Healing, psychology, and Christianity Publications using Kintsugi as the metaphor
Old Japanese Art of Broken Pottery With Gold Repair
Broken ceramics repair using Kintsugi method is to give a new of life to pottery that becomes even more beautiful thanks to its repaired scars. This artistic process of kintsugi art, Japanese in origin, teaches us that broken pottery is something not to dispose but to display with joy.
When a vase, teapot, or a bowl breaks into pieces, we typically throw the pottery away regretfully and upset that it broke. Kintsugi gold repair is a possible alternative keeping the broken pottery that enhances the breaks adding value while keeping the essence of its beauty. This method and process can become a meaningful metaphor of transformation which is not just about putting the pieces of one's broken pot back together, it is about reinvention of self in which our shattered pottery pieces are transformed into a beautiful, thriving masterpiece.
Examples of Our Sold Kintsugi Art Work
Every repaired piece is unique and different because of the random patterns of the broken pieces enhanced gold or gold effect metal. Below are some examples of Lakeside Pottery Studio's Kintsugi work. We do use real gold application but most of our work uses "Gold effect" metal powder in place of pure gold leaf or powder applied in the traditional way. Not only is there a large price difference, there is negligible, if any, visual difference between the two methods. More about our process
This above Kintsugi vase was created for President Biden, requested by the State Department, to present to the Japanese Prime Minister Suga (April 2021) at the White House. The shown Kintsugi work implemented with using a 23.5 karat gold on a 13" vase made by Ben Owen, North Carolina.
Kintsgi repaired horse figure
Raku kintsugi bowl
Cobalt blue kintsugi tea pot
Celadon Kintsugi bowl
Kintsugi bowl with a missing segment representing finding beauty, rebirth and remembrance even when a loved one is missing.
black kintsugi bowl
Heart shape kintsugi ring dish with rebirth symbols