Broken Art Restoration, Inc.


Opened in 1980 Broken Art Restoration is Chicago’s oldest established studio specializing in the professional restoration of porcelain, pottery, ceramics, wood, metal, and stone art objects.

Michelle and William Marhoefer, Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, specialize in the invisible restoration of ceramic, porcelain, pottery, plaster, stone, metal, and wood art objects, as well as family heirlooms, collectibles and decorative arts. They have restored over 30,000 art objects since 1980. Their clients include art and antique dealers, galleries, collectors, designers, auction houses, and museums--nationwide. They restore valuable and sentimental pieces, hence the logo of a broken heart. 

There are different levels of repair offered from conservation to restoration. Their invisible restoration is guaranteed to satisfy the most discriminating collector.

Museum-quality invisible repair, missing parts replaced.

Broken Art Restoration, Inc. has been recommended by Chicago Magazine,Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Kankakee Daily Journal, Yes! Magazine,Victoria Magazine, Lake Magazine, and Kovels Fix It Book as well as many antique dealers, collectors, museums, and auction houses. They have been featured on ABC TV News Chicago, CBS TV News Chicago, WGN TV News Chicago, House and Garden TV News and are recommended by Lladro.

Image: 19th Century Austrian Ceramic Dog