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Broken dish

Does anyone know of the best way to fix a broken dish? One of my favorite ceramic bowls broke on the rim, and I hate to throw it out if there's a way I can fix it. It's a very clean break.

asked by petitbleu over 4 years ago

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JAC
JAC
added over 4 years ago

If this is a dish that is very special to you, you may want to consider having it restored. I had a piece of my mother's china restored after a clean break right down the middle. I can't remember what I paid. I remember it wasn't cheap but it was worth it. The company I used is in Massachusetts. Check out restorationservices.com

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petitbleu
added over 4 years ago

Thanks! That's helpful, although it's not really an heirloom dish--just one that I love. I probably won't pay to have it shipped and repaired.

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Pegeen
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added over 4 years ago

The 2nd paragraph in this Martha Stewart article describes repairing dishes. Works very well, I've used these instructions.
http://www.marthastewart...

For anyone else reading who has fine / valuable / treasured china, agree with JAC above, use a professional service. Also it often costs less to replace the piece from a finder service, like replacements.com, rather than paying for restoration.

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petitbleu
added over 4 years ago

Thanks! This is really helpful. I would look for a replacement, but it's a one-of-a-kind piece made by a potter I used to know. Thank you so much.

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Pegeen
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added over 4 years ago

Try the Martha version (it works). But limit coffee to 1 cup before having to sit and hold the pieces together. ;-)

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cookbookchick
added over 4 years ago

Duco Cement! My dad used it to mend things when I was a kid and now, years later, I still use it. Amazing fix for broken china. After I repaired a plate from my daughter's set,it was impossible to detect without close inspection. And it lasts! You can find it on Amazon if your local stores don't carry it.

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petitbleu
added over 4 years ago

Thanks so much for the response. I'm sure I can pick some of that up at my local hardware store.