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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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Kintsugi: Saving Broken Ceramics With Gold

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Japanese Early Karatsu Imari Half-Porcelain Tea Bowl

"KINTSUGI Repair" interpreted on cloth: Gold joint Inspiration from repair of the ceramics. "It is Japanese traditional technique to repair ceramics broken in a lacquer tree and gold." Click through for more images from KOUNTRY.

A 16th-century Japanese bowl is made of stoneware with iron and ash glazes. (Freer Gallery Of Art)

Madara (spotted) Karatsu Sake Cup, Momoyama Period

Edo e-Karatsu Tea bowl with Kintsugi

"The video above was filmed at Tokyobike in London which recently had a Kintsugi workshop. If you’d like to try the technique yourself, Humade offers gold and silver DIY kintsugi kits." Via @Colossal

Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces

Ceramic trash, aluminum bar, epoxy, 24K gold leaf 2002 / 2006 - 2011 by Korean artist Sookyung Yee

Yee Sookyung spins off a remarkable contemporary take on #kintsugi. See the "Tranlated Vase" site at

KINTSUGI: The Meaning of Mending (video)

In mending the wounds of smashed ceramics, Yeesookyung does not disguise the cracks but highlights them in shimmering gild. The reformed ceramic works represent a beauty acquired through overcoming suffering. Yeesookyung acknowledges a beauty that comes only with maturing. [Yeesookyung : Constellation Gemini] '2012 Korea Artist Prize ' 2012.8.31-11.11 @ NMOCA Gwacheon

Hon’ami Koetsu (1558-1637), intended the repaired part to represent water flowing from melting snow. (Akaraku ware tea bowl, named Seppo. Property of Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art) #kintsugi

KINTSUGI: BROKEN IS BETTER THAN NEW (yes, you can do it yourself - try to emulate the masters)

Kintsugi: Broken is Better than New

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, famed French porcelain maker Bernardaud reached out to various artists around the world to create their vision of the company. Paris artist Sarkis created the KINTSUGI design

Category: Bernardaud

"listening to leaves: Kintsugi" - golden joinery (great intro article from traditional Urushuri lacquer art to contemporary DIY repair) #teaware

“When the Japanese mend broken objects they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold, because they believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.” – Barbara Bloom

Broken Pot | melynn allen
  • Kathy Kavanagh

    No matter what damage we have suffered, we are all made stronger and more precious in the mending.

Inspired by Kintsugi

Kintsugi—the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. The idea behind it is that the piece becomes more beautiful and valuable because it has been broken and has a history.

Kintsugi | TECTÓNICAblog

Book art by Marc Cockram Taking inspiration from ... the art/craft of the repair of ceramics with lacquer and powdered gold - Kintsugi ( golden joinery ) some times also referred to as Kintsuuroi ( golden repair )


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A beautiful example of wabi sabi… When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. - Barbara Bloom Kintsugi technique on oribe ceramic bowl

Beautiful interpretation! "I read about Kintsugi (probably here on Pinterest) which is the act of repairing beautiful and precious ceramics with pure gold to demonstrate that something broken and fixed can be more beautiful and stronger than the original. For this piece I used some very old gold yarn for mastectomy scars. Freeform crochet mounted on linen approx 40cm wide by 50cm high." (Available) www.bambigordon.c...

Not Super. Human

Repaired bowls by RELAXMAX (Kintsugi: the artful repair of damaged things).

Beautifully Put: "beauty in the breakdown"

Twitter / UnPseudonimo: He ahí una obra de arte. ...

"The Japanese tradition of kintsugi — the artful repairing of damaged objects — is a practice that continues to fascinate me."