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Buying Broken Mugs! (Mug Restoration Project)

Joined: Mar 08, 2013
Posts: 3
Posted: 2014-06-08 10:40 pm   Permalink

Thank you for the encouragement, everyone! I'm sorry I haven't replied earlier. My internship began, and it's keeping me quite busy until August. I brought an Orchids of Hawaii R-1 with me. It's a beautiful, deep-yellow "headhunter" mug made in Taiwan, with well-defined surface patterns. It was the first mug in my collection, and I'm thinking of giving it to one of my mentors as a parting gift. Unfortunately, I chipped it a while back, and I thought it would be a good start to try and repair it with whatever I can get my hands on while travelling. I'll post updates as I learn more and gather the required materials!

Sorry about the potato-quality photo. I'll borrow a proper camera for the in-progress photos.

@Buzzy: I hate the idea of breaking mugs on purpose, but I do have a few I don't much care for: an OOH R-74 with crazing, which I might look into re-firing; an OOH R-3 with a hairline crack; and a Shonfeld's Moai, which might be a good fit for kintsukuroi.

@TikiTacky: Thanks! I posted there a while back, but that was before I took this idea seriously. I might post again once I have some success with what I have on hand.

@lunavideogames: Thank you for the link. I've seen Wendy's work, but I haven't read the thread. Great material there!

@Humuhumu: Thanks for the kind words! Just wanted to say I love your work with Ooga-Mooga! I'm working on a similar site (not for Polynesian Pop), but it's a long way away from being ready.

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