My work is inspired by Kintsugi, an ancient Japanese method of mending broken pottery with gold, as a result, the pots become more beautiful and precious. I deliberately scar each pot and fill the scar with gold; expressing the mystery of new beginnings and new life even in our deepest pain. These golden scars represent all our stories of loss and reflect the beauty of hope and healing.
These pots were originally inspired by a dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. I wanted her to know that her scars were beautiful because they told her story, which was one of courage, hope and healing.