Holiday Gift Ideas
Holiday season is often associated with celebratory design with a bit of sparkle, and a table filled with warm, nourishing dishes. So there may not be anything more appropriate than giving the gift of kintsugi-repaired tableware.
POJ Studio works with numerous ceramists across the Japanese countryside. And while the Japanese postal service is generally extremely tender in the care of all packages, once in a blue moon, a dish or a cup will arrive to us broken. Most shops would return broken wares back to the craftsperson, but that doesn't put the artisan in a very comfortable position. They aren't able to do much with them, and they often simply end up in the trash bin. This certainly does not align with our ethos, so we make it a point to repair each ware. Not to mention that kintsugi naturally brings to life wares that have that special holiday dazzle.
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KINTSUGI GIFT IDEA #1
KINTSUGI KIT & PRIVATE ONLINE LESSON
A naturally duo, gifting the tools and lesson to ensure a successful repair. Coming soon!
KINTSUGI GIFT IDEA #2
KINTSUGI CLASS IN KYOTO
Does someone you love live in Kyoto or have plans to visit? In-studio classes are one of the most fun ways to learn about the cultural and historical background of kintsugi and enjoy a guided repair experience.
KINTSUGI GIFT IDEA #3
KINTSUGI'D PLATE GIFT SET
Kintsugi-repaired small Shigaraki plates in black or white. Coming soon!
KINTSUGI GIFT IDEA #4
KINTSUGI'D CUP GIFT SET
A set of kintsgui-repaired glossy white Cylinder Cups. Coming soon!
KINTSUGI GIFT IDEA #5
KINTSUGI'D TEAWARE GIFT SET
Kintsugi'd unglazed natural Teapot with two Teacups. Coming soon!
KINTSUGI GIFT IDEA #6
DIY KINTSUGI GIFT SET
Kintsugi Kit and a small black Shigaraki plate that only requires the last step to finish the repair. Finishing with red urushi and gold powder. Coming soon!
goes well with
Advanced Kintsugi Kit
STORIES BEHIND THE PIECES
Kiyoko Matsuoka, 4th-generation shibori master
Shibori, meaning “to wring, squeeze or press” is the process of shaping cloth before dyeing to create various designs on the textile. Rather than using the cloth as a two dimensional surface, the Shibori textile has a three dimensional element, given that each technique requires years of experience to master.
Hiromichi Nakade, Maker of Oryoki Bowls
Meet Hiromichi Nakade and Kazuya Fujimoto, the makers of the Oryoki and Kodaiwan bowls. A master craftsman sits with his former apprentice to speak about their hope for the declining crafts industry in Japan, as well as the appeal of craftsmanship.