Meet Sara Porter from History Channel’s Secret Restoration. The show premiered on 9 November 2022 and one of the cast members who fans loved to see was Sara. Find out more about her here.
Below we’ll discuss details surrounding her age, job, net worth, marriage, family, and more.
Sara Porter On Secret Restoration
Secret Restoration of History Channel is a reality TV series that followed a team of some of the nation’s most skilled and knowledgeable restorers and craftsmen who work together to fulfill people’s aspirations. As the title suggests, these experts repair and restore some significant family treasures and other priceless items in a secret facility. After giving their best effort, the artisans show the repaired things to unaware customers.
The artists in this reality program work with a variety of tools, including vintage pinball machines, hot rods, guitars, and ancient canons. The unique idea makes it a wholesome and informative viewing, with the restorers revealing secret elements of the ancient objects they work on and giving people some prized possessions.
One of the cast members of the reality show is Sara Porter. According to her bio, “she founded S. Porter Restoration & Conservation LLC. She has traveled the globe studying the world of materials and techniques from her studio in NYC to Africa to Japan. For over 25 years, her insistence on using only traditional materials has made her a favorite of art and antique dealers, interior designers, private collectors, and museums.”
She is widely known for her ability to perfectly match the color on pieces dating from the 20th Century as far back as 200 BC.
Sara’s forte includes “Restoration / Conservation / Reproduction of English & Asian Art & Antiquities including Lacquer, Japanning, Chinoiserie, Leather & Paper Screens, Antique Painted Finishes, Eglomise, Water & Oil-Size Gilding. Color matching specialty.”
Secret Restoration was reportedly filmed in Connecticut, in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Southington. The filming began in April 2022 and wrapped up in July. Other cast members joining her in the show are; Leah Bolden, PJ Burchett, David Dall, Alfred Dill, and LaTasha “LA” Thym.
Before the show’s premiere, Sara announced on her Facebook, “Been trying to find a pic which really shows how much brighter the entire boat including sails are post Restoration/Conservation. On its journey through life, someone had sprayed the entire thing down with copper-colored spray paint. Reversing that choice took some solid time!”
Sara Porter Net Worth
Sara Porter’s net worth in 2022 exceeds $450 thousand. She started her career in 1989 working at Fine Arts Conservation Inc. She worked as an employee there till 1993. Three years later, she joined S. Porter Restoration & Conservation LLC. She ran the company for 15 years till 2015.
S. Porter Restoration & Conservation LLC has been one of the most unique and respected art & antique repair studios in the industry. Founder Sara Porter brings over two decades of extensive hands-on experience in lacquer, japanning, leather & paper screens, painted finishes, eglomise, water & oil-size gilding, and color-matching to virtually every level of English & Asian fine art and antiquities.
S. Porter Restoration & Conservation LLC has full studios in Long Island City and the Hudson Valley, with an experienced on-site team available for location projects.
Sara has studied Painting and Sculpture at Syracuse University; painting at Rhode Island School of Design; tile and mold-making at Parsons School Of Design; ceramics and fiber at Parsons’ Ivory Coast/Africa program; and chinoiserie & urushi in Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto, Japan.
After working for many years as a restorer, conservator, and consultant with several prestigious metropolitan firms, Sara launched her own company to focus on rare international art and furnishings with one-of-a-kind restoration and conservation challenges.
Is Sara Porter Married?
All the evidence points toward the answer, No. Sara Porter doesn’t seem to be married, at least right now. We can say that she is very private about her relationship history and current dating life. Though she has introduced her family members on her socials, she preferred to keep her dating life private.
Sara doesn’t seem to have any kids, but she was once a dog mom to 9 dogs back in 2018. Also, May 2021 post, informs us that she also has horses named CindyJune, CJ, and Caujita.
Sara Porter Age
In December 2021, Sara Porter turned 57. She was born in 1965 as Sara L Porter.
Sara Porter Height
Sara Porter’s distinct feature is her beautiful curly hair. Her height measures around and under 5’7”.
When Is Sara Porter Birthday?
Based on her Facebook posts, Sara Porter seems to celebrate her birthday on 4 December.
Where Is Sara Porter From?
Sara Porter is currently based in New York City, New York. She was born to her parents Tom and Cheryl Porter. In November 2021, Sara wished her parents their 60th wedding anniversary. She wrote, “Raising a glass to these two darling kids. Happy 60th Anniversary, mom and dad! (Aka: Cheryl and Tom) Love you!”
Tom turned 80 years old in December 2021. He studied at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Sara has a brother named Scott Thomas Porter who she is very close to. He attended Wyoming High School followed by the University of Cincinnati. He is currently married to his wife Zoya Maynard. They are based in Belfast, Maine.
Is Sara Porter On Instagram?
No, Sara Porter is not on Instagram. But you can connect with her on Facebook (@sara.l.porter.1).