A selection of images of Our Lady (Church approved for devotion) - wearing different coloured garments.
Its always best to have a professional repair items; realistically though, simple breaks which may need to be addressed promptly - (especially if its days before the school crib display!) do little harm. Minor amateur repairs are usually reversible and cause few problems during restoration.
Most statues are repairable - and while I love the challenge of transforming a figure from broken to beautiful; occasionally, its more prudent to replace a figure and start from scratch.
Here is a case of such below;
This Nativity set arrived in a very poor condition; it had been over - repaired with unsuitable materials, and generally under - cared for in terms of the multiple breaks and fractures present. Fortunately, I was able to salvage eight from the total of eleven... (see results at foot of post)
I'd always contributed artwork to my Parish of Holy Rosary; I'd used it to help the children understand their faith whenever needed. Along side this, I had restored small pieces of devotional statuary for those who sought me out.
New Arrivals - two sacred heart statues to be restored in time for the feast of the Sacred Heart in June...
Before beginning restoration, one of the first things I do take some photographs. I can then refer to these for reference should I need to replicate specific details.
Lewis and Lewis
is a Catholic family run business: specialising in statue restoration, and church interior projects.
Jeanette is a professional sculptor/fine artist and designer; husband David is a traditional upholsterer/technician.
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