Reclaimed ceramics, recycled kimono silk fabric, cotton and gold thread. 7h x 16 x 16cm
In this time of pandemic, the Kitsugi technique has been used to represent the changes being experienced as our lives are altered in so many ways. Once over, lives will be stitched back together with missing pieces remaining.
In creating my Textile Kinstugi pieces I use the principles of Kinstugi, a Japanese repair method, as a process to recreate discarded ceramics. Using reclaimed Japanese kimono textile pieces, to wrap broken pieces and reassemble them with stitch, enhancing the breaks. As with Kinstugi I aim to celebrate the imperfections, recreating the ceramic to become more interesting for its irregularities giving the object a new lease of life that becomes more refined thanks to its ‘scars’.