Kintsugi (or Mending Gone Amazing).

Tara found this wonderful introductory video on the Japanese art of Kintsugi while thinking about Jen's show, For Keeps: a mending show.

Does anyone in Toronto practice anything like this? Submissions for For Keeps are still open for a few weeks. How amazed would we be if a local Kintsugi practitioner came out of the woodwork (claywork?)? The answer: quite.


  1. I've watched this video 5 times now...it's great! There is something so evocative about the repaired pottery in the video, especially the last two pieces shown towards the end...

    Kintsugi practitioners, please come forward! :)

  2. i have a broken krystal speck shot glass that got damaged last year. i've been holding onto it since. do you think i can afford some kintsugi? what does a month worth of work go for in japan?

  3. omg omg! this is what i need to learn to do. i have 3 very sad plates that i love so so much but are victims to my clutziness.

  4. go apprentice in japan. i will visit and bring my broken porcelain for you to mend.

  5. I do practice Kintsugi technics in France for repair of pottery and China objects.. I am specialized on Martial Arts Objects on Urushi.Please visit my web, and don't hesitate to contact me for any request.
    Best regards