Kintsugi repair in Australia?


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Kintsugi repair in Australia?

Postby Hannah » Nov 28th, '12, 00:49

Hello All!

Apologies if this is in the wrong section (or if this has been asked before, but search tells me no!), mods, please move if needed!

Does anyone know if there is someone who offers a Kintsugi repair service in Australia?
I stumbled accross Kintsugi on my favourite tea blog of awesomeness (whos owner is on teachat I believe!) : http://listeningtoleaves.blogspot.com.au/ and was in awe!

I am desperately in need of someone who can offer this repair on a bone china gaiwan lid for me.. I know you can buy DIY kits but I have shakey hands and am afraid I would ruin it :(

Thank you all :)
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Re: Kintsugi repair in Australia?

Postby tkellyd » Nov 28th, '12, 20:02

Hello Hannah:

I have no advice on Kintsugi, but looking at the pictures in your link just reminds me of museum fix-its. I wonder if a starving museum curator (or whatever they are called) can fix your pot. I mean, we see fixed pottery in museums all the time, don't we?

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Re: Kintsugi repair in Australia?

Postby Poohblah » Nov 28th, '12, 20:53

Wow! Those repairs are gorgeous. They look as if they were intentional features of the original piece.

(sorry, no, I don't know anything about Kintsugi, much less Kintsugi down under)
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Re: Kintsugi repair in Australia?

Postby robbie_olive » Nov 29th, '12, 18:55

If you phone Kazari, a store specialising in Japanese antiques and collectables, located in Melbourne, they have a person they employ who does Kintsugi, and any other colours, depending on the style of the pottery. I took a valuable chawan in, and they had it repaired in a month. Cost me $140 Kazari ph: (03)95102528

Hope that helps.
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Re: Kintsugi repair in Australia?

Postby Hannah » Dec 1st, '12, 03:13

Robbie, you are an absolute legend :) thank you!!!!!

Although I could buy the same one for $80, I think I'll get the repair done anyway. The gaiwan I want repaired was given to me by a family member (who has no interest in tea, but spent a lot of time finding a gaiwan I would like, which to me is more special than receiving one from a tea friend :)
I would love to have it repaired this way :) a replacement alone wouldn't be the same..

I am so excited! Thanks again! I will post an update here eventually when my wallet allows for the repair haha :)
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Re: Kintsugi repair in Australia?

Postby robbie_olive » Dec 1st, '12, 04:02

Hey! No worries mate! I forgot to add, ask for the Japanese guy Tai (I think that's his name!); he's learning kintsugi currently and passes on the broken pottery to a master restorer, from whom he's learning the techniques of kintsugi. Cheers!
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Re: Kintsugi repair in Australia?

Postby debunix » Dec 1st, '12, 12:55

Jealous of you having an option for that repair. I've come across some gold leaf, and I have my JB weld, and when I get brave again, I'm going to go for it with my functionally repaired but not aestheically repaired shiboridashi.
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Re: Kintsugi repair in Australia?

Postby Chip » Jan 23rd, '13, 16:19

cahlschroedl wrote:hello all, I was looking through the web yesterday when I came across this thread, I am the person that Tai Nashida goes to. Hi, I'm Cahl. I've been learning (it continues till you die) Kintsugi for about 10 plus years now. I recently did some work for Lindsay Farr at the Bonsai Farm here in Melbourne, he had some pots that were damaged so instead of the usual invisible repair I made a feature of the cracks. [Mod EDIT]


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