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Kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas

March 20, 2017
colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas

 

What did you do on Saturday? Well, I spent a wonderful couple of hours at the House of St Barnabas learning Kintsugi – the ancient Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold! I loved this imperfect repair method and am now completely smitten!

Daianna Karaian, founder and editor of the inspiring Thoughtful kindly put this event together.

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas

I don’t know about you but I’ve always worried about breaking ceramics. I just wish I would have known about Kintsugi years ago.

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas // repaired bowl

We were all asked to bring something broken.

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas // broken pottery

Lotte, who came from Amsterdam to teach us, runs humade, a product design studio. Here Lotte explained how to mix the glue before applying the gold powder.

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas// Lotte

The kits were developed by humane and can be bought in their shop.

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas // repair kit

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas //repair kit content

Loved seeing what other people brought with them to repair.

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas // plate

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas // pitcher

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas // dog sculpture

I actually didn’t have anything broken at home so was greatful that the House of St Barnabas let me have a broken milk jar I could repair and take home with me.

colourliving blog // kintsugi at the House of St Barnabas // milk jug

What I’m most excited about is that I no longer fear breaking any of my ceramics or porcelain. In fact, I can’t wait to apply this method again and the kit, which we all got to take home, will last for ages.

Thank you Dianna, Lotte and to the House of St Barnabas for a most enjoyable Saturday afternoon.

All photography Β© Tina Bernstein

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