love your imperfections
Every one of us has a crack or two (or three), it is what makes us human, and it shows we have lived. The Japanese art of golden repair, known as 'kintsugi', takes a broken ceramic piece, and makes its flaws shine by applying urushi lacquer and gold powder. The resulting vessel with its golden highlights is more treasured than ever.
Individually hand stamped using Japanese pigment inks and hand carved rubber printing blocks. The bowl is then hand foiled in gold to show fault lines, as would be achieved through kintsugi, or 'golden joinery' in a 3D piece. Each print will have natural small variations, due to the methods used - the one you receive may not be exactly the same as the one shown in the photographs.
Printed on 100g oatmeal 100% recycled paper (with natural flecks).
Paper size: A4 (210 × 297 mm or 8.27 × 11.69 inches).
Signed in pencil and stamped with nakamura characters [中村] in red ink.