for cleaning, repair or restoration. But, like everybody else, we have preferences and some articles seem more...
Small ornament repairs

Small ornament repairs

Many of the ornament repair projects we undertake are quite complex jigsaws. Sometimes with dozens of pieces needing careful reconstruction and repainting. But, we also repair many small ornaments and figurines where there are just two or three pieces needing...
Elephant Ornament Repair

Elephant Ornament Repair

Elephant ornament damaged by the frost This 3’6″ high elephant ornament was accidentally exposed to frost which caused damage. Probably the biggest ornament the restoration team at Gadsby’s have worked on – in recent years at least. It was a...

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