Kintsugi How To Lesson: Japanese Gold Pottery Repair Steps
This page was updated on: 7/5/2018
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Instructions of making missing part w/ fired clay
Repairing broken stone sculpture
Plaster lamp repair w/ missing parts
Instructions for painting pottery after repair
Sculpting missing pieces
Learn Kintsugi - How To Repair Broken Pottery With Gold
At our studio, we restore hundreds of pottery objects every year implementing the ancient art of ceramic repair, Japanese Kintsugi art (sometimes called Kintsukuroi), using gold and lacquer or our proprietary developed process and materials with gold effect metals and encapsulating epoxy. This lesson is intended to a) show the two different Kintsugi art implementations methods and b) for one to learn how it is done; it is not a DIY lesson. We do not sell materials - so sorry!
Most of our Kintsugi work is not real gold and uses instead a blend of brass, copper and zinc creating a durable realistic gold effect. We developed this process of the gold effect due to the high demand for the lower cost product. Our customers are extremely pleased with this lower cost option due to its beauty and because it is virtually indistinguishable from real gold. Real gold is available upon request.
The lesson below will help you learn some of the highlights and some steps of both processes, traditional Japanese Kintsugi and the Kintsugi effect. See more examples
VIDEO: Kintsugi lesson and instructions
Kintsugi Gold Repair Process Step-By-Step Instructions
Broken pottery can happen due to an accident or can be broken on purpose.
Breaking vessels requires some practice to insure the break is just right with aesthetically pleasing shapes