(golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (golden repair) is the Japanese art of
repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered
gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair
as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
A child’s toy in the shape of a pig, probably mold made and with a pebble sealed within. He has delightful applied eyes, nose, pointed ears, and curly tail and stands on four splayed feet. Holes drilled in top and bottom were probably put in place to prevent this little piggy from breaking in the kiln. It is thought that a toy like this was made for a toddler, and their sound was supposed to ward off evil spirits.
I’m a ceramic artist mineral enthusiast. These are my favorite pieces I’ve made this year. Just wanted to share them with fellow rock lovers. Thanks for looking!
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