'Ninfea' kintsugi nesting bowl, carved grey porcelain and gold leaf (diam. 27 cm)
Grey porcelain kintsugi bowl. Kintsugi philosophy says that breakage and mending are valuable parts of a past which should not be hidden. Wounds and healing are part of our history, part of who we are. Every beautiful thing has an history to be shown. This makes a kintsugi bowl a very meaningful and profound object to be donated.
This simple and elegant bowl is part of a limited edition of 8 bowls in different shades of grey and in different sizes from 18 cm (7'') to 32 cm (12.6'') for a great mix and match effect on your table. It's perfect as a table centerpiece, a fruit bowl or a serving bowl. Visit the 'Ninfea' collection of this shop to see the other bowls available.
TECHNIQUES & MATERIALS
This Kintsugi is my personal adaptation of the japanese technique. I use 22 carat gold leaf to treat every bowl that comes out damaged from my kiln.
The delicate look and lightweight feel is achieved by using very thin slabs of porcelain. Each piece is carefully slab built using porcelain in my studio in Italy, glazed in transparent inside, sanded smooth outside and fired twice to 1255°. The clay I use is a high quality porcelain and is coloured with pigments by hands. Everything I use is food-safe.
Please note that each plate is one of a kind and the photo represent the exact piece that I'm going to ship.
WHY CHOOSING PORCELAIN
Porcelain is highly resistant and tends to last much better over the years than standard ceramic. That is because porcelain is denser, more uniform and harder than ceramics. It is fired to higher temperature, giving high strength to the finished product and making it more durable, most crack-resistant, almost impossible to stain, and with no absorption problems therefore completely food safe.
CARE FOR ENVIRONMENT
Clay is a natural and long-lasting material, therefore environmentally friendly. It is part of our tradition and history as many everyday objects were made of clay since ancient times. Since I care about environment, I use recycled packaging when possible and ask you to re-use it.
With your purchase you help me support Greenpeace: 1% of the value of every sale will be destined to protect our planet.
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Do not use to contain hot or wet food. Clean using a soft, damp cloth.
SHIPPING & RETURNS
This item is ready to ship in approx 1-3 working days.
Every parcel is shipped by courier, can be tracked and signature is requested at delivery so make sure that someone will be available to receive the shipping. After two attempts of delivery your parcel will be sent back to the sender.
Approximate delivery times are as follows:
Italy 1-4 working days
EU Europe 2-5 working days
USA- Canada 2-5 working days
I ship worldwide, but if your country is not listed in the shipping countries please ask me to quote shipping expenses for you.
I pack pieces very carefully to make sure they arrive safely. In the unlikely event of the pieces being damaged in transport, please contact me for a full refund or exchange.
I gladly accept returns. Contact me within 7 days of delivery. Return items back within 14 days of delivery. Custom or personalised orders can't be returned or exchanged. Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Customs and import taxes: I ship from Italy; buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.