Fantastic. This is brilliant.
Japanese culture has a term for celebrating the beauty of imperfection: wabi-sabi.
Kintsugi (golden joinery) is all about not only fixing broken ceramics with lacquer, but celebrating the repair by painting over it with gold or silver leaf so that the repair (the fixed crack) is part of the “new” piece.
Many high end ceramic repairs are done in such a way that the repair is invisible. Kintsugi is a celebration of the art of the repair. Brilliant.
This is an incredible video of a Russian potter drawing on a large potter’s wheel with wet slip. At first I thought it was a shallow bowl but the caption at Colossal says otherwise. Brilliant.
I highly recommend zooming this out to full screen, it’s mesmerizing.
An incredible collection of images of ice made inside the Fulton Market Cold Storage Company in Chicago during its transition from a cold storage building to a modern office building.