Ajiki Hiro (b. 1948),Teabowl, 2010, Glazed stoneware with gold lacquer, 4 x 4 1/2 in.
Golden Renewal: Understanding Kintsugi Repair
Thursday, July 22nd at 5pm EDT
Alluring and intriguing, kintsugi has lately caught on in Western popular culture and has shown up in various conversations well beyond art. For centuries, this Japanese form of lacquer repair with gold has been used to restore functional ceramics. Meaning ‘gold joining,’ kintsugi is interconnected with the long history of tea culture and the craft tradition in Japan. More recently, kintsugi has found resonance with those who seek a deeper meaning in the golden veins running along the cracks of a once-broken plate or cup. Our diverse panelists will illuminate the many aspects of kintsugi that will allow us to better understand its origins, technique, and application for collectors and connoisseurs of Japanese art.
Mina Brenneman, collector of ceramics
Meghen M. Jones, Professor of art history at Alfred University
Bonnie Kemske, author of Kintsugi: The Poetic Mend
Gen Saratani, lacquer artist and kintsugi specialist
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