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Barbed Wire, Rusty Knives, and Found Objects Mend Artist Glen Taylor’s Broken Porcelain

July 6, 2020

Grace Ebert

…d the elements for my work became apparent.” For a deeper look into Taylor’s mended works and a glimpse at his process, follow him Instagram.   “Release the pain” “Spoonkintsugi” “Paperkintsugi” “Nest in china” “Broken cups and saucers” “Babies plate” “Plate of chains” “Tinplate”…

 

 



Food

Toast Slices Undergo Edible Makeovers into Rock Gardens, Pantone Swatches, and Flower Beds

April 29, 2020

Grace Ebert

…h margarine petals and mint leaves that are finished with mustard details. Another dense slice is torn and reassembled with edible gold before being smothered in sour cream and garnished with ketchup to resemble Kintsugi, the Japanese art of pottery repair. To see the latest in Sasaki’s delightful series of nourishments, follow her on Instagram. You also might like this candy garden. (via Spoon & Tamago)  …

 

 



Art

Street Kintsugi: Artist Rachel Sussman Repairs the Roads with Gold

February 23, 2017

Christopher Jobson

…Kintsukuroi, artist Rachel Sussman (previously) brings the Japanese art of kintsugi to the streets. We’ve long been enamored by the ancient technique that traditionally involves the process of fixing broken pottery with a lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, resulting in an a repair that pays homage to the object’s history. In the same way, Sussman’s kintsugi series highlights the history under our feet, bringing attention to the impercepti…

 

 



Art Design

My New Old Chair: Artist “Fixes” Broken Wood Furniture with Opposing Materials

November 16, 2016

Christopher Jobson

…issing pieces with translucent acrylic. Much like the Japanese practice of kintsugi or medieval parchment repair, her designs restore functionality to the chairs while acknowledging the history of each piece. One chair from the series was recently included in the Clairvoyance exhibition at Guy Hepner in New York, and you can see more of her latest work on her website and Instagram. (via Dark Silence in Suburbia) Side note: did you know the country…

 

 



Art

Shattered Porcelain Fragments Fused With Gold by Artist Yeesookyung

June 21, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

…es, she traces each crevice in 24-karat gold leaf in the style of Japanese kintsugi, merging the unwanted works together in a way that heightens the beauty of their distress. In this way she blends diverse methods to form a contemporary process that evokes both the elegant designs of her homeland and the delicate rebuilding of damaged works in Japanese tradition. Yee received her undergraduate degree and MFA in painting from the National Universit…

 

 



Craft Design

Broken Ceramics Found on the Beach, Turned Into Chopstick Rests Using Kintsugi

June 13, 2016

Johnny Waldman

…pieces of her own broken ceramics, the Tokyo-based potter uses the ancient kintsugi method of repairing ceramics to turn the shards into one-of-a-kind chopstick rests. If the broken pieces of ceramics could talk, some would tell you that they fell off a ship. Others would tell you they were swept away by a tsunami. Some might even simply have been thrown away. But rather than focus on their tragic state of being, and how they got that way, Kamoshi…

 

 



Art Craft

Artist Mimics Japanese ‘Kintsugi’ Technique to Repair Broken Vases with Embroidery

April 28, 2016

Christopher Jobson

…Bailey was fascinated by the traditional Japanese mending technique called kintsugi, where a broken ceramic object is repaired with gold, silver or platinum, to accentuate the damage and ‘honor’ its history. In this interpretation, Bailey utilizes an embroidery method to reassemble a broken vase—a sort of hybrid between kintsugi and darning with a beautiful result. She first wraps each broken piece in fabric and then uses gold metallic thread to p…