kintsugi porcelain and wild clay

$200.00

Out of stock

Out of stock

Layers of Place: driven by my fascination of the minerals and clays underneath, the layers of the earth and how we uncover them.

Made from Porcelain and  local volcanic clays discovered on Tamborine Mountain, each with their own unique colour and texture. I have located, processed, tested and experimented with these clays to ensure they can be fired to stoneware temperatures and have good glaze fit in both reduction and oxidation atmospheres. This small vase comes with a complimentary wild clay test tile. Fired in a gas kiln with a reduced atmosphere the high iron local clays appear metallic.

This kintsugi repair lovingly done by artist Kirstin Farr. Kintsugi translates as “golden joinery” and uses a special lacquer mixed with gold to fix the object in a way that highlights (rather than hides) the damage. It’s a way of repair that celebrates the breakage as part of the object’s history, rather than as the end of the story. More than merely a craft technique, kintsugi is an outgrowth of the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, a belief in the beauty of imperfections. I advise this product to be used for display only.

 

size: 9cm wide, 10cm high

 

Care Instructions

All of my ceramic pieces sold are useable and made to store liquids. The body of each piece is made using one of Australia’s finest porcelains, fired to 1280°C and fully vitrified.  Due to the nature of combining various stoneware, raw minerals and porcelain clays, your work may have some very superficial (thin and only surface deep) spilts on the outside. This is rare, but does not change the function of the work. If your cup/vessel leaks, of course please contact me, however, all cups are checked and tested before sale.

If your ceramic piece has not been glazed, rather has a polished finish, I have applied Liquid Quartz ceramic sealer, which is a food safe, permeating sealer designed for use on unglazed ceramic ware. Click here for more information about this product.  Due to the thin walls of your porcelain piece, please be mindful that hot liquids will be hot to touch if in a porcelain cup. Careful hand washing of your ceramic ware is advised.

Shipping

I will ship orders within 4 days of receiving the payment. They will be well packaged with recycled packing materials and sent by Australia Post. A tracking number will be provided via email. Australia Post Standard is generally 3-10 days with tracking – no insurance. Please contact me if you would like to add insurance or express postage. COVID has impacted greatly on international shipping. I am currently able to provide standard and express postage to USA, Canada, New Zealand & Singapore. Any import duties, fees, &/or taxes payable in your country are the responsibility of the buyer. U.K. buyers please contact Thrown Contemporary in London to purchase.

If you end up paying too much for shipping I will refund you the access via PayPal and send you a message to let you know.