Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold

Poetically translated to “golden joinery,” Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery. Rather than rejoin ceramic pieces with a camouflaged adhesive, the Kintsugi technique employs a special tree sap lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Once completed, beautiful seams of gold glint in the conspicuous cracks of ceramic wares, giving a … Continue reading Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold