Kintsugi porcelain repair kit
Handmade by Humade
Step-by-step: How to repair with a Kintsugi Kit
What you will need for porcelain repair:
A set of gloves
1 Kintsugi porcelain repair kit containing gold and adhesive
1 plastic work surface
2-4 popsicle sticks for mixing
1 thin painting brush
How do you repair Kintsugi?
Step 1: Begin the Kintsugi work by mapping out the pieces of broken pottery. You may have to mend smaller pieces first and then attach them to the larger pieces later.
Step 2: Mix a small amount of porcelain glue with gold from the porcelain repair kit
Step 3: Apply the glue to the first edge of your broken pottery, hold it together and let it dry. Repeat the process until your pottery is mended into one piece. A small tip from us; finish one repair at a time, it makes the whole repair easier to control.
Step 4: Take your thin brush and paint with the gold along the visible rifts of your pottery to conceal the glue with gold.
Step 5: If repaired correctly, set to dry for at least 48 hours for the glue to damp. Enjoy your new beautiful piece of Kintsugi porcelain!
You can use the kintsugi kit multiple times. Let us create and treasure the beauty of imperfection!
What is Japanese Kintsugi?
Kintsugi (Japanese: 金継ぎ) is a Japanese technique used for repairing broken pottery with gold or silver. Kintsugi translates to “golden repair” with the signs “kin” (金) meaning money or gold, and “tsugi” (継ぎ) meaning joining or connection. The art of Kintsugi is a manifestation of the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, which celebrates the flaws and imperfections of the world.
Read more about the old Japanese technique here.
The origin of Kintsugi
Kintsugi may have originated in the late 15th century in Japan. The story goes that the Japanese shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, had sent his damaged pottery to China for repairs. When the pottery was returned to him, the Chinese had to the shogun’s distaste repaired it with metal staples. Therefore, he ordered his craftsmen to create a new and more aesthetic technique for repairing the broken set of china.
Kintsugi became very popular throughout all of Japan. Some collectors even deliberately started smashing their pottery so the porcelain could be repaired with the gold seams of kintsugi.
Kintsugi Kit by YŌNOBI: The art of embracing damage
New kintsugi is a new way of gluing porcelain based on the old kintsugi technique. The YŌNOBI philosophy celebrates the beauty of practical objects made by craftsmen and the stories they tell. Kintsugi porcelain repair tells us a story of beauty in the damage inflicted upon a ceramic cup, plate or bowl.
With New Kintsugi, we combine this lovely old technique with new technology. By messy mending, the marks and scars of a product are clearly emphasized. This gives the porcelain repaired a new perspective and beauty while offering longevity.
Is Kintsugi Kit food safe?
The Kintsugi Kit from YŌNOBI is 100 percent food safe for a max temperature of 100 degrees celsius. If the repaired porcelain is heated above 100 degrees, the heat can melt the materials.
Do not use the porcelain repaired in oven or microwave, but handle it with care and wash each item by hand.
SHIPMENT TO DENMARK: 1-3 working days
Standard shipment (without home delivery) in Denmark is FREE from orders over 499DKK, under 499 shipping is 30DKK.
Home delivery: from 65 DKK
Office delivery: from 37 DKK
All shipments in Denmark are handled by DAO365 or GLS when ordering Yonobi will choose the nearest pick-up store in regards to your shipping address.
SHIPMENT EU: 2-3 working days
Orders over 499,- FREE for all EU orders.
Germany: from 85 DKK
Sweden: from 79 DKK
UK: from 99 DKK
Rest of Europe*: from 119 DKK
*Island or heavy shipment fees can be added on some orders.
SHIPMENT OVERSEAS: 5-10 working days + custom handling
All orders over 1999,- are free.
USA and rest of the world from 120DKK (up to 2 kg*)
*heavy shipment fees can be added on some orders.
We try to ship out all orders on the same day, during weekend and holidays small delays may occur.
Delays may occur when shipping outside the EU due to customs expeditions. Yonobi is not responsible for this delay. All orders are ship with track and trace, which will be updated along the journey when the package is in customs, the track may not be updated before it’s through. We recommend that you check via your local post office to locate and follow your package when it has left DK.
You have the possibility to return or exchange your order within 30 days after purchase. The original invoice must be included. Your return parcel can be sent or returned to our shop at the following address:
1152 Copenhagen K
Please note that we expect the products to be returned in the same state as when they where purchased. Any used, damaged goods or products that show signs of wear and use will not be accepted. It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure the goods are in the same condition as when purchased. If your order is damaged upon delivery to you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as noticed. When we receive your parcel and the items are approved we will return the order amount to your account or gift card used for the purchase.
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