Kintsugi: Gold Repair of Ceramic Faults

Very interesting post on kintsugi I mentioned in an earlier post…





In 1999 I traveled to Japan to participate in several exhibitions hosted by my dear friend Mr. Shiho Kanzaki.  I arrived with gifts for all the many people that were required to make this amazing opportunity a reality for me.


After I arrived and was unpacking, I discovered that 4 of the side-fired cups that I’d brought as gifts had been broken by the baggage-handling process.  Without a thought I dumped them into the waste basket in my room.  Sometime later that week, someone came to my room and took out the trash.  


After a remarkable 6 weeks in Shigaraki, two exhibitions, travel,  fine food, new friends…my visit came to an end.


As often happens there were some “parting gifts” given by me to my hosts; and some gifts were given to me by my hosts.  Among the parting gifts I received, I discovered…

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One thought on “Kintsugi: Gold Repair of Ceramic Faults

  1. Very nice! I think I can get a communion meditation out of that. The moral of the story is that potter is a poor packer! He’s not all he’s cracked up to be! Yuk, yuk, yuk!

    On a personal note — speaking of packing –we have moved across town to a nice new apartment closer to my church. It is a downsizing again (which is overdue) and a clarifying, besides a huge savings AND no more yard to mess with!!! Renee and John Herlong were just here last weekend –before the start, except the blue sofa and square piano were picked up Saturday morning. We had a nice, fast afternoon sail. Of course, most of my art supplies and stuff is at my church office. We moved in Tuesday but have until the 15th to exit, which is fantastic. Guinness is cool with the move –Mr. Peaceful! Details and pictures to come after the epic yard sale.

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