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Broken Plates Get A New Meaning With ‘Kintsugi,’ The Art Of Finding Beauty In Flaws

I Thought It Was An Ordinary Plate, Then I Noticed THIS On The Rim...

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Kintsugi or Kinsukuroi: Broken Things A friend shared with me today the lovely art/idea of Kintsugi (Kinsukuroi). Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a strong adhesive and then sprinkling the adhesive with gold dust. The result is that the broken pottery is now mended and in fact even stronger than the original. Instead of trying to hide the flaws and cracks, they are accentuated and celebrated because they now have become the strongest part of…

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Caroline Slotte Ceramic Art on Material Archive. How...?

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Kintsugi / kintsukuroi art gallery - mending pottery with gold effect

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kintsugi | Kintsugi – drugie życie ceramiki

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Japanese art of Kintsugi follows a different philosophy. Rather than disguising the breakage, kintsugi restores the broken item incorporating the damage into the aesthetic of the restored item, making it part of the object’s history. Kintsugi uses lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver, platinum, copper or bronze, resulting into something more beautiful than the original.

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listening to leaves: Search results for kintsugi

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Feldspar bowl 3787, wood fired, yobitsugi kintsugi

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