The Art of Kintsugi: Making the Broken Places Beautiful

The Art of Kintsugi: Making the Broken Places Beautiful

Kintsukeroi or Kintsugi as it is also known, is the Japanese art of repairing damaged or broken pottery. Rather than simply gluing the shattered pieces back together, it takes the time to purposefully and painstakingly highlight the breakage using a mixture of lacquer and powdered gold, silver or platinum.  Far from trying to hide or disguise the object’s damage, its philosophy celebrates its “broken places” as part…