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 artist, writer, and coach behind A Kintsugi Life. Learn more about her, her work, and her story.
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Times of brokenness or upheaval in our lives can give rise to expanded views of what is possible as we are thrown out of our comfort zones. The expanded view of what is possible for us makes it difficult (if not impossible) to settle back into life as knew it. Instead, it drives us toward growth. Using our new insights well to create a new life from the rubble of the old can become our gold as we live into the expanded possibilities that we can now see.
When we encounter loss and brokenness in life, our first instinct is usually to want to magically return our lives (and our selves) to how things were before things broke, but that’s not possible. Healing is not going back to what was, it is always a moving forward into actively creating a new self and a new life. Even when the broken place is fixed, what results is now changed in the way that an object repaired with kintsugi is both fixed and changed. Engaging actively in the creative process of healing allows you to influence the new you that results.
The desert times of our lives have many gifts to offer us, but it’s not always easy to bring them back to integrate them into our everyday lives as the intensity of the desert times fade. Here are some of the things that have worked best for me in improving my ability to incorporate the gifts of the desert into my life.
Desert places are lonely, barren places that force us to confront the reality of ourselves and our lives. Even if we don’t travel there willingly, the desert comes from us the broken places of our lives. As challenging as these times are, they also offer us valuable gifts when we lean into the experience.
We’ve all heard about the many benefits of gratitude for our well-being, but often we find it difficult to access feelings of gratitude on difficult days just when we need it most.
Fortunately, it’s possible to use the contagious nature of gratitude to spark that feeling of genuine gratitude any time we need it, even on the most difficult of days.
When performing a kintsugi repair, it is often necessary to do more than one round of application of repair material. It doesn’t matter whether I’m working with my polymer clay process or my stone process, the first round of repair