Kintsugi

Kintsugi is the japanese art of repairing china visibly with gold. The japanese believe that showing the repair explains the items history and adds rather than detracts from the piece.

Kintsuki has been used for centuries and has become collectable in its own right.

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/kintsugi-japanese-art-of-fixing-broken.html

http://sequinsandcherryblossom.com/2014/01/26/kintsugi-lacquer-repair/

Contemporary artists have been inspired by this ancient tradition:

Harriet Lawton – uses gold thread to repair ceramics with stitching

http://www.mrxstitch.com/cutting-stitching-edge-harriet-lawton/

Yee Sookyung Рuses the traditional idea to repair rejects sourced from a ceramicist who reproduces old korean ceramics. These repaired ceramics morph into huge organic sculptures that no longer resemble the origional  vessels.

http://www.yeesookyung.com/01_translatedvase2006-2011.html

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