Yiheng Yu working

Makomako is a New York based Kintsugi artist and Chanoyu practitioner. The breaking of a tea bowl led her to the study of Kintsugi – the Japanese art of ceramic restoration using urushi lacquer and gold. She studied with Japanese lacquer master and Kintsugi specialist Gen Saratani in 2018 and continued her studies with Chinese lacquer specialist Rongqiang Wu (Qifenzui Studio) in 2019. Recently, she has been polishing her Kintsugi skills while researching specific techniques. She greatly enjoys working with her hands and has restored earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, Yixing ware, as well as other objects made from agate, jade, glass, and resin.


Introduction to Kintsugi, The Art of Repairing Broken Pottery

Kintsugi (Japanese:金継ぎ, ‘golden joinery or golden repair’) is a traditional technique of ceramic restoration, using urushi lacquer as an adhesive and powdered gold as a decoration. In this demo-workshop, participants […]

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