It’s beautiful when we re-imagine what it means to be “broken”.
This is incredibly cool: Lotte Dekker’s kits for not only repairing broken pottery, but kind of making it more awesome than ever, through a modern iteration of “kintsugi,” which Wikipedia describes as “the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a lacquer resin sprinkled with powdered gold.”
Cracks and the Art of Repair | The Etsy Blog, explains:
These kits may not be the real deal, but they encourage artists and non-artists alike to explore the art of repair.
Dekker’s technique promotes the creation of new forms, where broken shards of pottery come together to form a new, almost animated shape, similar yet distant from the intact original.
More than just a means of repair, kintsugi promotes a hopeful philosophy; unexpected damage can be an opportunity.
Again: Super cool.