These Chopstick Rests by Tomomi Kamoshita are Made of Found Items

By: Michael Hemsworth - Jun 13, 2016
References: rittau.jimdo & spoon-tamago
Using the traditional Japanese method kintsugi to repair ceramics, Tokyo-based potter Tomomi Kamoshita created these chopstick rests using found pieces of ceramic materials.

The creations from Kamoshita turn what might be interpreted as waste into a rather beautiful piece of artwork that creates a story from something quite simple.

Kintsugi is the process of repairing ceramics by using gold to fill the space between them rather than try to hide the crack. This accentuates the break and enhances the aesthetic of the piece to be more focused on repair and not forgetting the past.

The chopstick rests by Tomomi Kamoshita are beautifully ornate and are set to be on display in New York at the Ronin Gallery from June 23rd to July 30th, 2016.