A crack or chip in a favourite mug or mixing bowl doesn’t have to spell doom for the object. Follow these easy steps to restore your pottery item and lengthen its useful life.
Select the correct slow-drying adhesive for the repair: Use polyvinyl acetate (PVA) or white glue for pottery Use a clear epoxy glue for ironstone, porcelain, and glass.
Dry the pottery item before using the adhesive. Place the pottery item into the oven set at 50ºC or 122ºF. Leave it for 30 minutes. Remove and work on while still warm.
Remove excess glue that has oozed out of the crack or chipped area using a cotton wool ball dampened in alcohol or nail polish remover. Alternatively, use a razor blade or utility knife to scrape away any excess.