Learning pottery restoration.

Post by Sara.

Practice pot before treatment.

Practice pot before treatment.

Gluing the pieces of pottery using Butvar B76 with concentration 3% and 10%.  The Tg is 62-76˚C so this material fits the Iraqi environment.

Gluing sherds together.

Gluing sherds together.

For filling the lost places we have to use three different materials such as plaster, glass micro balloons and epoxy putty.  But before we apply the fill we coat the surface of the joints and around the joints with Acryloid B72.  Also we have to put backing materials behind the fill such as wax or Plastiline.

Wax backing behind losses.

Wax backing behind losses.

Fill in place.

Fill in place.

Painting the fills with acrylic and water colors and trying to choose a color which is close to the original one.

Discussing color choices for inpainting.

Discussing color choices for inpainting.

Practicing inpainting.

Practicing inpainting.

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The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage is a place where people from around the world come to learn and teach about how to care for the heritage of Iraq.
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