One of the first things I did after arriving in Switzerland is smash this little cup, hand painted by the grandfather of Veronique, my host, to smithereens, Heavy jet lag.
It is very thin porcelain and I almost have it back together. The table in the last photo is about 3 meters long.
This video shows me taking apart an Edo period Shigaraki large vase that had been dropped and then poorly glued back together. Who ever did that then tried to hide the repair with filling it with wood and burning that out. I will repair it with traditional, lacquer based kintsugi.
The 3 day workshop on April 5-7 http://www.kintugi.com/?page_id=22 is sold out. These are some metal polishing practice pieces I am getting ready for it. The white things are tissues to add moisture to the muro to help drying.
Here are some photos of yakitsuke kintsugi, applying lacquer on metal and using heat to cure it. These pieces have had 2 layers with the bell only having 1. I will apply a second and third coat to the pieces next.