Broken Ceramics Turned Into Beautiful Utensil Holder

Gathering bits and pieces of ceramics washed up on the shores of Japan along with some of her own, artist Tomomi Kamoshita turns them into beautiful yet functional pieces of art. The Tokyo-based potter uses kintsugi or “golden joinery,” the ancient technique of repairing something with gold or silver lacquer with the understanding that it is more beautiful for having been broken. Enhancing the history of each shard rather than disguising their imperfect state, the pastel pieces of ceramic have turned into one-of-a-kind chopstick rests that resemble delicate pieces of jewelry. Kamoshita’s collection will be on display in the group exhibition “Contemporary Talents of Japan” at the Ronin Gallery in New York until July 30, 2016 in support of the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund .