WE FIX, WE KINTSUGI.
What do you do with your broken plates? How about that worn out cup? If you answered, "Toss it in the trash" you'd be completely normal. What else choice do we have?
It is the art of mending broken objects using Urushi (Japanese black lacquer) and gold. Kintsugi does not disguise the damage. Rather, the fault lines are emphasized by the precious veins of gold to record the unique history of each broken piece. This technique embodies the Japanese philosophy of celebrating imperfection and impermanence. Kintsugi restores one's brokenness into something unique, beautiful and strong.
- Seeing light through the cracks -
We live in a disposable world, where few things can survive our short attention span. We believe everyone has a small piece of history that is beautiful and worth preserving. We want to breathe life back into you're loved but damaged items through Kintsugi. Whether it is jewelry, antiques, or ceramics, our Kintsugi artist will restore and elevate the piece into an artwork of old and new.
Authentic Kintsugi is a tedious and elusive art. We follow the traditional method of Kintsugi using Urushi (Japanese black lacquer) and powdered alloy (gold, silver, platinum, etc) to reattach the broken pieces. After careful re-approximation and replacement of broken fragments, the cracks are mended by repetitious and meticulous application of Urushi and powder. The process is repeated hundreds of times and requires 1 to 4 months depends on the pieces. The resulting piece incorporates the unique crack into its design.
Nowadays we easily get what you want. When your plate or bowl is partly broken, it might be economical to get a new one. However there are some people who do not take them away because they are full of memories. Kintsugi is a traditional technique which brings broken to a new life.
We help your special one to bring a new life with traditional Japanese technique.
He has been a ceramic artist for over 30 years, and has undergone training with various ceramic artists in Japan. Over his last 20 years in Vancouver, HiDe has garnered an impressive list of accomplishments, including being in charge of ceramic tableware for Team Canada for the International Culinary Olympics(ICU). He has made some artworks inspired by Japanese traditional kintsugi and presented them at the ICU.
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