Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics, by mending the areas of breakage with resin dusted or mixed with powdered metal, usually gold. As a philosophy, this practice is a category from the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect.
Things are made more beautiful for showing the wears of time. This practice treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
Inspired by the traditional methods and applying this with knowledge obtained through art practice of sculpture and production, Violeta Gordana has formulated a method to which mends can be made to suite a variety of materials whilst retaining functionality, sustaining qualities such as non-toxic food grade and temperature resistance.
It is encouraged that artisans and customers alike contact us for this service to prevent wastage and breed new life into our heirlooms to treasure them for longer periods instead of replacing them. We truly believe in this philosophy and practice this in life, wanting to share its benefits.
To keep this sustainable and an ongoing practice, we offer this at a minimal fee to cover materials.