Materials: Potter's clay, glaze, Urushi (Japanese lacquer), tin powder - Pin / silver 950 and 925, stainless
Dimensions: height 8.2 cm / width 3.5 cm / depth 1.6 cm
Weight: 44 gr
Status: buy now
Techniques: Pottery, Kintsugi
Note: Contemporary Art Jewelry for N°4.
“N°4” is the heart chakra. Everything has a vibration, and we more or less influence each other every day. Through the brooch, I want to cast a good spell on the unique heart of someone who needs my work. My brooches are colored with the technique of “Kintsugi” on the base made with the power of earth and fire. The process until the brooch is made is linked to our life. “Kintsugi” is a unique culture in Japan that repairs the broken or chipped ceramics. The technique not only repairs the broken teaware with lacquer but also decorates the joints with gold, silver, tin, etc. Kintsugi was born from the delicate aesthetic sense of the Japanese who valued and appreciated even the cracked traces. Natural lacquer extracted from plants slowly solidifies over time, and by layering it multiple times, it turns into a stronger product. It's a bit like our life, where we go through bittersweet, destruction and rebirth, sometimes leaving all to God, and eventually grow with love. And this brooch is made of a material that will eventually return to nature just like us. We are living “now” while repairing our damaged heart and body many times. From there, we learn a lot and can be stronger, have a deeper life, and wear a new beautiful light. I want you to be reminded of that by wearing this brooch. To be honest, my brooches are not decorative but rather plain like the stones on the roadside. But I wish, by being worn on your chest it breathes life, it is never a superficial thing, it is like a part of your body, it emits a beautiful inner light that makes you shine. I would be so happy if this little brooch could bring you joy and touch your heart gently. I want to continue creating unique works that touch someone's heart by combining beautiful Japanese unique culture and the present time
*Wooden box is made of paulownia. The paulownia box is said to have high humidity control and excellent insect proofing effect and has been used for storing kimono in Japan as a “breathing box” for absorbing and letting out humidity even in a sealed state. Please use it as your favorite place where you can keep your Yukiko brooch. Also, there is a signature “幸”and seal on the back of the box lid in Japanese ink. It is proof that the brooch is made by Yukiko. “幸”is one letter of the name of Yukiko, meaning happiness or good luck. I wish you all have a lot of happiness!
Although we cannot see it in our eyes... everything is in a connection beyond our imagination.
My works is made of ceramic. I created it from scratch, and colored it with technique of Kintsugi. So every brooch is different and unique in the world.
Kintsugi is a culture unique to Japan. It was born from the delicate aesthetic sense of the Japanese which values and adores even the flaws. The natural lacquer extracted from plants slowly hardens over time, and by coating many times, it hardens even more. It is a bit similar to our life, which follows the process of destruction and regeneration, sometimes leaving all to God, but eventually grow with love.
I will continue to create unique works that are original and timeless while combining beautiful Japan’s unique culture with the present age.
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