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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Recent blog posts
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!
Our default storylines are often unconscious patterns that we keep re-enacting with big consequences for our lives. Have you investigated your default stories? Do you even know what they are? Here’s an example of one of mine that I recently uncovered and how I plan to alter it in the future.
The things that break our hearts and leave us feeling broken almost always involve endings of some kind. And those endings often feel like we’ve hit a dead end on whatever path we’ve been following through life. Here are three less-than-helpful tendencies I’ve noticed in myself and others for responding to these dead ends and the one thing that seems to work better for me when the path before me has ended.
It is common to make big changes to the way we interact with others in the wake of times of brokenness, but these changes can be surprisingly uncomfortable. It isn’t always easy to tell the difference between the discomfort of stepping outside of our comfort zone and the guilty discomfort of having done something wrong. Today’s post takes a look at this discomfort and offers a few tips for dealing with that discomfort as we make healthy and healing changes.
For a complete change of pace this week, I’m giving you the chance to tell me how I can best serve you instead of me doing all the talking, Don’t miss the bonus thank you gift for completing the short survey!
Choosing gratitude instead of darker emotions in difficult situations has never worked very well for me. The attempt to suppress those darker emotions left them stronger than ever through their resistance and made any attempt at gratitude feel like a lie. I’m learning that making space for both the darker emotions and gratitude to co-exist side by side boosts my happiness much more through the magic of AND.
We learn early to hide our scars out of shame because we believe that those scars have something to say about our value, but wounds are an inevitable part of life and our scars are a testament to our healing, not a defect to be hidden. As we are willing to allow our wounds and our scars to be seen, we create space for our own healing and make it safer for those around us to heal as well. This is what it means to live a kintsugi life: choosing to heal openly and allow our scars to be healing to others.