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DIY Japanese Kintsugi Pottery Repair

January 16, 2019

DIY Japanese Kintsugi Pottery Repair - bowl glued back together with web of gold paint showing along the repair linesKintsugi is the process of mending broken pottery with a a gold-dusted lacquer to adhere the pieces back together, and make the final product even more beautiful than before.

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Total Time: 1 hour

Supplies:

  • broken pottery, plate, or any thing ceramic
  • paint brush
  • tube "527" multi-use glue
  • metallic acrylic paint
  • 1 cup water
  • piece of newspaper

Steps:

  1. Lay newspaper down on work surface.
  2. Gather all materials.
  3. DIY Japanese Kintsugi Pottery Repair - broken pottery bowl on a sheet of newspaper
     
  4. Paint each new showing side of of the pottery edge with metallic acrylic paint using a small paint brush and occasionally dipping into a cup of water.
  5. DIY Japanese Kintsugi Pottery Repair - paint showing right at the broken edge
     
  6. Let pieces dry.
  7. DIY Japanese Kintsugi Pottery Repair - paint showing at exposed edge
     
  8. Apply multi-purpose glue to two pieces at a time. Let dry.
  9. Glue the now bigger pieces together, starting with the bottom of the object. Be sure to fit pieces very snugly.
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  11. Clamp pieces together if necessary until dry.
  12. Let sit overnight.
  13. Enjoy!
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