Candle Holders

Vertically stacked color and texture compositions of glazed ceramic imperfect balls alternating with twisted glass rods, topped with a candle holder, all on wood bases. 

What is Kintsukuroi?

“to repair with gold;” the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.  They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway