KINTSUGI GOLDEN FAULT

Kintsugi, 金継ぎ is  a Japanese XV Century technique, means to repair with gold. It began with the emperor  Shogun Ashikaga which wanted his broken porcelains repaired. His artisans used common nails to bring the pieces of his pottery back together but, after seeing the result, the emperor demanded a better looking technique. In the last firing, a couple… Continue reading KINTSUGI GOLDEN FAULT

SITTING BY THE FIRE

  SITTING BY THE FIRE Obvara is an Eastern-european technique, possibly of the 19th-20th century. The reduction process, the cutting away oxygen needs a mixture of yeasts and sugar solved in water in order to achieve a sealed ceramic surface. Such combination of yeasts together with the temperature shock creates a texture that varies from black to brown to… Continue reading SITTING BY THE FIRE