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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

Kintsugi: Saving Broken Ceramics With Gold

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"The Japanese Art of Kintsugi: Perfection Through Imperfection" Great article on the philosophy of #Kintsugi after the click. Brings everything together, short and sweet :)

The Japanese Art of Kintsugi - Perfection Through Imperfection

Kintsugi, Unknown on ArtStack #kintsugi #art (this needs research: artist, period) Classic Kinstugi artist would be unlikely to leave droplets of gold - this would be considered unfinished. #sdc

Unknown by Kintsugi

Kintsugi - "Can people mend broken hearts with gold?" A wonderful read by the writer Jennie Harborth. Kintsugi is once again a central metaphor in healing. (Click though to the post)

The Creative Process Behind Joe Rudko’s Art on Death Cab for Cutie’s “Kintsugi” Cover

Creative Process || Joe Rudko's Art on Death Cab for Cutie's "Kintsugi" - Hum

"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

Friday Fave: Tea Bowl | Bento

- Victoria Erickson

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Have a Heart: As traditional kintsugi melds with the contemporary world, I arrive at the deconstructed and reimagined work of artists such as the brilliant artist Korean Yee Sookyung #sdc

Anthem - Leonard Cohen "There is a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in" H/T to Petra Stahly for the wonderful connection to #Kintsugi

Anthem - Leonard Cohen

The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty by Soetsu Yanagi

The Kintsugi Effect: Lit From Within! Paige Bradley broke a wax sculpture she spent 6 months making - cast the broken pieces in bronze, then reassembled them with a lighting engineer to produce this startling sculpture in NYC

Riveting Story Behind that Striking Sculpture
  • Mary Ives
    Mary Ives

    I love this!

FLICK WERK: The Aesthetics of Mending Japanese Ceramics .pdf link www.bachmannecken...

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KINTSUGI “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 BloomThe practice called Kintsugi (金継ぎ). (From: It may have “begun in the late 15th century, when the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a damaged Chinese tea bowl back to China to be fixed. It returned held together with ugly metal staples, launching ...

Kintsugi and the Art of Beautiful Repair

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)

  • Japan Suite Inc.
    Japan Suite Inc.

    beautiful work! Thank you!

  • Susan Davis Cushing ÜberECOcool
    Susan Davis Cushing ÜberECOcool

    Thank you @Japansuite! Hopefully, the masters are proud that we emulate their work in these times of scarcity and beauty!

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

At Freer, (Kintsugi) Aesthetic Is Simply Smashing (more)