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The Wabi Sabi Art of Japanese Ceramic Repair


Supervision Kaori Mochinaga
Price JPY 2,640
ISBN 978-4-8053-1721-1
Format 192×254mm 128pages Paperback
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Kintsugi is the mindful Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics and glassware by appreciating the cracks and chips as design elements--bringing new life to cherished items. Kintsugi:The Wabi Sabi Art of Japanese Ceramic Repair shares traditional methods you can practice in your own home. Step-by-step lessons in repairs suited to every level of experiences--filling cracks to completely rebuilding and finishing a broken piece--fill the pages of this in-depth yet unintimidating guide.

Ceramics and lacquer guru Kaori Mochinaga offers a complete course in using urushi lacquer and metallic powder in the traditional Japanese way. Your broken piece soon becomes whole again, and more 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, including:
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 the techniques. Assemble your tools, set up your workspace, and let this book guide you through the mindful art of kintsugi!

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