Join Samantha Springer, owner and principal of Art Solutions Lab, to get a refresher on the various types of ceramics typically found in collections and general care practices. She will discuss a variety of cleaning methods used on ceramics including current conservation techniques so you are familiar with them when working with a conservator. The majority of the presentation will focus on methods that can be carried out by collections care staff and volunteers. A live demonstration of the most useful cleaning practices will be given.
Samantha Springer established Art Solutions Lab, a cultural heritage and fine art conservation practice, in Portland, OR in 2020. She provides collections care, courier, display mount, and treatment services for sculpture and variable art to regional arts and culture organizations, museums, artists, and private collectors. Her practice grows from a foundation of work at institutions with broad fine art collections and organizations with anthropological collections from around the world ranging from the Cleveland Museum of Art to the Field Museum of Chicago and National Museum of the American Indian. While Samantha remains a generalist due to the nature of her job, she has a particular interest in preventive conservation, sustainability, and working with living artists and cultural representatives as a means towards preserving less tangible aspects of artwork, such as artist’s intent.
This webinar is part of a 2020-2021 webinar series, Hands On! Practical Conservation for the Collections Professional, presented by RC-WR featuring hands-on demonstrations by professional conservators of basic conservation skills that you can put to use with your own collection. Conservators will also lay down some guidelines that show you how to conduct a conservation condition survey and determine when it's time to call in a professional.
This webinar is sponsored by our Tier 1 Sponsor, Cooke's Crating - thank you for your support!