Kintsugi (also known as kintsukuroi) is a Japanese art form that repairs broken pottery with seams of gold.
Kintsugi (also known as kintsukuroi) is a Japanese technique for repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. Learn more about the history of this technique and the process used to create it.
Find lists of resources to learn more about kintsugi as an art form, find supplies and instruction for learning to perform kintsugi yourself, and discover a variety of artists working in the kintsugi art form.
I use modern kintsugi methods to create jewelry and accessories from broken and repaired stone and polymer clay items. Learn more about these two collections and how they are created.
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Kintsugi living is about embracing our healing and finding the gold in our scars that can help the healing of those around us. Explore the resources and support available for this way of living.
Kenetha J. Stanton is the kintsugi-inspired artist and writer behind A Kintsugi Life. Learn more about her, her work, and her story.
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Weekly blog posts explore what it means to live a kintsugi life as my own understanding grows and evolves over time. Come join the conversation and share what kinsugi living means to you!
A recent morning commute through thick fog reminded me of how similar that is to the experience of grief after a loss. It makes the regular, everyday routine that much more challenging to deal with. Navigating through this fog of grief has much in common with that recent drive to work, and today’s post highlights some of those similarities and the lessons it can teach us.
Times of brokenness bring storms of unpleasant emotions along for the ride. Our two most common ways to responding to these storms are what I call Fire and Ice, and although they seem like opposites, they share a common misunderstanding about our emotions that keep us from the healthiest options. I’ve been cultivating a middle way of responding in my own life by addressing this misunderstanding, and it’s so much healthier than the options I’ve tried before! How do you deal with life’s difficult emotional storms?
The art form of kintsugi can offer great hope to those who are grieving, but it is often misused in ways that can add to one’s grief instead of offering hope. Here are two common ways I hear that happen.
When most of us think of power, what we think of first is the kind of power that controls others. We think that’s desirable because it can help keep us get what we want. But it’s actually not the best kind of power to cultivate. There’s another kind of power that will actually serve us much better in life. Do you know the difference? Which power do you choose?
Compassion for others is one form of gold that many of us take away from our experiences of brokenness, but the path to that compassion has a number of pitfalls along the way that can surprise us if we aren’t watching for them. Here are three common pitfalls I’ve seen in myself and others.
Change is hard, but connecting a desired change to a place of deeper meaning in our lives makes it easier. Today’s post offers a key exercise to help find that connection as well as an example from my own life of both a helpful and not-so-helpful motivation from using this exercise. What is your deeper why?