A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 314,711
Currently Running With Scissors:
232 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Japan's Wabisabi  (Read 1807 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: March 02, 2017 06:21:34 AM »

Is an arrt that repairs broken objects with GOLD. It means beauty in imperfection. Its a widely used aesthetic view in Japanese art where flaws are seen as a unique part of the object's history that obviously adds beauty, this is usually done on ceramics.


Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 7405
Joined: 03-Jun-2006

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017 06:30:30 AM »

I love this style of repair, I am a collector of hand made pottery items but we use them all instead of keeping them for display. I'm always so sad when something gets chipped or broken. If I could figure out how to fix things with gold you bet I would! I'm pretty sure it's a very fine art form done by seasoned professionals though. Still, I wish I could find one of those locally to mend my precious clay items. It's super beautiful.

"Always use the good beads, the good fabric and the good yarn. Life is too short to leave it waiting in stash." ~ Edel C
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1618
Joined: 20-Jul-2008


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017 10:33:49 AM »

I saw a show on this on PBS. I believe they use glue to hold the pieces together, fill cracks, then paint the gold onto the fill.

In the case of ancient pot shards, they'll fit together bits from different pieces of pottery (like, 2 different cups) from the same kiln. 

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams
my website  http://wingsnthings.tripod.com/
my ebay  https://tinyurl.com/steiconi
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017 12:21:08 PM »

Really makes me want to break something just to do some repairs.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: The Un-Meatball
@Home This Weekend: Plastic Bottle Lanterns
October 17, 2018 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands