As an artistic medium, glass is one of the most striking yet also one of the most fragile mediums. Prone to damage or breakage, far too many glass sculptures are abandoned under the mistaken assumption that they cannot be repaired or restored without glaringly obvious scars. However, thanks to highly skilled and expertly trained glass restorers like Michael Bokrosh, glass conservation is absolutely possible, and damaged blown glass art pieces may well be able to be restored to a nearly flawless state.
Glass sculpture is a more diverse category than you may think because the creation of one glass sculpture can be completely different in the materials and techniques employed on another. Consider this scenario: a sports car is built using completely different materials and processes than a farm tractor, and while both are technically motorized vehicles, a mechanic would not approach an engine repair on these items in the exact same manner, using the exact same materials. The same analogy applies to antique glass repair. The restorer must understand the type of glass, as well as the techniques used in its construction, so that the repair strategy best matches the unique qualities of the piece. Art glass conservation requires specialized knowledge of the many specific glass eras as well as extensive experience, and with over 42 years in focusing on the restoration of glass, Michael Bokrosh specializes in repairing and restoring antique glass to its former glory.
Just because glass is inherently fragile does not mean that we should accept a total loss as inevitable after damage or breakage. Can every blown glass art piece be fully restored with no blemishes? Of course not. However, Michael knows that damaged pieces can often be repaired to near perfection, ones that many owners had once given up on. Above all else, Michael values the trust that his clients place in him and his reputation for excellence demonstrates his commitment to quality in both his craftsmanship and in all of his endeavors.
If you have a glass sculpture in need of restoration in San Francisco, Los Angeles or Chicago, New York City, a glass art conservation specialist can help. Bokrosh Studio has been restoring glass art - and completing the finest in glass art repairs - since 1985. With our 42 years of glass experience, you can be assured your piece is in the very best of hands. Contact our restoration professionals by calling 206-860-9748.