Yoshi

kintsugi

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Yoshi studied fashion in Japan, and worked for a Japanese dress maker and a Haute couture designer in London before moving to rural Pembrokeshire in 2001. She embraced her new life in the countryside, and whilst bringing up three children, she kept her hands busy with all kinds of craft, from sewing, knitting, felting and darning.

Being married to a potter, her family home is filled with his pots, and having three children, cats & a dog meant many chipped and broken pots in need of mending.

She used to repair them with super glue, until on her return trip to Kyoto, she found herself doing a short course in 'Kintsugi'. She soon fell in love with this artistic approach to repairing, which so wonderfully combines practicality with a very particular philosophy of beauty that goes beyond the constrains of perfection.

In 2016, with the help of a kintsugi master in Tokyo, she started practicing. It wasn't long before she was being asked to repair pots by friends and acquaintances.

She now takes commissions and continues to enjoy the challenges of repairing all variety of ceramics.