The beauty of glass art is simply without compare. From goblets to perfume bottles, to vases, sculptures, and figurines big and small, you’ll find that there are many different types of art glass sculpture. If you are a lover of glass art, chances are you have more than just a few glass pieces around your home.
But as beautiful as it is, art glass sculpture is also very fragile. It seems that no matter where you place glass art, it could be prone to some sort of damage. That’s why it is best to keep it the centerpiece on a large table or on a sturdy shelf, perhaps secured with museum-quality adhesive to ensure it is not tipped or shaken loose.
But sometimes it seems no matter how cautious you are, tragedy can and will strike. Whether your glass art is damaged while you are cleaning, showing off your collection, a result of an unfortunate act of nature, or maybe even that darn cat, glass art can not only be repaired but, quite often it can be completely restored. When tragedy strikes, your first task is to know what to do and whom to call!
Whether your glass art is cracked, chipped or broken, know that while it seems otherwise at that moment, the world truly is not ending. The first thing you need to do is to make sure that you do not cut yourself with any of the shards of glass slivers. Putting on gloves and eye wear are good ideas to ensure your safety.
The next step is to be sure that you carefully collect the glass art object including all big and small pieces. All of these pieces often are very helpful when trying to repair the object. Once again, please use extreme caution and watch where you step; glass shards can be very dangerous.
Look around and be sure you have gathered all visible pieces, then thoroughly vacuum the area to ensure none remain under furniture or within carpet and rug fibers. It is far more advantageous for your vacuum to find these pieces than your bare feet!
The next important step is to make a call to your glass art and Venetian glass repair professional. Don’t know one? Not to worry. A quick Google search will result in quality trained restoration experts, the few able to help you. Even if they are not located nearby, shipping is not complex and is much easier than it seems - and can often result in a truly quality restoration by a seasoned expert.
Upon receipt, the Venetian glass repair professional will carefully examine the damaged piece, assess the situation and then contact you directly to give you an idea of what the possibilities are to repair the piece, as well as the associated costs and timeline. A quality professional will not do any work until they have received your permission to proceed with the work that you both have mutually agreed upon as well as what the cost and timeline will be.
The nature of the repair will vary based upon the extent of the damage. An experienced glass artisan can repair external chips and cracks with good results, and often they can be repaired seamlessly as well. And when a portion of a glass art object has been broken off or is missing, a Venetian glass repair professional will be able to masterfully craft a replacement to make the object whole again.
The key to successful Venetian glass repair is to find an experienced glass restoration artisan. If anyone will be able to bring your glass art back to its original beauty, it’s a professional glass art repair expert.
Do you have a glass art sculpture in need of repair? Are you looking for professional Venetian glass repair in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles? Bokrosh Studio has been performing glass art repair and creating original glass sculptures since 1985. With our 40 years of glass experience, you can be sure your precious glass object is in capable hands. Contact our repair and restoration professionals by calling 206-860-9748.