Unknown to me at the time, I was practicing the ancient (15th century) Japanese art of Kintsugi where broken items are repaired with gold glue to make them more beautiful. For me it was recovering hand-turned bowls that had cracked during the long natural drying process, cracks that I felt were part of their story and should be seen, even celebrated.
Carlow Plum Wood Collection
Well it was only a matter of time before I came back for more from this designer. Celebrating a life milestone with my wife I was looking for something unique that could be part of a gift-basket and I found it in the Carlow Plum Wood Pendant Collection. My wife loves the colour red and jewellery that incorporates natural materials. The Sunset red and the natural plum wood, (complete with growth rings) was just ideal and matched the sentiment of the occasion. PS – The fact that it’s also a one-off piece also adds to the attraction of this talented designers work.