Kintsugi is a Japanese method to repair tableware that has its roots in traditional urushi lacquerware making technique. In recent years, I have seen many images of ceramics with golden cracks labeled ‘Kintsugi’  on the Internet, but unfortunately many are not real Kintsugi.
Kintsugi repaired salt cellar made in collaboration with potter Ayumi Horie and woodworker Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. It took months to organize the collaboration in 2014, because each wooden lid had to be custom-turned to fit each pot.
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Gintsugi, or gin-naoshi, repair using silver on the lip of a wood-fired tea bowl by Shumpei Yamaki
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