Kintsugi: Saving Broken Ceramics With Gold

the japanese art of repairing with gold to create a perfectly imperfect piece of beauty
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- Victoria Erickson

"Allow beauty to shatter you" -Victoria Erickson. Probably the most beautiful thing I've read.

Stronger and more beautiful like  this piece of Kintsugi pottery

Stronger and more beautiful like this piece of "Kintsugi", repaired Japanese pottery.

To Repair With Gold. #Kintsugi #cartoon

To Repair With Gold. One ofConnie to the Wonnie's daily philosophical musings in cartoon format. (Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold.

Broken, Repaired - Kintsukuroi

Do your hurts and wounds become GOLD known in Japan as the Art of Kintsukuroi or Kintsugi?

kintsugi repaired vase -  this links to lakeside pottery, an american Source for Kintsugi repair work

An alternative to masking the repair could be a restoration in which the damage is incorporated into the aesthetic of the restored item and becomes artistically "better than new." This sometimes adds value as in the Japanese kintsugi repair method.

Harriet Lawton - Handstitch Kintsugi Plate "“My current work innovatively explores a crossing over of the textile and ceramic surface. I explore the use of ceramic waste, highlighting the ornate beauty within discarded china fragments. Each material is handled like the other;  ceramic is delicately cut to reveal hidden lace-like qualities and digital prints lose their fabric fluidity as they become 3D objects, alluding to the form of the ceramic fragment."…

Enjoy The Embroidered Ceramics Of Harriet Lawton In This Cutting (& Stitching) Edge Post From Mr X Stitch!

Link through to some beautiful kinstugi work

Kintsugi: "It is a practice in Japan where they mend cracked or broken ceramics…

"When I look at the bowl, I don’t see damage. The break and repair have made it more beautiful. It looks to me like an artist has riffed on a Japanese poem of a moon entangled in the branches of a tree, and etched it onto the bowl."  Howard Kaplan, Freer Gallery on        Tea bowl, possibly Satsuma ware; possibly Kagoshima prefecture, Japan, Edo period, 17th century; stoneware with clear, crackled glaze, stained by ink; gold lacquer repairs; Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Tea bowl, possibly Satsuma ware, century. Stoneware with clear, crackled glaze, stained by ink;

“As every Japanese has realized, the waves can take away a great deal from us,” says artist Tomomi Kamoshita. But it is also true that we greatly benefit from it.” Using broken pieces of ceramics that she picked up on the shore, and combining it with pieces of her own broken ceramics, the Tokyo-

tomomi kamoshita Broken Ceramics Washed Up Onto the Shore, Turned Into Chopstick Rests Using Kintsugi