About Us

The Chief Artist

Dipti Fernandes is a restorer/conservator qualified by the South African Institute of Objects Conservation. She has restored porcelain, glass, ceramic, paper, and metal objects. These objects may have national heritage, private collection or sentimental value.

Dipti has been an artiste for the past 48 years. She has exhibited her art work solo and jointly. Her talents are in water color, charcoal, pencil, pastels, oil, acrylic and collages.

  • 2000 – Solo exhibition of 80 artworks of landscapes, wildlife, people, flora and fauna
  • 2001-2002 – Joint exhibitions with Kenyans artifacts Asian origin at Alliance Francaise, Ramoma Gallery and Arte Fairs
  • Designed logo for The Colobus Sanctuary of Kenya
  • 1995 onwards – completed health farm interiors; wall murals for All Africa Hindu Council conference and private homes
  • 1990 onwards – taught children, ‘O’, ‘A’ level students and adults various art forms
  • 1966 onwards – developed fine art skills

Her work has been acquired by collectors in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore, Namibia and Kenya.

Code of Ethics

At Studio d’Antiques Conservation we are guided by the “Professional Code of Ethics of The South African Guild of Objects Restorers & Conservators (Based on the VeRes Code of Ethics of the Dutch Association of Professional Restorers).” Our skills and training are based on 4 areas of responsibility.

  • Respect of the object’s integrity, reversibility and suitability of treatments, restraint in action and quality competently
  • Provide a contract, quotation, information, reports, remuneration, progress, changes in treatment and/or costs, interpretation of research results to our clients
  • Respect our colleagues, trainees and the profession with consultation and reference from the South African Institute of Objects Conservation
  • Be obliged to educate and protect the public’s

Restoration means you entrust your valuable objects to us, envisioning the object restored to its original glory.