Shona Sculpture Restoration
Lori Austin Gallery has been working with the Shona Artist's of Zimbabwe and the Shona Sculpture since 1991. We're occasionally asked if damaged sculptures can be repaired.
We confidently refer collectors to a Restoration Specialist that has over 20 years of experience and trained directly with some of the top Shona artists. He offers free consultations to determine what the most economical solution is for your particular needs.
We have categorized types of damage that can occur for easier explanation.
Refurbishment, or bringing the color and brilliance back to a sculpture that has been dulled by outdoor direct sunlight. Here is a before and after:
Scratches and Chips:
This is when a sculpture has been chipped, scratched, or basically any type of damage that occurs and the piece remains in tact. Here is a before and after example of this type of damage:
Completely Broken into multiple pieces:
A Sculpture has been broken into multiple pieces and all of the pieces are available. Below, before and after: