Japanese Kintsugi Kit - Ceramic Gold Repair

€26.50 EUR

Humade Golden Japanese Ceramic & Pottery DIY Kintsugi Repair Kit

Why Hide the Cracks When You Can Make Them Beautiful with the Golden Pottery Repair Kit?

From the Netherlands (home of ceramic delftware) comes this innovative product from the ladies at Humade. With the New Kintsugi Kit (also referred to as a Kintsukuroi kit), you not only get to salvage that beloved chipped or broken ceramic plate, but you also get to reinvigorate it with this gorgeous gold filler. 

The Ancient Japanese Art of Kintsugi (Japanese Gold Repair)

What does Kintsugi mean? It literally translates to “golden joinery”, and is all about turning ugly breaks and broken pottery into beautiful fixes - proposing that repair can make things better than new. The art of fixing and repairing broken pottery with gold. Essentially making Kintsugi art from the Kintsugi repair kit. It derives from the teachings of the original Wabi Sabi, the art of acceptance and appreciation in imperfections.

How Does the Humade Kintsugi Repair Kit Work?

You are provided with an instructional manual to learn how to carry Kintsugi out, essentially mending damaged pottery with gold through filling in the cracks. In the kit, you'll be provided with a gold powder is mixed with an adhesive to create a gold lacquer repair glue (this is known as Japanese urushi lacquers) that aids with the repair.

Then you simply use the gold adhesive to fix the cracks and/or breaks for porcelain, glass, ceramics, and pottery. Then wait a good 48 plus hours for the adhesive to set and your previously-broken piece is ready to use again. We recommend though, to retain the gold color it is not advised to place items that have just gone under repair in the dishwasher. 

There are two color options to choose from, you can see the kit for sale is also available in gold and Kintsugi silver.
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Postage weight: 0.15kg
The DIY Kit Contains: 
  • Instructional Manual Guide
  • Bison Epoxy Fast Fixing Gold Glue 24ml
  • Bison Epoxy Putty
  • Gold powder
  • Paintbrush 
  • Gloves Included
  • Mixing Stick tool
One of these ceramic repair kits can repair approximately eight normal plates (as you can see per the images), with 3 full cracks. The gold glue is epoxy based and can also be used to fix wood, china, glass, ceramic etc. So if you have recently broke your favorite mug or bowl? This is the top answer on how to get that pottery fixed, and looking better than ever before with gold. Essentially from old to brand new.
Founded by sisters Gieke and Lotte, Humade is defined by a shared passion and true dedication to find a right balance between man, product and space, and Mora Approved is thrilled to be the first Humade Kintsugi UK retailer to stock the New Kintsugi Repair Kit! We know you'll love it as much as we do because it's beautifully functional and it also promotes an eco-friendly solution to waste disposal. And that's something we can all get behind! 

Humade Kintsugi Review

Donna D, California, USA
"It's wonderful. A very simple process with very aesthetically pleasing results.  I'll definitely be getting another kit!"
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Convinced? Add to cart and start repairing now - the possibilities are endless! View the images to see just how effective it is and the beauty you can create.
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How to Do Kintsugi Repair Guide - 3 Step Tutorial

The practice of Kintsugi is a reflection of the Japanese Wabi Sabi principal (originally derived from traditional Buddhist teachings), to celebrate and admire imperfections within objects, and as mentioned, involves the repair of broken pottery and ceramics. Traditionally it comes with gold glue (but we also supply a silver one) to glorify the breakages. 

In this how to guide, we are going to go through this form of Japanese pottery repair step by step. All you really need to do is pick up the kintsukuroi kit and this will provide you with everything you need to get going (except of course the broken mug or pot). 

That said before you start we also recommend that you approach mending pottery and ceramics one at a time and that you also wear some form of protective gloves too (these come with the kit).

Step One. Now, you’re going to need a broken pot. Whether that’s your favorite mug or bowl that you have been saving or you ‘accidentally on purpose’ break something. If it is the latter, make sure you do it safely. Out of the way, in a bag and tea towel. A drop from head height should do the trick.

Step Two. The next step involves you to start fitting those pieces together again. Just a general idea is fine, you don't have to go balancing bits on one another. You just want to know what goes where and when really - an outline of where you need to apply the Kintsugi glue.

Step Three. Now go ahead and reach for your DIY kit and supplies. You’re going to start to mix the Japanese gold repair powder together with the epoxy putty and use a stick to start applying it slowly to the edges of your broken pieces.

Now, before the Kintsugi epoxy starts to dry out, press the two pieces together and firmly hold them. The general idea is that you do them one a time for each break. You might be quite surprised just how fast it starts to dry out. So be a little hasty.

You will see that there are a few different looks to Kintsugi, you’ve got the classic smooth and thicker blend. Here’s how to achieve them.

Smooth Finish: You will see that there a range of pots, vases, and ceramics finished with what’s known as the smooth look. To achieve this appearance you want to get a scalpel of some kind to help you scrape away the thicker bulging parts of the lacquer.

It’s quite a tricky technique, so be a bit cautious as to just how much you take away, as you don’t want it popping out of place. Then brush it over with your brush.

Bulging Thicker Finish: It’s a more simple finish to accomplish. Simply apply more lacquer, wait for it to set a bit longer. Don’t overly neaten it up. If you do have any questions, please be sure just to get in touch. 

You can find out more on other How to Kintsugi guides too:

- How to Repair a Coffee Mug

- How to Fix a Plate 

- Why Kintsugi Glue is the best for Ceramic Repair

- Japanese Repair With Gold Kintsugi Tutorial

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