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A Beginner's Guide to Kintsugi: Japanese Art of Repairing Pottery and Glass

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Just bought the Kintsugi repair kit? This book is for you.

Old, broken objects can become more beautiful than ever!

The thought of throwing away a cherished dish or mug can be heartbreaking. If you've ever wanted to repair a treasured piece rather than tossing it in the trash—but didn't know how—the traditional Japanese art of Kintsugi ("gold repair") offers the perfect solution!

A Beginner's Guide to Kintsugi teaches you the traditional Japanese techniques of pottery and glass repair based on the ancient Wabi Sabi idea that imperfections are beautiful, and visible repairs are part of the "life story" of an object.

Author Michihiro Hori provides simple, safe, and inexpensive methods that you can do at home using tools and materials that are readily available online. Hori guides you through the entire process—from assembling and mixing the materials to reconstructing replacements for hopelessly shattered shards.

With this book, you'll learn how to:

Reinforce cracks, rebuild shattered areas, and apply the time-honored staple technique

Fix broken handles so they are fully functional again

Safely work with lacquer and metallic powders to achieve beautiful, visible repairs

Work with a variety of repair materials from gold leaf to washi paper

Repair pottery and glass using traditional techniques for stunning results

As you take the time to prepare your materials and work closely with the pieces, you'll find yourself becoming attuned to the mindful philosophy at the heart of Kintsugi and the Wabi Sabi principle of appreciating old and imperfect objects. Most of all, the meditative process of Kintsugi will help you look at broken objects in a new way.

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A Beginner's Guide to Kintsugi: Japanese Art of Repairing Pottery and Glass