Intuit wrote:We should have such a thread here at TC. In same cases, it's instructional - you get to see a wall cross-section of yixing-ware, for example. In others, you get ideas for what to do with beloved teaware that is no longer functional, but has sentimental value - make it into art for your tearoom or kitchen (see the teadrunk thread for a nice example).
If you wanted to be creative, the broken bits of ceramic or porcelain can be made into trivets or even jewelry (there are companies that specialize in this art, you can find them on the web).
That just reminded me. I was given as a gift 2 chinese ceramic pendants made from broken dishes that are supposed to be hundred of years old.
One is a pendant framed in silver and the ceramic is white and blue- I think it is a dragon...haven't worn it in a while so trying to remember.
Also you could get a file and sand the edges and then get some square metal wire at Micheals crafts and make some jewelery.
or...of you are a guy buy a wooden frame and make a picture frame or some wooden board and make a collage or wall decoration.
or even use the ceramic to decorate a box on the top part or sides.
the big crafts stores usually sell files and glass c utters. The hardware store here they had a small glass cutting wheel for $10 it kind of look like an exacto knife, but sturdier...
I just thought of a great idea for broken dishes and ceramics ect...
get a large wooden or whatever frame and glue the glass and ceramics on the frame and then get a mirror for the middle part and have a nice funky mirror
Also if you have a broken tea pot or handle you can always file the part you could not fix down and use as a flower vase.
My "cheap" vase is actually a ceramic pitcher...supposed to be for water.