In Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum on Saturday I saw a display of ceramics (owned by Friends and staff of the museum, and of sentimental value to them) repaired using the kintsugi technique during a residency by visiting artist-craftsmen Muneaki Shimode and Takahiko Sato from Kyoto.
Unlike western methods of ceramic mending which aim to be as invisible as possible, kintsugi uses lacquer and gold powder to highlight joins and chips and to make things whole again while 'celebrating', in a way, their inherent fragility and imperfections.
Each piece was accompanied by a very personal caption - as you see above.
There's much more about the technique on the museum's website, from where this video comes,
and should you want to try this kind of 'gold joinery' for yourself, we found kits for sale in Objects of Use.