Where can I get antiques repaired? Trust Artistry in Glass


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Reliable restoration of precious antiques and collectibles is a dying art in this era of Amazon and artificial intelligence, but Artistry in Glass is keeping the historic secrets of craftmanship and craftswomanship alive in the Old Pueblo of Tucson Arizona. Our expert restorers will revive your heirlooms with affection, care, reasonable prices, and fast turnarounds.

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Etched glass at Govinda's Restaurant, Tucson

Customers in the Tucson/Southern Arizona area can get the best possible antique repair service by bringing your broken treasures into our Mid-town workshop.

Follow this link for our contact information, location, and opening hours.

Jump to this section for important FAQ’s

Artistry in Glass rescues your damaged family heirlooms

Watch the video below to see the amazing variety of objects and materials that we can repair. We restore crystal, china, porcelain, glassware, Lladro & Hummel figurines, Waterford & Bacarrat stemware, Steuben, Kosta Boda, and Orrefors crystal, Murano Art glass, Roseville & Rookwood pottery, Pre-Columbian and Native American pottery, Tiffany & slag glass lampshades, ebony, ivory, amber, soapstone, marble, jade, enamel, leaded glass, depression glass, beveled mirrors, lantern glass and more. There is almost no antique that we will not tackle except large furniture and specialty clock repair – although we do replace convex clock and barometer glass.

Customers express their gratitude to Artistry in Glass

A selection of testimonials from grateful and famous customers:

“My wife (and I) were astounded at the quality of your repair work on the broken nativity ceramic! If you didn’t know it had been broken, you’d never know! You and your staff are truly fine, accomplished craftspeople!”  Rich Pfisterer, Tucson, AZ.

“I repaired my heirloom candlestick today and your instructions worked like a charm. Thanks for your consideration in providing not just the adhesive but the custom instructions, Q-tips, and even razor blades!”   Prof. Steven Pinker, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

“Happy just does not even describe the wonderful job this man did for me. Someone else recommended a different crystal repair person. Come to find out he did not even own a shop he wanted me to leave my $650 item with the merchant next door and was talking in the $300 range to repair a broken leg and a missing ear. I found Artistry in Glass who fixed it in one day. The bad gentleman who was first recommended to me wanted three months and quoted $150 to $400. John charged me $50 and did the work in one day. Artistry in Glass was wonderful. And the people who own it are just extraordinary to deal with. Highly, highly recommend their skills and their shop!” Linda Lewis, Tucson, AZ.

Antique stained glass panels remind baby boomers of their idyllic formative years – and have become valuable collectible and decorator items. Look out for hidden treasures at yard and estate sales! Artistry in Glass can restore antique glass.

Racehorse statue gets full orthopedic restoration

Artistry in Glass completes the restoration of Eire’s Link – a model of a racehorse owned by a well-known horse trainer now resident in Tucson. This lucky horse (in real life) was nursed back to health and saved from being put down by his compassionate owner

“Thank you so much for repairing my Waterford mustard jar into a vase. It is beautiful. I am placing it on my office desk where I can see it every day. Also, my teapot lid. I now feel like having tea again. You did a beautiful job on both and I am so pleased. To you and yours a happy holiday season. Yours truly,”  Barbara Hendrix, Peachtree, GA.

Specializing in crystal and glassware repair

Over 30 years of experience has made us experts in the restoration of chipped crystal and glassware. Our scientific background has also taken the mystery out of the problem of cleaning cloudy glasses. See this informative video for details:


 Artistry in Glass also specializes in Tiffany lampshade repair

Take a look at this video for some examples of our skills


Some FAQ’s

Can we trust you? Do you have any more testimonials?

Sure want more evidence? – follow this link to read out genuine Google 5-star testimonials

How long do repairs take? … normally 3 to 5 weeks.

The repair time depends on how much work has to be done. A full restoration can take 3 to 4 weeks. To grind a chip from a wine glass or bowl is usually only a week. Please try to resist calling us about your project: it is very hard to concentrate on skillful painting and other activities when customers are constantly phoning us enquiring about their repair. If you have a real deadline, we will always try to meet it!

What if pieces of broken china are missing?

Don’t worry – we are experts at fabricating missing fingers, arms, legs, petals, finials, funials, fanials, and other appendages.

How should I care for my repaired item?

Care for them with care – adhesives, paints, and fillers are easily degraded by warm liquids. Cleaning should be done using a damp cloth or duster. Never use abrasive cleaners. Restoration paints are susceptible to fading under UV/sunlight – keep indoors.

Can you give repair prices from photographs?

Good images can help us determined if an item can be fixed …

But we can never ever give firm prices from pictures.  Because we never know exactly how easy or difficult the customer will be to work with, or if there is a small missing fragment, or if you are a deceitful individual who is trying to sell the item on eBay (without bothering to tell the buyer) and therefore requires an exceptionally perfect job for an exceptionally low price or a thousand and one other variables that cannot be determined until we meet the customer and see the item.


Having said all this: most of our repairs range from $25.00 to $250.00, but some are less (polishing chips from glassware ($15.00 – $20.00)) and some are more (restoration of 2000-year-old Pre-Columbian figurine smashed into 250 pieces ($4500.00 or more). If you are in the Tucson area – just bring your broken items to our mid-town studio at 2618 E Fort Lowell Road, for a courteous and compassionate prognosis.

If we cannot repair your crystal or china – try Replacements

Artistry in Glass cannot fix broken dinnerware to make it capable of use.  Our china and porcelain repair service is only designed for display pieces. So if you need to replace a broken or cracked dinner plate from your treasured family service – use the link below to search for the pattern.


Artistry in Glass is your source for antique repair in Tucson

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John

I was an exploration geologist and University Professor working in Botswana, Zambia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, and other countries before opening Artistry in Glass in 1986. In my more than 30 years of experience, I have brought my technical abilities as a scientist to the trade of glasswork. In this time I have become an industry expert in glass and glass-related skills. Watch out for special insider tips developed from my detailed knowledge of the glass business.

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