Healing Broken Pottery and Yourself


My new bookends repaired with a Kintsuigi kitPhoto: Ty Bailey

I bought some marble bookends that unfortunately arrived broken. So I used a Kintsuigi kit to heal them.

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the breaks with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.

What I didn't realize when I started this project is how impactful it would be on my mental state.

Think about it. Kintsuigi can also be applied to repairing/healing yourself.

I've shared a video below I found that intertwines both beautifully.

Also here is the kit I used. Pretty simple but it sets up VERY fast. And they aren't kidding about well ventilated areas.

Depending on your break, you may not need a kit as much as just gold paint for the same effect.


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