Wabi Sabi Pottery - Turning Tragedies into Golden Opportunities! Wabi Sabi Pottery - Turning Tragedies into Golden Opportunities!

Wabi Sabi Pottery - Turning Tragedies into Golden Opportunities!

Wabi Sabi Pottery - Turning Tragedies into Golden Opportunities! Wabi Sabi Pottery - Turning Tragedies into Golden Opportunities!

Wabi Sabi Pottery Examples

When we received our shipment of handmade L'Officina ceramics all the way from Italy, a considerable amount of the tumblers arrived broken. Some were smashed to smithereens, others were simply cracked, while a few had cleanly broken into two. 

At first I was devastated. These tumblers were one of my favourite pieces in the L'Officina collection - in fact it was the tumblers that sold me on L'Officina to begin with! So for several months the broken tumblers sat in the warehouse. I was too sad to throw away all that beautiful hard work...but something needed to be done!

Enter the New Kintsugi Repair Kit

If you've read this blog with any kind of regularity you'd know how much we love The New Kintsugi Repair Kit. In a nutshell, it repairs broken ceramics (and other materials) with a golden adhesive to highlight the break, not simply repairing it, but adding a new dimension to the piece. So after a warehouse clean out I spent one solid weekend repairing many of the tumblers (and other broken pieces) with the repair kit. 

The result? I love them even more now! What do you think?

A L'Officina Kintsugi repaired cup and vintage creamer jug.

A repaired vintage cup and saucer. 

This teapot's handle had broken off and the lid had broken into several pieces. The gold section near the top of the handle had been remodelled using the putty clay provided in the kit. It's completely functional (and sparklier) now. 

Two lovely little saucers now made even lovelier!

All in a weekend's work!

Do you have any pieces that could use the New Kintsugi's golden touch?