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Author: Kaori Mochinaga


ISBN: 9784805317211

Date: 22nd March, 2023


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Give new life to broken plates, cups, glasses, vases and teapots rather than throwing them away! Kintsugi is the mindful Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics and glassware by turning a crack or a break into a beautiful feature, thereby giving a new life to a cherished item. Kintsugi: the Wabi Sabi Art of Japanese Ceramic Repair teaches you safe and easy repair methods that you can do by yourself at home. In this beautiful book, ceramics and lacquer guru Kaori Mochinaga ( offers a complete course in using urushi lacquer and metallic powder in the traditional Japanese way, step by patient, mindful step. Your broken items magically become whole again, more beautiful and meaningful than ever before! From assessing the damages and selecting the repair methods, to applying the finishing touches, you'll learn all the essential kintsugi techniques here: How to seal a fine crack or repair a chipped rim. Techniques for rebuilding a shard, restoring a handle, even reconstructing a multi-shard piece. And much more--and all of it with the use of non-toxic lacquers and powders. There's something here for every type of repair--from clean, simple breaks to more challenging reconstructions as you learn more of the techniques. Assemble your tools, set up your workspace, and let this book guide you through the mindful steps in the art of kintsugi!

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