Kintsugi porcelain repair kit
Mending broken pottery with gold
YONOBI's kintsugi repair kit is an easy DIY way to repair broken pottery with gold. On this page, you can read how to fix broken ceramic mugs or plates using the best and most beautiful glue for ceramic pots. This Japanese ceramic repair kit repairs your pottery with a golden seam. In the Humade Kintsugi kit, you will find all the supplies for repairing ceramic porcelain with gold.
The price for our porcelain repair kit is 245DKK, and we ship worldwide, you can mend your broken pottery in no time.
One New Kintsugi Repair Kit can be used multiple times to fix up to 10 items. The kintsugi repair kit is a hobby/DIY kit made to be easy and safe to use.
Step-by-step: How to repair with a Kintsugi Kit
What you will need for porcelain repair:
A set of gloves
1 Kintsugi porcelain repair kit containing gold and adhesive
1 plastic work surface
2-4 popsicle sticks for mixing
1 thin painting brush
How do you repair Kintsugi?
Step 1: Begin the Kintsugi work by mapping out the pieces of broken pottery. You may have to mend smaller pieces first and then attach them to the larger pieces later.
Step 2: Mix a small amount of porcelain glue with gold from the porcelain repair kit
Step 3: Apply the glue to the first edge of your broken pottery, hold it together and let it dry. Repeat the process until your pottery is mended into one piece. A small tip from us; finish one repair at a time, it makes the whole repair easier to control.
Step 4: Take your thin brush and paint with the gold along the visible rifts of your pottery to conceal the glue with gold.
Step 5: If repaired correctly, set to dry for at least 48 hours for the glue to damp. Enjoy your new beautiful piece of Kintsugi porcelain!
You can use the kintsugi kit multiple times. Let us create and treasure the beauty of imperfection!
What is Japanese Kintsugi?
Kintsugi (Japanese: 金継ぎ) is a Japanese technique used for repairing broken pottery with gold or silver. Kintsugi translates to “golden repair” with the signs “kin” (金) meaning money or gold, and “tsugi” (継ぎ) meaning joining or connection. The art of Kintsugi is a manifestation of the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, which celebrates the flaws and imperfections of the world.
Read more about the old Japanese technique here.
The origin of Kintsugi
Kintsugi may have originated in the late 15th century in Japan. The story goes that the Japanese shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, had sent his damaged pottery to China for repairs. When the pottery was returned to him, the Chinese had to the shogun’s distaste repaired it with metal staples. Therefore, he ordered his craftsmen to create a new and more aesthetic technique for repairing the broken set of china.
Kintsugi became very popular throughout all of Japan. Some collectors even deliberately started smashing their pottery so the porcelain could be repaired with the gold seams of kintsugi.
Kintsugi Kit by YŌNOBI: The art of embracing damage
New kintsugi is a new way of gluing porcelain based on the old kintsugi technique. The YŌNOBI philosophy celebrates the beauty of practical objects made by craftsmen and the stories they tell. Kintsugi porcelain repair tells us a story of beauty in the damage inflicted upon a ceramic cup, plate, or bowl. If you are looking where to buy a kintsugi repair kit, our webshop ships internationally.
With the new Kintsugi repair kit, we combine this lovely old technique with new technology. By messy mending, the marks and scars of a product are clearly emphasized. This gives the porcelain repaired a new perspective and beauty while offering longevity.
Is Kintsugi Kit food safe?
The Humade Kintsugi Kit from YŌNOBI is food safe for a max temperature of 100 degrees celsius. If the repaired porcelain is heated above 100 degrees, the heat can melt the materials. So, to keep your porcelain food safe, do not pour hot tea water directly into a cup mended using our kintsugi kit.
Do not use the porcelain repaired in oven or microwave, but handle it with care and wash each item by hand.