Kintsugi is a Japanese art form that transforms broken ceramics into beautiful pieces of art using gold or silver lacquer. This technique not only restores damaged items but also elevates their beauty and embodies the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which celebrates the beauty of imperfection. The end product is often a one-of-a-kind artwork that is more stunning than it was before it was broken. Kintsugi beautifully captures the essence of wabi-sabi, showcasing the beauty in imperfection.
Kintsugi Kit — Seed
Kintsugi Kit — Seed
Don't Cry Over Broken Things. Mend and Embrace Them with Kintsugi – It's Easy with Our DIY Kit
Our DIY Kintsugi Repair Kit was designed to bring the simple and stunning art of Kintsugi to pottery enthusiasts worldwide. With everything you need to get started, including an instruction booklet and YouTube videos, you'll be able to create your own unique pieces of Kintsugi art.
The kit is made with traditional, natural ingredients, including the tokusa vine for polishing, pure gold and silver for a healthy finish, and only the purest form of lacquer, Ki-urushi, made from purified lacquer sap. This kit includes 0.1 grams of pure gold keshi-powder and 1 gram of pure silver keshi-fun powder, enough to repair about 30 small chips.
- 30 grams of basic lacquer
- 0.1 grams of gold keshi-fun and 0.5 grams of silver makie powder
- 30 grams of Tonoko (clay powder)
- 7 milliliters of Bengara red pigment
- Sprinkle brush
- Glass plate
- Oil bottle
- Sandpaper (#400, #800, #1500)
- Tokusa plant
- Silk cotton
- Masking tape
- Measuring spoon
- Gloves (single-use plastic gloves, please purchase based on your needs)
Additional Items You May Need:
- Food wrap
- Cutter or carving knife
- Ethanol (can be substituted with turpentine or kerosene)
- Urushi-buro (plastic/cardboard box, paper box, etc.)
Wabi Sabi and the Art of Kintsugi
Wabi Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that celebrates the beauty of impermanence and imperfection. It's rooted in Zen Buddhist principles and is a way of life.
Kintsugi embodies the essence of Wabi Sabi, being a Japanese practice that restores broken pottery using gold or silver lacquer.