Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just because it is broken. It is in fact more beautiful for having been broken.
Ruan Hoffmann. An artist by trade,Ruan Hoffmann has turned to working with ceramics over the past 14 years. He uses the three-dimensional surfaces of plates, bowls, tile panels and small sculptures as canvasses for his icon-like images. His art is often infused with personal concerns about identity and sexuality.