Some qualities to look for in an antique glass repair artist include experience, technique, artistic ability and specialization. The repair artist should communicate effectively and provide an honest assessment of the condition of the piece.
An experienced glass repair artist is more likely to perform quality repair. Look for artists who have been in the business at least 10 years. Ask for references, and call them to get a sense of the artist’s capabilities and services.
Next, ask the glass repair artist the steps they intend to take to fix the item. Whenever possible, the repair artist should get rid of the damage permanently rather than cover it up. A professional should also take measurements and be knowledgeable in dealing with the specific piece.
A good glass repair artist should have technical knowledge in glass repair and artistic skill in order to blend the color and design of the piece. The finished work should come as close to the original as possible.
Lastly, look for a glass repair artist that specifically deals in glass-work, restoration and repair. This indicates that the artist is passionate, skilled and specialized in dealing with the particular piece. It is a good idea to visit a number of glass repair artists before making a final decision.