A brief history of Kintsugi The Kintsugi technique originated under Ashigaka Yoshimasa (1435-1490) during the Muromachi period. Yoshimasa liked surrounding himself with artists and poets in his temple-palace Ginkaku-ji and it was him who gave birth to the cha no yu culture, the tea ceremony, in Japan. When one day his precious cup, which is…

Vintage Japanese Rose & Chrysanthemum Porcelain Pendant Necklace w/ Swarovski Crystals, Handmade Glass Beads & Natural Freshwater Pearls | Ikebana, in the beginning, was very simple, constructed from only a very few stems of flowers and evergreen branches. This first form of ikebana is called kuge (供華).

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So much fun working on these Custom Porcelain Pendant Necklaces and matching Rings made from Porcelain chards with vintage Stoke-on-Trent Blue and Gold Flowers from England. Made with Sterling Silver, 14k Gold, and Brass. charm, jewelry, personalized, family, tree, retro, heart, mother, moon, baby, feet, gemstone, flower, mom, birth, year, art, chinapaint, luster, lustre, contemporary…

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The chrysanthemum represents longevity, rejuvenation and nobility in Japan. It is also the symbol of autumn, harvest and goodwill. Because of its auspicious meaning, the flower frequently appears on decorations, accessories, porcelains, kimonos and obis, as well as Japan’s 50 yen coin

KCUR | By Anne Kniggendorf Published October 31, 2020 at 5:00 AM CDT The Kansas City Artists Coalition will present its second annual “Coalesce” show, a merging of high fashion and fine art, on November 7. The world of runway shows and opening nights at galleries seems like a distant dream eight months into the…

Ceramic artist and china painter Melanie Sherman creates beautiful sterling silver jewelry pieces with porcelain stones. Decorated with vintage decals from Europe and Japan, these one-of-kind pieces tell the story of historic porcelain wares, used as dinnerware in 18th century Europe.

Patterns and styles evolved, and by the late 15th century arrangements were common enough to be appreciated by ordinary people and not only by the imperial family and its retainers. Ikebana, in the beginning, was very simple, constructed from only a very few stems of flowers and evergreen branches. This first form of ikebana is…

Ikebana (生け花, 活け花, “arranging flowers” or “making flowers alive”) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is also known as Kadō (華道, “way of flowers”). The tradition dates back to Heian period, when floral offerings were made at altars. Later, flower arrangements were instead used to adorn the tokonoma (alcove) of a traditional Japanese…

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