This piece is 6"wide x 2.75"high. It is smooth, bare, white porcelain with beautiful lines. I have started experimenting with Kinstugi repair ideas when a piece has a crack or chip. This bowl seemed perfect until it came out of the final firing and a small undulation in its surface showed a fine crack that had only appeared after firing. Instead of discarding pieces like this I have begin to highlight the beauty of the imperfection. The traditional art of Japanese 'Kintsugi' is about repair and making flaws beautiful, though this is a very pared down version on true 'Kintsugi' I like the results. It gives a second life to the piece.
My pieces are made from porcelain clay, thrown on the pottery wheel and fired to 2267 degrees. Each piece is one of a kind.
My work is primarily decorative, meant to be enjoyed by the eye and the heart. (The metal leaf is sealed but not intended for food or washing.)