quarzsprung restoration

references: conservation - restoration - reconstruction - replicas

1990-2000

own pottery workshop, making woodfired stoneware in a two-chambered downdraft kiln. Construction of several wood firing kilns. National and international ceramic art exhibitions.

2000

Closure of workshop and removal to England to study 'The Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics and Related Materials' at West Dean College, Chichester.

since 2001

member of UKIC (United Kingdom Institute for the Conservation and Restoration of Historic and Artistic Works), 2005 restructured and renamed to ICON, The Institute of Conservation.

2002

End of studies, PG Diploma, Pass with Distinction.

2002-2003

Working full time at Sarah Baker Restoration in London as a restorer for ceramics, glass and related materials. Contracts with reputable London auction houses and antique dealers such as Christies, Sotheby's, Bonham, Marchant, Jonathan Horne, Errol Manners, McPherson etc.

2003-2007

Full time employment at The British Museum as a Conservator and Senior Conservator of Ceramics and Glass.

2007

Return to Germany. Establishing own workshop for Conservation/ Restoration of Ceramics, Glass and related Materials.

Contract work for private clients and the public sector such as

the Antikenmuseum im Schnoor/ Bremen,
the Städtisches Museum/ Braunschweig,
the Museum Schloss Fasanerie/ Fulda,
the Vorderasiatisches Museum/ Berlin,
the Museum für Islamische Kunst/ Berlin,
the Antikenmuseum Berlin,
the Museum für Kommunikation/ Berlin,
the Bröhan-Museum/ Berlin,
the Ostfriesische Landesmuseum Emden,
the Ostpreußische Landesmuseum Lüneburg,
the Mitte Museum Berlin.

Occasional teaching at the HTW Berlin (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft), in conservation and restoration.

  • porcelain
  • stoneware
  • earthenware
  • fayence
  • majolica
  • terracotta
  • brick
  • clay
  • precious stone
  • stone
  • glass
  • enamelled ware
  • amber
  • mother of pearl
  • ivory
  • tortoise shell
  • bakelite
  • bone
  • tiles
  • architectural ceramics
  • sculptures
  • archaeological objects
  • ceramic art
  • antiquities
  • jewellery
  • gems
  • stone objects
  • archaeological glass
  • chandeliers
  • mirrors
  • flat glass
  • vessel glass
  • glass objects
  • enamelled metal
  • cloisonné
  • ceramics
  • glass
  • stone
  • related materials
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