The Traditional Studio

Hertford Art House 37a Cowbridge, Hertford, SG14 1PN Directions

Business overview

Antique and Modern Restoration


Specialist in:

Ceramics & Glass

Stone and Marble Sculpture

Decorative objects

Frame restoration

Oriental Ware

Gilded Objects


Art Deco



Mother of Pearl

Lacquer work

Oil painting repairs

Fan repairs, ivory, lacquer, wood, paper

The Traditional Studio is owned and run my myself Viki Green, I have 30 years experience as a sculpture, mould maker/caster and restorer.

Gaining a degree in Conservation & Restoration at De Montfort University Lincoln, I graduated in 1997 setting up my business the same year.

My first job restoring a frame for Knebworth house...

Previous to my business I worked as a Stone Conservator restoring sculpture, memorials and monuments, spending a year working in St Mary’s Church, Abergavenny restoring and conserving all the tombs in the church mainly alabaster and limestone. Working for Michael Eastham a Sculpture Conservator.

Before I became interested in Conservation I trained as a Theatrical Prop Maker working for Stephen Pyle who was based in Hitchin.

Working on West End shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love and for Glynbourne Opera House to name but a few...

I have also been employed by the National Trust working at Shaw's Corner as a conservation cleaner looking after the house and its contents.

The studio delivers high quality work with an unrivalled level of service where quality, competitive pricing and customer satisfaction are paramount.

The scope of work includes:

Examination, stabilisation, cleaning, stain removal, repair, consolidation and restoration of artifacts to a high standard with the minimum of intervention.

Free estimates and advice. View an extensive portfolio of projects and reports

These days I am based in my studio and no longer do site work.



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This gives an ideal of the type of work I restore.
During Restoration
After Restoration
completed Derby Jug
Before retouching
after retouching enamels
before restoration
after restoration
missing corner moulding
new composition moulding fitted
gilded moulding
restored frame
before restoration
bonded back together and recoloured
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removal of paint layers
bole layer
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gilded scroll detail
before repair
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before restoration
before repair
after restoration
before restoration
after restoration
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Products & Services


antique china




composition work

ivory repair and casting

mother of pearl repair

lacquer work

boulle work

stone/marble repair

oil painting repair and retouching

frame restoration

antique clocks

architectural antiques

collectors' items

oil painting restoration


Excellent repair

Viki repaired a broken ginger jar lid for us. The repair was first class and impossible to see. Very pleased with the result. Most reasonable price. We weiuld have no hesitation in recommending her.
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Viki has been providing restoration services for me in porcelain, wood and lacquer for many years now and I give my unreserved recommendation. She is meticulous in her work and totally reliable. She has always completed her work to time and communicates extremely well with her customers. She gives accurate estimates of costs and have always found her charges to be very reasonable.
Bill Neal
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Viki has restored a number of antiques for both my father and myself over many years.She is always professional and thorough,yet very approachable and friendly.We feel very fortunate to have found Viki and would not go anywhere else and we would highly recommend her first class work. Olwyn Casey
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Highly recommended!

Viki has carried out many top quality ceramic repairs for me, and all at sensible prices. She has a fair, business like approach, and consistently produces excellent results.
Peter Wright
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I have known and used the service of Viki Green for the best part of twenty years.
Most of the work I have had has been china restoration, but have also discovered the wide range of her talent in the conservation of paper, frames, textiles and stone and her ability to turn her hand to conservation of most kinds .
In all my dealing with Viki I have found her to be most professional and business like , methodical and ethical, a real crafts woman who is also highly organised in her paperwork, estimates and delivery times. Rare.
Gordon Gray- Beckwith & Son
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