This video has no audio. Reconstruction using traditional lacquer based kintsugi. This is more preparation work on this Ming period celadon large charger. I am doing more shaping and then at 9minutes, 32 seconds, applying sabi.
Here are some more pieces I disassembled and one I couldn’t get apart. One of the pieces is a Ming period celadon, 45cm. diameter plate with an interesting wood repair piece. The piece I couldn’t get apart is the Oribe suribachi. I tried twice applying heat to it for a total of 30 minutes but I guess the walls are so thick that the epoxy doesn’t weaken easily.
I just had these come to me. They are 2 Chinese kosometsuke plates that have been glued together with some kind of epoxy glue. I don’t know how I will get them apart but I hope to. The other piece is from my kiln. A peace keeper vase.
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.