Instructor: Kristina Mar – http://www.kristinamar.com
Kintsugi or literally golden joinery repair is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or covered with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. It is the art of embracing damage as a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. As this ancient technique developed it became a form of art for itself. Because of the delicate and meticulous technique, or because philosophical concepts applies to its basics that repair ads history and beauty to a piece, a image applied to ones life itself.
In this course participants will bring a broken vessel to mend or join with Japanese lacquer, and covering it finally with gold and silver powder or leaf. Attendants must bring their own broken or damage object to mend or new one to alter . Kintsugi technique also can be applied to an undamaged object therefore that may be transformed into a new design pattern as a piece of art.