Chana Bloch: "The Joins" In the art of kintsugi, a potter repairing a broken cup would sprinkle the resin with powdered gold. Sometimes the joins are so exquisite they say the potter may have broken the cup just so he could mend it.
Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New
Broken is Beautiful in the Japanese tradition of kintsugi. Broken things are repaired with gold (or silver) joinery, so that the repaired object is even lovelier than the original. It leaves history in tact and brightens any mistake.