‘To mend my broken heart’, is a collection of Jewellery and objects inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery.
Replacing the lacquer and gold powder dust used in the traditional method, with epoxy and silver or gold chain, the aim is to embrace the damaged and the imperfect, by highlighting the cracks and missing pieces with the chain. The mended flaws become part of the design, offering the object a new identity. Healing the scars of the flawed and the unwanted, the object becomes purposeful and desirable yet again.
Drawn to the philosophical interpretation of Kintsugi, that the cracks and seams are merely a symbol of an event that happened in the life of the object, rather than the cause of its destruction, the pieces are reborn, granting the object a lease of a new life.
Using a selection of unwanted and damaged wedding gifts and objects collected over the years, a collection of curious, wearable pieces and decorative objects is created, whilst giving the original pieces a unique new identity and function. L.P.
Pieces from a Porcelain Sugar Bowl, Silver, Oxidised Silver Chain, Stainless Steel, Fixing Agent, L8.9cm x W8cm x H4.3cm