I do statue repair work primarily on Austin Sculptures which is my specialty. I have been doing restoration work on Austin Sculptures for several years since they went out of business in 2009, making them non-replaceable.
Some Austin Sculptures were cast in metal and unfortunately we cannot repair these types of sculptures. Most Austin Sculptures are made of fiberglass or a Durastone type product. Durastone is a plaster based product that has a polymer such as Forton in it to make it strong like ceramic. These types of sculptures I have no problem repairing. I also have all the Austin colors so you can have faith that your restored piece will match the original finish.
The first step if you have a broken sculpture is to collect all of the pieces you can find. This is important as it serves as a road map to restoring your sculpture to its original form, and keeps the sculpting down to a minimum.
The price to restore a sculpture varies depending on many factors such as:
- If the sculpture hollow cast
- The size of the piece
- Number of fractures
- Is the base broken and/or wooden or other material
- The type of finish on the piece
- Textured or smooth surface
I know your sculpture has great sentimental value. My workmanship is of the highest quality and I take pride in my work. I have not yet run into an Austin Sculpture I could not restore. Please call for a free consultation and price quote.
If you have a piece that you are trying to find out more information about you can go here to Artifact Collectors to ask questions about Austin sculptures.