A Bowl A Day – Myriam Greff, french woman who restores ceramics using the kintsugi method
I wanted to focus today not on the making of ceramic bowls but the idea of repairing a broken one. In the West, when we break a ceramic bowl, we might super glue it together but never really use it again. The concept of kintsugi suggests that we continue the objects life in a new way – creating a piece of art.
Myriam Greff was born in 1985 in Nice, France. After becoming a heritage restoration master, she began working for institutions and antique shops. Fascinated by the ceramic material, Myriam specializes in the Japanese technique of Kintsugi , which showcases the life path of the work instead of masking it. This technique uses lacquer japan (urushi) and gold. Currently, her restoration workshop is the only one specialized in this technique in France. She mixes ancient and modern techniques to create unique and poetic pieces.
Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces from Greatcoat Films on Vimeo.