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Kintsugi Instructions: 5 Simple Steps to Using Gold to Repair Pottery

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Kintsugi Instructions 

Are you interested in taking up Kintsugi?

Or better yet, do you have your Kintsugi supplies in front of you - and are looking for simple Kintsugi instructions to get going?

Then this How to Kintsugi step by step guide is for you.

We’re going to clearly instruct you through it - step by step.

However, before we begin though.

You’re going to need two things:

One. Your Kintsugi Kit.

You are going to need to have your Kintsugi materials in front of you. The best place to grab that? Is our repair Kintsugi Kit.

It literally provides you with all the gear you need (everything from the epoxy, gold and silver powder). It even comes with an instruction manual of its own.

Two. Broken Pottery.

We’ve already provided a couple of examples if you want to check them out. 

i) My favourite coffee mug that I applied Kintsugi on.

ii) A plate that got broke the other day.

And I’m sure much, much more to come.

But, basically, you need a broken piece of ceramics that you need repairing. Ideally, not something you are overly concerned about if it is your first go at Kintsugi.

Then as you develop your skills, you can start applying to your favourite pieces that you want restoring. Hey, if you get really good - you might even want to start offering Kintsugi as a professional service (there’s actually some really good money in it too).

More than anything though it is a great way to relax and destress - to get away from the modern hectic day to day life. After a while though, you might just find you end up dropping things on purpose just as an excuse to craft some more out.

Now, let’s jump right in.

Instructions: How to Do Kintsugi

It comes down to 5 really simple steps.

Let’s walk you through them step by step.

Step #1

Here you just basically need to have everything in front of you.

So the Kintsugi kit will have everything you need to get going:

  • An Instruction Guide
  • Fast Setting Gold Glue
  • Epoxy
  • Gold Powder
  • Paintbrush
  • Mixing Stick
  • Pair of Gloves

You will, of course, need a broken piece of ceramic pottery too. There are a few examples of ones we have carried out before too.

Please be sure to check out the Kintsugi mug and how we went about on how to repair a plate (the cool way).

Step #2

Now that you have your piece of broken pottery in front of you.

It’s time to get an idea of where you want every piece to fit.

Literally, just lay it out in a jigsaw type fashion. The only real purpose of this is, so you know which piece goes where and which one you need to put in front of the next.

Step #3

Now it is time to pick up the epoxy.

And the gold dust powder.

It’s time to make that sumptuous gold lacquer powder to. Put into a pot and stir thoroughly with the mixing stick to set it properly.

Remember, to use gloves when doing this as - since it is your first time - things could get a little messy.

Step #4

Now pick up the first piece you want to stick together.

Gently but hastily (the epoxy dries quickly) coat the edge.

And stick it them together.

You want to hold it for a couple of minutes to let it set and you’re golden. Quite literally.

Step #5

This is a case of rinse and repeat.

Do it as many times as you have to, to fix the vase, bowl, plate or your favourite mug.

And then stand back and admire your fine little bit of craftsmanship.

There you have it.

A complete set of easy to follow step by step Kintsugi instructions.

If you do need help with your Kintsugi, then please do not hesitate to contact us at all. We are more than happy to help with you any advice that you might need.

Simply head over to the contact page to get in touch, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.