Our Services

CONSERVATION-RESTORATION

We specialise in the restoration, preservation and care of items from antiquity to the present day.  The type of materials we work on includes:

  • Un-fired and low-fired ceramics (e.g. archaeological material)
  • Earthenware (e.g. delftware; majolica)
  • Terracotta
  • Stoneware
  • Bone China
  • Porcelain 
  • Architectural ceramics (e.g. tile panels)
  • Decorative Glass
  • Ancient Glass
  • Flat Glass
  • Marble
  • Alabaster
  • Jade
  • Other related materials

Interventive Conservation

Edge provides services to stabilise and repair items, maintaining the integrity of the object and preventing further deterioration. It is often necessary to completely rebuild an item that is broken in many pieces or replace large missing areas; restoring it to a known appearance, which is done using only highly specialist materials and techniques proven not to damage the object. Repairs can often be finished invisibly but a distinction between original and non-original can be respected where required.

Preventive Conservation

General wear-and-tear, ageing processes, environmental changes and poor handling can cause damage to objects. It is vital to store, display and, when necessary, transport and handle antiques and artefacts in a way that safeguards their delicate nature. We can survey objects and advise on storage and display solutions for your collections, as well as ensuring that collections are protected appropriately during transit. Additionally, we can provide guidance on handling, cleaning and maintenance of individual items in the home.

OTHER SERVICES

With over 30 years combined experience and knowledge of working with large public collections we can offer:

  • Condition Assessments and Collections Surveys
  • Advice on conservation-restoration strategies for collections
  • Advice on strategies for decant/recant and exhibition installation
  • Documentation to facilitate loans of items and collections
  • Mount making
  • Exhibition Installation
  • Training and Seminars related to numerous aspects of Ceramic, Glass and Related Materials Conservation