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."
Japanese artist, Mihara Ken experiments with multiple firing techniques of his ceramics. More details on his technique can be found at the Toku-art site. See Blogroll for a link under Mihara Ken. | Decanted