Located in Ellisville, Missouri, Hamlin’s Restoration Studio is family owned and operated.
Gloria Hamlin, Owner and Master Restorer, has been restoring antiques and collectibles since the early 1990s. Her many years of experience and training in both American and European restoration techniques is your guarantee that every time you use Hamlin’s you are receiving the utmost care and professional quality. Her professional training includes the South African Academy of Ceramic Conservation. She is a recognized lecturer and instructor in ceramic restoration since 1999.
The studio has been featured in magazines, newspapers, radio and television. Click this link to see an interview with KSDK, St. Louis NBC affiliate and Hamlin’s Restoration.
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PATTI REUSS, Conservator and Studio Manager
Patti has been working with her mother, Gloria, since 2003. She is an expert in reassembling items that are broken in dozens if not hundreds of pieces. It is Patti’s responsible to ensure that items are properly cleaned and dismantled. She also manages the day to day operation of the studio, work assignments and oversees packing and shipping. When not at the studio Patti enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and training her dog, Quinn, one of CCOs who oversees everything.
ANNIE SMITH PIFFEL, Senior Restorer
Annie has been working at Hamlin’s as an artist/restorer since 2012. A very talented painter, she is a master at matching color, airbrushing and meticulously hand painting detail. Her specialty is restoring Hummels, American Art Pottery and collectibles of every type. Annie is also a well-known art teacher in the St. Louis area and works with students of all skill levels; professionals, seniors, children and disabled adults. She is also the proud owner of Jackson, the other CCO at the studio.
CARRIE WILSON, Artist/Restorer
Carrie is a very talented mosaic artist who joined Hamlin’s in 2016. Her primary responsibility is the highly demanding task of perfectly filling chips and cracks on reassembled items and then flawlessly abrading in preparation for painting. In addition, Carrie makes missing pieces by sculpting and casting. She is our jill-of-all-trades and tackles any job assigned to her no matter how large or daunting.
RACHEL MISKALL, Artist/Restorer
Another very talented painter and sculptor, Rachel’s responsibilities include airbrushing and hand painting fine porcelains such as Meissen, Old Paris and Lladro. She masterfully sculpts and hand builds flowers and other small missing parts. Her many other talents include creating beautiful pottery, singing, raising bees and chickens and being Mommy to her two little children.
QUINN AND JACKSON – Chief Canine Officers
All of the artists and technicians at Hamlin’s have been thoroughly trained in conservation based techniques.