Inspired by kintsukuroi

Jewellery, material paintings with gold leaf and silver:

Kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) is a Japanese art used for the repairs of porcelain or ceramic.

Usually an attempt is made to perform an invisible repair. Kintsugi does the exact opposite: the fault lines are part of the story of an object. They believe that the history of the object makes it more precious. The repair is a gold or silver connection that emphasizes the fault lines. The object becomes firmer and more valuable than before.

The philosophy of kintsugi was developed from the Japanese wisdom wabi-sabi (侘 寂), the doctrine of modesty and beauty of the transitory, the weathered and the imperfection.

We do not have to hide imperfections and scars because they tell us how we were formed. They testify to our memories and what we experienced at that time.

Not like the kintsukuroi where they repair pieces of porcelain, but pieces and small drops of molten silver, gold or gilded silver are ‘linked’ together into a beautiful and wearable piece of jewellery.