Practical side of working

Repairing work of broken white pot ( HAKUJI ), Vase made by world famous artist Kim Koohan.

This is the actual damaged condition of the vase.
Repairing this vase was every difficult be cause of its size and extent of breakage.
Please look at the working process carefully to learn the key to repair techniques.

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Combine work is like a jigsaw puzzle, but it is more difficult .
Generally the heat treated articles have an inner stress, As breakage causes a miner transformation both on the broken area and the pieces themselves.

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One additional hand was needed for this work.

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In case of a breakage, the last piece never fits the hole naturally require as best placement as possible.

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Excess adhesion is wiped off well.

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Adhesing was finished.

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Fill up the chipped part with chemical putty.

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Smear the gold dust

Drawing along the seamed line with URUSHI.

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Lines be draw as fine as possible.

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Smear the gold dust with the ‘ASHIRAI’ brush.

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Never touch on the worked part, and smear the gold dust carefully.

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It is very important things that keep a careful handling through the working.

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Finished.

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