金継ぎ, "golden joinery"

Kintsugi (kin-soo-gee) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

About Kintsugi LLC

The Japanese art of Kintsugi spoke to me because it doesn’t throw away the broken pieces, rather reassembles the item back to its original shape to create something even more beautiful. I consider this to be an example of transformation. We are more than physical beings and can not just be fixed or put back together. Nevertheless, we can become something new through a transformative process.

​In the process of obtaining a Master’s degree in Restorative Arts, I recognized the importance of looking inward to our own brokenness and learning to build ourselves up before we go and build others up. Kintsugi is an anchoring concept not only to my own story, but has become integrated into the process of my work–whether it is speaking in front of groups, helping to curate curriculum, teaching and preaching, and more. Rather than hiding our brokenness or throwing those pieces of ourselves away, I seek to ensure clients that our experiences add value to us, rather than take value from us. We are stronger because of the things we went through and leaning into those experiences only makes our stories even more beautiful.

Kintsugi LLC provides a space for everyone to bring all of who they are and see their brokenness as an asset.
Let’s transform brokenness to beauty, together.