The pieces were acquired by Sabine Rothe in the Bollhagen workshops in the early 1980s and have been in the family's possession ever since. The wear and tear, cracks and breaks tell the story of beloved and often used everyday objects that even when broken were still too precious to throw away. All the pieces have been given to me since the fall of 2019 to be restored to new beauty in through Kintsugi.
The geometric cracks in the glaze give the golden cracks a special shape that contrasts with the playful decoration. The resulting tension is softened and harmoniously transformed by the gold/white/light blue color scheme.
The original shards were assembled by the traditional kintsugi method using Urushi Japanese lacquer and glue made from glutinous rice. On the outside, the cracks were painted over with bengara urushi and finished with 23.75 carats of rose oble real gold.
Teapot IMO · GASHIRA 1 い も ･ が し ら I
23.75 Carat Rosenoble powder gold