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glued/repaired sculpture

updated fri 28 feb 97


Hatton on fri 7 feb 97

I have marked down GLAZED clay sculpture as seconds, but if it isn't
glazed or only a small part of the assembled piece is glazed and then
glued to the rest, I don't see anything wrong with glueing or repairing
sculpture. Sometimes bad things happen in kilns. I recently was
given a lovely huge book about terra cotta sculpture from the 16th
century on. I was pleased to find several items cherished in collections
that "were damaged in firing and repaired." In the good old days
of ceramic sculpture, it was common to assemble several figures in a
group that had been fired separately and if they'd had epoxy back then,
I think they would have used it.


Fred and Grace Hatton
Hawley, PA