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!
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.
Healing changes us enough that we don’t always fit back into the life we had before life’s brokenness happened. This feels like a penalty for having healed, but it’s actually a sign of our growth (painful as the cost may be). Learning to expect and deal well with this cost makes this inevitable time easier to navigate.
The stones I work with remind me daily just how uniquely beautiful each of us already is. Healing adds more beauty, but you are already beautiful, even in the broken places. Re-discovering and embracing that truth can bring healing in itself.
Part of living a kintsugi life is a commitment to using what happens to us as fuel for our ongoing growth, but it’s easy to let that commitment slide during the overwhelm of the intensity of life’s broken places or the complacency of the every day in between those broken places. This gentle cycle of alternating between planting and nurturing new things and releasing the old ones helps keep growth on track through both seasons of life.
A new personal practice of noticing one moment of joy each day is radically changing my perception of how much joy is available to me at any given moment. I’ve been seeking joy and finding it everywhere! And what a revolutionary discovery that is.