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Bok
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Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:37 am

And a nicer shot after some use:
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Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:29 am

Cool! It actually looks pretty esthetic.
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Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:34 am

Nice repair!
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:11 pm

maybe worth a separate thread if a bunch of names come in for future reference for others, but I'll try here first...

can anyone recommend any kintsugi/repair artists? Preferably in Europe, but I'm also happy to ship the pieces to get a quality repair from someone with experience. Looking for someone who does a proper job- no epoxy with gold flakes business, I'm around nasty chemicals like that enough and I don't want it near my tea. I know of one person in Berlin but they currently aren't taking on new jobs it seems.
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:19 pm

wave_code wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:11 pm
maybe worth a separate thread if a bunch of names come in for future reference for others, but I'll try here first...

can anyone recommend any kintsugi/repair artists? Preferably in Europe, but I'm also happy to ship the pieces to get a quality repair from someone with experience. Looking for someone who does a proper job- no epoxy with gold flakes business, I'm around nasty chemicals like that enough and I don't want it near my tea. I know of one person in Berlin but they currently aren't taking on new jobs it seems.
In NYC, Nissan Haque is well considered for kintsugi repair ;
http://knjitea.com/
https://instagram.com/knjitea?utm_sourc ... i0uthybo2l
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wave_code wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:11 pm
There's also somebody in Russia doing nice job:
https://www.instagram.com/kintsugiru/?hl=en
https://www.kintsugi.ru/
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Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:37 pm

Also in NYC is Gen Saratani: https://www.urushi.info/kintsugi

Gen also does restoration work for lacquer ware and teaches kintsugi workshops, too.

FWIW, I would probably contact Nissan first for any kintsugi work I wanted done.
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:24 am

And in France:
https://kintsugi.fr/

(Be careful, I saw other addresses in France offering workshops actually using epoxy)
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:24 pm

Thank you pedant for the suggestion. This morning I jb welded a hairline crack on a thin gaiwan I have. The gaiwan is the best handling gaiwan I've found but because it's so thin I've already had one break on me from regular use. Pedant suggested I jb weld just the outside to reinforce it, so here it is. Some people have said it looks artistic, but I just spread it on with a chopstick, tried to make it look somewhat decent.
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:13 pm

looks good, different style from mine :mrgreen:
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Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:37 pm

wave_code wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:11 pm
maybe worth a separate thread if a bunch of names come in for future reference for others, but I'll try here first...

can anyone recommend any kintsugi/repair artists? Preferably in Europe, but I'm also happy to ship the pieces to get a quality repair from someone with experience. Looking for someone who does a proper job- no epoxy with gold flakes business, I'm around nasty chemicals like that enough and I don't want it near my tea. I know of one person in Berlin but they currently aren't taking on new jobs it seems.
http://tsugi.de/

Natsuyo Watanabe is in Berlin. I have had two Yixing Pots repaired there - she did a stellar job. One has to wait however for some time, until she gets to it, and then for the drying time. But it is well worth the wait.
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:54 am

Interesting twist on the common staple repair: https://kknews.cc/culture/mgv4z49.html
A bit to fancy for my taste, nonetheless quite skillful.
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:40 am

Bok wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:54 am
Interesting twist on the common staple repair: https://kknews.cc/culture/mgv4z49.html
A bit to fancy for my taste, nonetheless quite skillful.
Very cool.
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:00 pm

Oh, the antithesis of wabi-sabi modesty and impermanence. Louis XIV would have loved it.
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My first Kintsugi. Test object is a 80-90s Chaozhou pot I got for very little money.

I used a beginner set from Tokyu hands, which I bought on my last Japan trip. With a few custom tweaks and additional tutorials, that is all one needs. The result is not glossy smooth perfect, but as is this pot, so it seems fitting ;)

The gold on the spout looks a bit like fingernails now, oh well...

It takes long and is not for the impatient or clumsy... each step is actually pretty quick to finish, but the drying times in between are long.

I did two pots in parallel, the other one being more of a risk as you’ll see at a later stage...
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