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The art of imperfection — Japan Suite

The art of imperfection

The art of imperfection — Japan Suite

Tea bowl, made in Japan in the 17th century.

Tea bowl, possibly Satsuma ware, century. Stoneware with clear, crackled glaze, stained by ink;

Kintsugi: "It is a practice in Japan where they mend cracked or broken ceramics with gold, rendering the piece even more beautiful than it started out. The idea behind it is not to hide the ugliness and brokenness but instead to use gold to make it shine; to illuminate and expose the damage. And at the end of the process the piece is even more beautiful having been broken."

Kintsugi: "It is a practice in Japan where they mend cracked or broken ceramics…

Kintsugi: "It is a practice in Japan where they mend cracked or broken ceramics with gold, rendering the piece even more beautiful than it started out. The idea behind it is not to hide the ugliness and brokenness but instead to use gold to make it shine; to illuminate and expose the damage. And at the end of the process the piece is even more beautiful having been broken." Amen, I say.

Apply Kintsugi repair, mending with gold and other metals, to your broken pottery or order a custom made "Kintsugi Pot" wab-sabi gift.

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