Repair

We offer repair jobs for your chipped or cracked pottery, price depending on the severity of the damage.

There are three different types of damage for ceramic items:

  • Crack – a line on the surface of the piece which has split without breaking apart.
  • Chip – a small piece of the ceramic is missing/ broken off
  • Split – the ceramic item is in several separate pieces
Repair work of kobachi bowl - ($55 each)
Comment : 縁が掛けて使えず、食器棚の隅に追いやられていた亡き母の小鉢ですが、金継ぎをしていただき また使えるようになりました! 母も喜んでいると思います。 ありがとうございました! M&F For a long time this bowl from my late mother was put in the back of the cupboard, but we are able to use it again thanks to the kintsugi work done to it! I think my mother would be happy too. Thank you! -M&F    A$88 Each(Traditional)
Kintsugi Repair - tea pot ($110 for x2 cracks)
Comment: My beautiful antique teapot that belonged to my grandmother was cracked and the spout was broken. Jun restored it with loving care and I’m very happy to see it look so very beautiful once again. Thank you so much Jun, you did an amazing job 2Chips A$320(Traditional)
Vase Repair
vase
Comment: I was very pleased with the repair work recently carried out on a small vase that had inadvertently been broken following a fall. The repair work that was carried out is highly professional and where cracks had occurred these have been filled in seamlessly with a gold infiller which really adds to the whole look and individual character of the vase . The vase is quite petite and originally came from Peru where I was involved in crafting it so it holds some sentimental value for me A$375(Traditional

For enquiries on any repair work, please contact Jun on kintsugi2000@gmail.com

   

KINTSUGI REPAIR PRICE LIST

The price shown is the one using substitute gold powder, when using pure gold powder it will be an additional charge displayed.

Traditional kintsugi uses natural lacquer which need more than 7 days to dry, and we need to apply it several times. The repair period is various but we need more than 6 weeks.

Morden Kintsugi use synthetic resin to repair gluing and grooves. The final finishing is the same as the traditional kintsugi.

Repair work cost will differ depending on the severity of the above.

Cracked Items(ひび)TraditionalModern
No longer than 50 mm

+$25 for real gold powder

 

$27.50

 

$18.70

 

Between 51mm and 80 mm

+$40 for real gold powder

$33

 

$22

 

Between 81 mm and 110 mm

+$55 for real gold powder

$38,50

 

$27.50

 

Between 111mm and 150 mm

+$36 for real gold powder

$44.00

 

$33.00

 

Chipped Items(欠け)per chip
The size of the chip fits in a 5 mm circle –

+$30 for real gold powder

$88$66
The size of the chip fits in a 10 mm circle

+$36 for real gold powder

$99$77
The size of the chip fits in a 15 mm circle

+$45 for real gold powder

$110$88
The above pricing is for items where a small fragment of the plate has “chipped off”, and only if you still have the small piece that has been chipped. Additional charge may incur if the smaller piece is lost. If the chip is larger than 15 mm, please contact us for a quote.
Split Items(割れ)TraditionalModern
Handle of broken mugs

Tow points                   +$24real gold powder

 

$88

 

$66

Three points                      +$30real gold powder$110$77
If the combined length of the broken side is less than 20cm
2~3 separate pieces(of a single item)+$44 for real gold powder$198$143
5~6separate pieces (of a single item)+$66 for real gold powder$220$187
7 separate pieces (of a single item)  +$88 for real gold powder$253$220
If the combined length of the broken side is between 21 cm and 30 cm,
3 separate pieces (of a single item)       (+$88 for real gold powder)$220$187
5 separate pieces (of a single item)       (+$99 for real gold powder)$253$220
7 separate pieces (of a single item)       (+$110 for real gold powder)$286$253
If the combined length of the broken side is over 31cm
3 separate pieces (of a single item)
(+$110 for real gold powder)
$232+(1xadditional length$209+(1xadditional length)
5 separate pieces (of a single item)
(+$132 for real gold powder)
$275+(1.2xadditional length)$232(1.2xadditional length)
7 separate pieces (of a single item)
(+$154 for real gold powder)
$360+(1.4xadditional length)$308+(1.2xadditional length)
10 separate pieces (of a single item)
(+$198for real gold powder)
$428+(1.6xadditional length)$352+(1.2xadditional length)

Important Note: We use traditional Japanese lacquer for all repair work. Repairing usually takes from 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

If you’d like to repair your your broken ceramic by your self, we have a “Ceramic Repair course” .
Please have a look this page ! Sorry , this class is only available in Sydney !

Contact kintsugi2000@gmail.com

Please note that after a kintsugi repair has been done to a piece, it no longer can be microwaved.

Pieces repaired with kintsugi is still fragile. Please handle with care, making sure the below points are followed:

  1. Do not put repaired pieces in the microwave.
  2. Do not put it in the dishwasher.
  3. Do not soak for a long time as the lacquer may come off
  4. Do not refrigerate for a long time
  5. When washing, gently clean with a sponge.

Please read here before you ask us to repair your objects !

At Kintsugi Australia, we pay upmost attention to the repair work, but in the unfortunate event of an accident during the work, we will repair it.

There is no charge for repairs caused by accidents. Kintsugi and other repairs are not permanent, but is a repair method based on the concept of “use it for a long time while fixing it”.

The repaired parts will deteriorate over time, which means that the pieces which are joint by the kintsugi method may come apart. However, in this case, it can be repaired again.