Marsha M. (Nanaimo, B.C., Canada) You did an incredible job of repairing all the breaks. The ear especially looks like nothing ever happened. You have magically erased all the breaks which makes you nothing short of a miracle worker. A true magician. I can't thank you enough.
Karen A. (Wilmot, NH.) Thanks for another great job. Can’t hardly tell where the repair was.
Ron A. (Napa, Ca.) I received this afternoon the sugar bowl I had sent you for repairs. I can't tell you how happy I was to see the wonderful craftsmanship in the repair. You are a master. I can't tell where the chip was nor see any difference under strong light. I am very pleased.
Patty F. (Ca.) She is perfect! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Karen L. (Ca.) Absolutely amazing!! The Imari plate arrived in Florida in great shape thanks to your packing
and I want to again thank you. Your artistic prowess is truly a gift
and I am so grateful for the time and attention you put into this
Thank you! Thank you!
Marc M. You did such a beautiful job in restoring the little pepper shaker and plate I sent you, I wanted to send you a thank you. For someone with such talent and experience, this job might not have been inspiring, but it meant a lot to me.
Lois C. (Glastonbury, Ct.) I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful repair to the chocolate cup. Meghan sent me a photo today and it is perfection.
David B. (Concord, CA) I can’t begin to express how absolutely delighted I am over the job you did restoring a treasured, irreplaceable piece of ceramic sculpture. I was devastated when I thought I had lost it due to an accident, and I assumed that it was beyond repair. Not only did you restore the piece convincingly, no one, probably not even the artist who created it, would likely notice it had ever been damaged. I could not be more pleased.
Robyn M. (Santa Clara, Ca.) I wanted to let you know that the plates arrived today. They look amazing. Your work is so detailed, the color matching is perfect...I'm in awe. I know these are just silly plates but they mean the world to me.
Kari O. (Ca.) Martin, You are amazing! All of them look perfect. Thank you.
Mitchell H. (Fairfield, Ca.) Thank you Martin. Please find photos of my Wedgwood & Bentley / Wedgwood Egyptian Canopic Collection c. 1769 - 1880. Sphinx pairs c. 1785 - 1795. The Canopic vase was received in good order. I am over the moon with the results. You certainly met all my expectations and beyond. I am particularly amazed by the smooth interior.
Mike R. (New York) The globe arrived safely Saturday evening, and I unpacked it later that night. So very pleased with your skill and thoughtful reassembly of the pieces and filling of the gaps!! Knew it would not be as before, but I cannot pick up on the joinder of the pieces. Casual observer would not detect the gaps, and it takes me some searching to find them knowing they are there. Your skill in working with alabaster is superb! I lit up the globe, and was amazed at how varied the material - even in the top piece of the globe - is in color and density. One of the filled areas seems to continue in a lighter finger of the original material downward. I put a softer light in the globe this time. When unlit, the surface is incredible smooth. In any event, so nicely done on your part!!! Thank you ever so much!!!
Robert D. (Cloverdale, Ca.) Just a note to let you know how pleased I was with your workmanship. I was concerned that my mothers dish would never look the same after I had dropped it during moving, but I was wrong. You couldn't even tell where it was chipped after it was repaired. Thanks again. I would recommend your services to others.
Portia M. (Santa Rosa, Ca.) After watching a video of this repair: Wow!! That was so fun to get to watch the whole process. I can't thank you enough Martin, for the quality and affordability of the work you do.
I don't think I told you the story behind this duck- it actually isn't mine, but my partner's. He used to keep it in his pocket when he was little and take it everywhere. His family emigrated to the US when he was 7 and this duck is the only keepsake he still has from his childhood. He broke it during a fight we had when we were younger (and dumber) 6 years ago and I kept meaning to see if it could be repaired, but never got around to it.
Anyhow, this was all a surprise for him and he was overjoyed to see his duck restored to its former glory. Items like this, full of memories and sentimentality, are priceless and that makes your craftsmanship truly indispensable. Thank you so much!
