*Kintsugi repair service is temporary unavailable at the moment.
Kazari + Ziguzagu offer an in house Kintsugi repair service. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer, finished with a coat of gold or silver powder. Kintsugi can be linked to the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, an embracing of flawed or imperfect objects.
This service offers various methods of achieving a typical kintsugi aesthetic. The materials traditionally used are dangerous and very slow drying, as well as time consuming to prepare and apply. For this reason more contemporary specialised plaster-like materials are used to make up broken parts and to fill gaps (that would otherwise be achieved with the mixing of ‘urushi’, Japanese lacquer, and fine sand). While the orthodox method is available, quoted price correspond with the more efficient materials. The painting of lines over repaired cracks or rebuilt areas is done using urushi, then fine genuine gold or imitation gold powder is very lightly brushed over the urushi in its semi-dried state, which will become bound as it sets.
Pricing for kintsugi repairs vary greatly depending on the size of the crack or break, how many pieces and which gold is to be used. The price ranges from $80 - $300+.
If you are interested in this service please send photos of your broken item, with dimensions, to firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
At checkout select the ‘Click and Collect’ shipping method. You will be contacted by a Kazari + Ziguzagu team member who will advise when you can collect your items. Items will be ready for collection within 1 business day and must be collected within 5 business days unless otherwise arranged.
Charges apply for storage beyond the initial period. You may also decide to use the Click and Collect service if you have an existing/preferred carrier for interstate and international shipping.
We can ship orders worldwide. Kazari + Ziguzagu uses competitive and reliable shipping services including but not limited to Auspost, DHL and local couriers and carriers, as well as art and antique specific interstate and international carriers.
Shipping can be added at checkout for Domestic deliveries (Australia).
Additional insurance may be required as standard insurance may not be sufficient to cover loss or damage of fragile or expensive items.
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