A Tea Addict's Journal

When repairs make things better

November 3, 2011 · 10 Comments


Sometimes repairs can make the original better, for example here, with this little lid that was broken


This is a very old technique that is no longer practiced, except for perhaps a few old people in China and Japan. They are, essentially, nails that sink their teeth into the clay and keeps two parts together. Of course, you need a clean line and not a messy break with lots of little pieces, but if you have that clean line, it is actually possible to piece the thing back together without too much agony. The result almost improves on the original and gives the pot an aesthetic that it would not have on its own.


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