George D. (San Anselmo, Ca.) A family heirloom, a plate that was in the family for a long time was knocked over and broken. I was in distressed, heart broken, thinking that this beautiful plate that has been in my family for generations was destroyed. Broken into so many pieces I thought there was no chance for repair. Then I came across Martin of Tesserak Studios, who told me that he could repair and it will be as good as new. And good to his word, when the job was completed and went to pick the plate up, it was perfect. You would never have known it was ever broken. An Amazing job. A true artist with great skills. I highly recommend Tesserrak Studios to repair any of your valuables or family heirlooms. You will be happy with the results.
Sally A. (San Francisco, Ca.) I have been meaning to write to you for months to thank you for your incredible repair job on my Imari lamp. As you know, the lamp came to you with one side having been damaged quite significantly. There was a large triangular opening along the bottom of the lamp. I brought each and ever piece that I had and left the lamp with you. I had read that you were the “go to” person that Gumps recommended but the results of your work on my lamp was even greater than I could have imagined. Simply put: you can no longer tell where the lamp was broken. It is a beautiful job. Thanks.
Stanley C. (Petaluma, Ca.) You are a gifted artist! It does not look like it was ever broken!!! Your Video is fantastic and shows the level of expertise you have. I am speechless! You are definitely one of approved partners going forward. Please accept my sincere thank you!
Gabrielle C. (Santa Rosa, Ca.) My mom and I brought 5 crystal and ceramic items for Martin to repair. When we arrived Martin greeted us. He graciously and very clearly explained the steps that he would take to bring our valuables back to the way they were originally. One of the items I had was a Tiffany ice bucket. Martin explained that after the repair was completed, we would only see a slightly cloudy spot on the area that was repaired. He also told us that to the naked eye most people would never see it. He was absolutely correct. I have never met anyone who could repair valuables like Martin does. His many years of experience can be seen in his work. He truly is an expert and the time he took to explain his process and show us examples of what our finished items would look like was exemplary. I wish I had not tossed out the chipped Waterford wine glasses I did in the past because Martin could have easily repaired them at a much lower cost than it cost me to replace them. Thank you Martin, you truly are a magician and master in your field!
Liz N. (Sebastopol, Ca.) Martin's work is simply spectacular. Both the pot lid and the baby bootie are perfect. There is no evidence of any restoration on either object. His prices are reasonable for the amazing work he does. Thanks again for the beautiful work.
Mr. O (N.Ca.) Thank you Martin for sharing this video with me. I find the process and the detail work fascinating. You have the talent and patience, and I along with other customers are fortunate to have your services available. Just wanted to express my thanks for the outstanding work you’ve done, resorting my ceramic blue vase. You are an artist ,and it’s reflected in your restoration work!! Thank you again, I’m a delighted customer.
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Elliot and Elinor M . (Menlo Park, Ca.)
Many years ago we had brought a broken Hutchenrutter bird to the shop in Santa Rosa and were amazed and pleased with the results. This time we brought you a broken antique french vase that had been made into a lamp (one of a pair.) The lamp is French glass and gold wire where the break was and now it is seamless and it works. Your workmanship is outstanding and now it is difficult to see which one was broken. THANKS!
In addition, we also brought you a Meissen dinner bell which had been broken in two places and was missing its clapper. Your repair work on this Meissen piece is superb and the bell now has a clapper which looks fantastic and its sound is strikingly clear.
Martin you are our restoration person in the San Francisco area as you work is just amazing. Thanks again for everything and for doing you restoration in a timely basis.
Freddi W. (San Francisco, Ca.) (Lladro repair)
Today I finally got to the post office to pick up my Madonna and Child and she looks absolutely perfect !! Thank you so much for all your efforts to make her look so good and as if nothing had ever happened. I will keep your contact details just in case I ever need your services again and I will also recommend you to other people I know who have any porcelain issues.
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