Kintsugi – Corset Plate

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, きんつくろい, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object,…

Hungarian Porcelain

Hungary has a long tradition of porcelain-making, which flourished during the mid-nineteenth century and continues to present day. Herend Porcelain The Herend Porcelain Manufactory (Hungarian: Herendi Porcelánmanufaktúra Zrt.) specializing in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain, was founded in 1826 by Vince Stingl with a focus on earthenware pottery making. He went bankrupt later on and…

Jingdezhen Porcelain

I had the extraordinary opportunity of having hands-on experience with Jingdezhen porcelain, taught by local craftsmen. In 2014, I was awarded the Windgate Fellowship Award. The $15,000 fellowships are annually given to 10 senior students, nationwide, working in the field of craft. The fellowship program is supported and administered by the Center for Creativity, Craft and…