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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Custom kintsugi repair of your broken stone pendants or similar pieces is now available. Learn more about the process or about requesting a custom made jewelry item or accessory.
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 artist, writer, and coach behind A Kintsugi Life. Learn more about her, her work, and her story.
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The frames through which we see the world have a huge effect on our experience of our lives and the choices we make. It is possible to choose new frames if our current ones are not as helpful as we might like. Here are some tips for identifying your current frames and choosing new ones.
Sometimes when we are in the midst of brokenness, gratitude feel impossible. As healing as gratitude may be, it’s also ok (and normal!) to not feel it when overwhelmed with pain and grief. As we move into the Thanksgiving holiday (in the US) tomorrow, here are a few things that I have found helpful when facing times like that. I hope they make your Thanksgiving Day a bit easier!
When we face brokenness in our lives, we pay in pain and grief. That came whether we wanted it or not, but we do have a choice about whether to demand (of ourselves) the hard work to get the gold we have paid for from the experience. Here’s how I have gone about demanding the gold I have paid for.
This campaign has sown much brokenness in our country. Regardless of how you feel about the results, I hope you will choose to be a healing presence in the days to come by reaching out to others with kindness and compassion.
The gold of healing takes time to form, but this example from geology points to the fact that some gold may also form nearly instantaneously in life’s cracks. As with all gold, it helps us discover and appreciate that gold when we know to watch for it.
When making a big change in life, it’s never enough to deal with only the surface. We must shed the inner layers of beliefs and fear that hold us back to make space for the new things we are trying to do.