Repaired Things

In Pieces
October 8, 2013, 8:36 pm
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via Karen Barbé

She says:

I hate to see this bowl in pieces. It belonged to my great-grandmother and I’ve never been able to fix it. After a while, all types of adhesives I’ve tried end up drying and crackling and the bowl splits up again. It seems they are not made for each other anymore.


Sidewalk Crack
February 2, 2012, 2:36 pm
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I’ve been meaning to attend a Fixers Collective meeting at Proteus Gowanus for a long time now, and I finally went a few weeks ago. I knew it was going to be good when I spotted this repair outside of the gallery.

Photos of my first sock darning experience coming soon.

Gilded Ceramics
November 23, 2011, 4:26 pm
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Jessica sent me these beautiful photos of Japanese ceramics repaired with gold. They’re from the Freer+Sackler galleries, where she used to work.

I love that the conservator decided to draw attention to the cracks rather than trying to hide them. The first one looks like lightning at night.

August 11, 2011, 5:15 pm
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Eric saw this tombstone in Eugene, Oregon at the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. It’s held together with duct tape!

Then he drew it and sent me the drawing as a postcard : )

July 1, 2011, 5:39 pm
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by Renata Szur

July 23, 2009, 2:57 pm
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Bandaid – by Russ Anderson


Demon Head
June 19, 2009, 5:33 pm
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