MendedBeauty

Marianne's Kintsugi Shop

Penryn, California | 17 Sales

MendedBeauty

Marianne's Kintsugi Shop

Penryn, California 17 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (5)
Marianne Waterstradt

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Marianne Waterstradt

Announcement    Each piece I create is individually fashioned with a particular essence in mind. I focus on the known or unknown recipient infusing my energy into each golden seam as I restore from the pieces...the whole. Life breaks everyone; accepting this immutable fact welcomes light into your soul. Even more, you need not remain broken. You can mend every injury with the precious energy of life making it stronger than before it was broken.

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Last updated on Apr 14, 2019

Each piece I create is individually fashioned with a particular essence in mind. I focus on the known or unknown recipient infusing my energy into each golden seam as I restore from the pieces...the whole. Life breaks everyone; accepting this immutable fact welcomes light into your soul. Even more, you need not remain broken. You can mend every injury with the precious energy of life making it stronger than before it was broken.

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More Beautiful for Having Been Broken

One day, I happened upon a beautiful piece of pottery with unique seams. I inquired what it was and was told it is a Kintsugi piece. Of course, I had to know immediately what Kintsugi was. As soon as I learned the gorgeous thought behind the art, I began making them for friends. I made one for a psychiatrist and he so loved the idea, he began giving them to his patients as a means of encouragement. My heart swelled and I decided I wanted to provide this beautiful idea to all I thought could use a reminder that although their hearts may have been broken a time or two, they are more beautiful for it. Here is the history of Kintsugi:

When a bowl, teapot or precious vase falls and breaks into a thousand pieces, we throw them away angrily and regretfully. Yet there is an alternative, a Japanese practice that highlights and enhances the breaks thus adding value to the broken object. It’s called kintsugi (金継ぎ), or kintsukuroi (金繕い), literally golden (“kin”) and repair (“tsugi”).

This traditional Japanese art uses a precious metal – liquid gold, liquid silver or lacquer dusted with powdered gold – to bring together the pieces of a broken pottery item and at the same time enhance the breaks. The technique consists in joining fragments and giving them a new, more refined aspect. Every repaired piece is unique, because of the randomness with which ceramics shatters and the irregular patterns formed that are enhanced with the use of metals.

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  • Marianne Waterstradt

    Owner

    I adore Kintsugi because it speaks to me. I have endured trauma throughout my life and always viewed my history as an ugly, diminishing fact in my life. Now, I see that my history made me and by mending breaks carefully, I am more for having them.

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  • Roseville Downtown Tuesday Nights
    Vernon Street Town Square
    311 Vernon St
    ROSEVILLE, CA

    Jun 18

    This is a wonderful event with lots of artisans but also food trucks. There is a water feature in the middle of the square where kids can get drenched! It is a wonderful, easy going time.

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