I loved this post - so poetic and gorgeous. This takes 'make do and mend' to a whole new creative level. The bowl with the ship on it is particularly splendid. The repair work makes it almost a completely different vessel. You can enjoy the craftmanship of the potter and then enjoy the craftmanship of the repair. Double bubble!The Antiques Roadshow would definitely not approve, though...
I'm glad you liked it! Broke is indeed more poetic.The top bowl you can actually see daylight through, pretty special.
Don't they say "shows signs of restoration" in the antique trade?
In the antique trade when something was cracked 'a/f ' was written on the price tag. This stood for 'as found' in genteel shops or 'absolutely ****ed' in the more gung-ho establishments.
I love these staples! Such heartfelt mending. It has reminded me of this scene from the Chinese film The Road Home:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi141UW86mY
That clip's amazing. Thank you Lady Botterman. Might have to get a hold of the whole film