Asked on Jun 11, 2017

Throw it away or keep it? How to fix?

Sandra ChiltonRoxann Daigle Dedah JuddEmmaSurf
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We had a very old stature 25" tall that is very heavy. Someone fell and knocked it over breaking not half way up from the base. No way will glue hold it to put back together. Almost looks like concrete instead of clay and is so heavy. Any ideas of what to repair with or should I toss it? Value is 250.00 when purchased before breaking and had it since 1985.
8 answers
  • Molly Anmar
    Molly Anmar
    on Jun 11, 2017

    I'd use the broken pieces in the garden as art, if I were in your shoes.
    If you'd like to try to repair it, see if this doesn't help:
  • Molly Anmar
    Molly Anmar
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Sorry, that's a bad link. This is the better one:
  • Dan11209365
    Dan11209365
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Just an idea... Maybe you could drill a hole into both pieces, then place a metal rod down the center to hold it together... If that works, then see if you can find some clay to put on it to make it look like it is one piece! Hope that helps...
  • FL
    FL
    on Jun 11, 2017

    If you had a way to attach a photo of the statue as it is right now in two pieces, as well as a shot that shows what material it is made of, it might open up more suggestions and ideas. I hope you decide to keep it even if you have to give it new life in a different form!!!! "Art is anything you can get away with."-Andy Warhol.
  • Suzette
    Suzette
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Hi Sandra, here's a fix it video that may help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlwzYFQW0rA

    Good luck!
  • EmmaSurf
    EmmaSurf
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Locrite (not sure if I spelled correctly) makes a block adhesive and Quikrete makes a bonding adhesive for concrete. Both should work. I also bonded some broken concrete with a tube of epoxy type adhesive for swimming pool repair (gunite not vinyl pools) which worked well in a wet environment. J-B Weld is my fav adhesive but I haven't tried one for concrete, but I'd bet it would be good.

    Also though if you've had it that many years, and aren't in love with it, putting the pieces in the garden instead of repairing it might give it a new life.
  • Roxann Daigle Dedah Judd
    Roxann Daigle Dedah Judd
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Thin set
  • Sandra Chilton
    Sandra Chilton
    on Jun 11, 2017

    I went back and looked and it's made of Durastone material and mixed crushed stone mixture. Made in 1952 to 1970's Vintage Asian Kwan Yin, female immortal Austin Sculpture.
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