Silvie L. presents an old-new project: Do not give up on your favorite pieces only because you dropped them on the ground!
The subbrand maestro came into existence through a fusion of ceramics, porcelain, and illustrations. Silvie never wanted to produce new pieces. There are enough beautiful things in the world as it is, and (as it turns out) working with existing antique or bazaar pieces is more fun and a challenge as well.
The next – logical – step was not only to discover unwanted pieces set aside by people and send them further on into the world, but it is mainly to offer those who, for some reason, value and cherish their favorite piece the chance to use it even after it was damaged or worn out.
Your grandmother’s cup, a teapot from the wedding set, a glass from Budapest, a plate from China, a pitcher left at your weekend house by its original owners, a sugar bowl that you got from your girlfriend. All these items age with you and they provide evidence for your life. They survived the many moves, being imported from abroad, being handled by other people, and being washed in your new dishwasher. And when they break, or a handle falls off, or if the lid breaks – you cannot simply throw them away!
We offer repairs, and individual and careful replacement of the missing part so that your item would still be fully functional, and so that maybe it would attain value precisely through what happened to it and how it was treated. We use techniques such as tinkering, metal assembly, and materials such as silver, and noble metals with the possibility of a surface finish, etc.
And then there are items without any historical or personal heritage that you feel sorry to throw into the trash can but that you simply do not want anymore. We give them a more standard repair and sell them forward so that somebody else might enjoy them.
So far we have worked with porcelain, china, and glass. Often the repairs are done in cooperation with selected craftsmen (tinkers, basket weavers, craft smiths) – and they are no ordinary repairs!
If you have some items you love or items that are in need of repair, do not hesitate to contact us.
Silvie and Adela