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Intermediate Senior Visual Arts

Ceramics

Kintsugi

"Clay vessels are remarkably durable, yet they are vulnerable to breakage if mishandled or dropped. Japanese craftsmen created a unique method of mending ceramics. They drew on the longstanding practice of using the plant resin lacquer as an adhesive to rejoin broken ceramics but transformed the appearance of the repair by sprinkling the lacquer with powdered gold, thus creating a new component for appreciation." Golden Seams, Freer Gallery of Art