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 kintsugi-inspired artist and writer 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!
As a culture, we idolize those who don’t seem to need help from anyone else, but it’s part of the social nature of humans to need help from others. This is especially true when we are facing grief and loss. Rather than avoiding the need for help, we are better served by learning the skills of asking for help well.
When our lives have been shattered, holding onto a metaphor or image for living through such times can provide hope and a framework for us as we rebuild from the rubble. However, these metaphors are only helpful when we use them the right way. Learn more about making good use of metaphors for living in today’s post from A Kintsugi Life.
When something bad happens to us, it’s so easy to get stuck in trying to assign blame. And yet, that focus on blame keeps us stuck in the mess. The best way to get unstuck is abandoning blame and focusing on future choices!
We often find ourselves longing for healing and changes in life that we don’t seem to be able to put into practice. Today’s post takes a look at the two main barriers that keep us stuck and how facing these two (often unconscious) barriers head-on are the best way to get ourselves unstuck.
The juxtaposition this year of Valentine’s Day (with its celebration of love) and Ash Wednesday (with its reminder that we all die) is a powerful reminder of how inextricably linked love and loss truly are. Learning to keep our hearts open to loving wholeheartedly even in the face of loss is one of kintsugi living’s greatest gifts.
Life is full of pairs of truths that are seemingly opposites, but that are actually more true when held together than either half of the pair is on its own. Learning to hold the tension of both/and in these pairs of truths allows for a more balanced journey toward wholeness and healing.