Kintsugi

Kintsugi is the Japanese art form of repairing pottery by mending areas of breakage with lacquer dusted with powdered gold. In Wabi-sabi, the Japanese see beauty in 'the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete', and kintsugi is used as part of this tradition.

How I use kintsugi: 

  • Sometimes, the stress of a large, flat piece in the kiln causes a fracture. I use kintsugi to repair the fracture and ensure that the functional use of the piece can be maintained.

  • In daily life, ceramics can get knocked and broken. By using kintsugi, I can bring the ceramics back to life. 

  • Just for the look of it! The aesthetic art of the piece is can be improved by kintsugi (who doesn't like a touch of gold?!).

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