Kintsugi: How to Repair Your Broken Ceramics With Gold

If you’ve ever broken your favourite dish or vase, you know how devastating it can be. But don't despair and toss your shattered ceramic pieces, take some time to learn more about Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing ceramics with gold.

While this was originally done with urushi lacquer and rice flour to bind the pieces together, for a modern DIY you can still get the gold look without breaking the bank.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF KINTSUGI

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LET'S GET REPAIRING!

This Kintsugi video tutorial from Invaluable shows you a few ways you can quickly mend your broken bowl or dish and make it look like a piece of art by filling in the cracks with golden powder or liquid gold leaf. It only requires a few steps, and 20-30 minutes of your time, making it a perfect afternoon craft and easy way to repair your dishes. Plus, you’ll now have transformed your plate into a work of art that you can appreciate the beauty of imperfection.