KintsugiWabiSabi

KWS Authentic Kintsugi & Fine Oriental Antiques

Burnley, United Kingdom 17 Sales On Etsy since 2017

KintsugiWabiSabi

KWS Authentic Kintsugi & Fine Oriental Antiques

Burnley, United Kingdom | 17 Sales

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Chris Fittock

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Chris Fittock

Announcement    Welcome to my shop
A mix of Authentic Kintsugi and Japanese Antiques.

I have worked for 25 years as a restorer of Oriental Art and Antiques for some of the major dealers in the UK.

ANTIQUES:
I have a full disclosure policy on all restoration work carried out, whether that be just a light clean or something more involved.

The truth is that most items over 100 years old have been used and worn over the years, bits get broken or fall off and get lost. Most Antiques have seen a restorers workshop at some point in their lifetime, if not a number of times.

Wherever I can, I use authentic materials to facilitate these repairs, however that is not always possible and there are occasions when a repair would be much better done using a modern product.

KINTSUGI:
For my Kintsugi however I do not use modern materials such as epoxy resin, I only use the traditional Japanese Urushi Lacquer and 23.75ct Gold or Silver granules. This method has been tried and tested over hundreds of years, in particular with repairs to precious Japanese tea ceremony cups and bowls.
The urushi lacquer used is heat resistant and food safe, unlike the modern alternatives mentioned.
I sometimes combine Japanese Maki-e (Sprinkled picture) techniques on my Kintsugi. Using precious metal powders and ground coloured lacquer to achieve various effects.

I hope you like what you see, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Last updated on May 2, 2019

Welcome to my shop
A mix of Authentic Kintsugi and Japanese Antiques.

I have worked for 25 years as a restorer of Oriental Art and Antiques for some of the major dealers in the UK.

ANTIQUES:
I have a full disclosure policy on all restoration work carried out, whether that be just a light clean or something more involved.

The truth is that most items over 100 years old have been used and worn over the years, bits get broken or fall off and get lost. Most Antiques have seen a restorers workshop at some point in their lifetime, if not a number of times.

Wherever I can, I use authentic materials to facilitate these repairs, however that is not always possible and there are occasions when a repair would be much better done using a modern product.

KINTSUGI:
For my Kintsugi however I do not use modern materials such as epoxy resin, I only use the traditional Japanese Urushi Lacquer and 23.75ct Gold or Silver granules. This method has been tried and tested over hundreds of years, in particular with repairs to precious Japanese tea ceremony cups and bowls.
The urushi lacquer used is heat resistant and food safe, unlike the modern alternatives mentioned.
I sometimes combine Japanese Maki-e (Sprinkled picture) techniques on my Kintsugi. Using precious metal powders and ground coloured lacquer to achieve various effects.

I hope you like what you see, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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