Kintsugi is an old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. It traditionally uses resin and gold dust to fix broken pottery. The finished works often look better than they did before they were broken.
It is the process of taking something that is broken and, to many, now worthless and transforming it into a work of art. It is both beautiful and broken. It became so popular that people were accused of purposely breaking expensive pieces in order to have the coveted repair done.
The ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, which means “golden joinery”, is all about turning ugly breaks into beautiful fixes – proposing that repair can make things better than new.
1. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, dispense a small amount of the clear two-part epoxy into a disposable tray.
2. Scoop a small amount of the mica powder onto the epoxy and stir thoroughly to combine.
3. Using a toothpick or sandwich pick, generously spread the epoxy along one edge of the broken pottery seam.
4. Align the two pieces of pottery and press together. Hold in place until the epoxy sets. Allow epoxy to fully cure before using.