kintsugi

Kintsugi or “golden repair” is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery.

It is not only an art, it is a philosophy. It treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to discard.

We just loved this idea and how beautiful these “broken” pieces looked after this very simple repair.

In the past we tried to repair if we could get an item to look perfect like it never incurred this mishap/damage. Most of the time, sad to say now, we threw the piece away. Never again! Kintsugi does not work to hide the repair. In fact, the scar or repair work becomes a celebratory part of the piece.

HERE IS HOW WE DO IT (and it’s so easy):

E6000 is a bonding agent we use often in our DIY project and we can’t tell you how delighted we were when we found it in a metallic.

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We had so much fun and just loved how beautiful these pieces turned out, we almost considered breaking a few things on purpose. No worries, we didn’t. But don’t you just love this idea. “No attempt to hide the damage- rather the repair is illuminated.”

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SHOP THESE GORGEOUS CHINOISERIE PIECES (and now if they arrive broken you will know how to make them even better).

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