Kintsugi or Kintsukuroi is a Japanese technique of repairing broken pottery with lacquer or resin mixed with powdered gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.
Artist Yee Sookyung takes shattered ceramics and puts them back together with gold to create amazing art.
Rob Barnard TEA BOWL, woodfired stoneware, limestone glaze and gold lacquer repair, 3.5"h x 5"w
Kintsukuroi. Proof that even damaged or broken things can be amazingly beautiful.
The Japanese technique of Kintsugi and how to Master it?
Instead of hiding away the repairs so that the viewer cannot see them, Kintsugi celebrates them and makes them into the focal point. Kintsugi means quite literally ‘golden joinery’ or 'to patch with gold.' Learn more about this pottery technique and how to master it yourself!