In a group of professional ceramists formed the Noord Limburgs Pottenbakkers Collectief (NLPC), in a region in the Netherlands with a centuries-old ceramics tradition, thus laying the foundation stone for the Keramisto Pottery Fair
artwork: Harumi Nakashima, Struggling Form (from the Ecstatic Series), 2002 - 40 x 18 x 18 in. Glazed stoneware - Museum purchase with funds provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, 2004 - Photo: Ed Watkins
Kintsugi (golden joinery) Japanese art of repairing damaged pottery w/ gold. Restores functionality to a broken vessel; also adds beauty & worth. Turns brokenness into the most valuable part of the piece.