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  • Steve0 ‽

    We all get hammered 😏

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  • That Midget Man

    I make these on my channel

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  • Chisteybinmishti YT

    K then…

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  • VivaLaVaca2010

    This was beautiful.

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  • ESC KeS

    this is so pretty

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  • Sanskar Wagley

    Cool

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  • Amy Tillinghast

    "Healing is about connection, not perfection" As someone whose struggled with mental health my whole life, this quote was really cool.

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  • 31 Bignose

    Wtf is the point of this?

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  • TNBCJck

    Kintsugi is supposed to be the way to fix the accidental damage to make it look like art, not being used for intentional breakage…
    Please don't mess up the tradition.

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  • JY Assistant

    Now I got an excuse for destroying all my mom's dishes.

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  • joendeo

    This made me really emotional. Thank you

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  • Zaxor Von Skyler

    " When you're holding a hammer, everything around you looks like a nail."

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  • Stephanie Paul

    So I actually think this is one of those moments of cultural appropriation which though not malicious is not right. So Kintsugi is about fixing something that broke and not wasting it and giving it a new life after misfortune.. She is not doing that. She is breaking something on purpose then remaking it, then I am assuming selling it for a profit higher that its original value. This totally going against the original philosophy.

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  • Baterka Czech

    This is kinda sad? She use some cheap glue not resin lacquer, and i think that is not even a real gold. This craftsmanship is used on pieces who are very rare or special for our heart. Its kinda tacky. And there are even more amazing repair techniques.

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  • Kasey Smith

    Absolutely love this

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  • Pinkenstein

    I really love this. The brokenness makes it more beautiful, just like people. I'm going to do this. I think it can be really cathartic. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Krishna Nayak

    Beautifully broken 💝😌💔

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  • dangeldoll

    well this is not really Kintsugi, just call it DIY Kintsugi

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  • Michelle Adams

    I had a colleague who uses art as therapy. I think that she would truly appreciate this practice for her clients who she currently works with at the RVA. Good work.

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  • Ysckemia

    some days ago i dropped a jar from a window, and it smashed on the pavement, broken in dozens of pieces. i thought about repairing it "kintsugi style" because it's a piece from a set of 5. now that i've seen this video, i see a lot more in this broken jar than just a pile of debris for a craft project. let's hope i can revive it!

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  • Deerheart Adornments

    cultural misappropriation is different than honouring cultural heritage by expressing the inspiration than has come to us from various cultures. As an multimedia artist I want to try this practice coming from my own heritage but not to buy into possessiveness but to be at both ends of sharing. What my results are part of the ever-changing nature of culture. The philosophy of Wabi Sabi is about impermanence, imperfection, and ever unfinished.

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  • it's all a dream

    She's got a metaphor for every single part of this and they're all pretentious

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  • 5000subscribers withoutanyvideochallenge?

    "Bekaar aadmi kuch kiya kar, kapde udhed kar siyaa kar".

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  • Kazoo Daddyyy

    Bowl asmr (ruining culture version)

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  • Flippin Dough

    THIS IS JUST A NORMAL FIXING
    Youre acting like it's sacred

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  • Stick-It Productions.

    "We All get hammered."
    I wanna get hammered!!!

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  • alexandraamihan

    Excellent clip that can be a good conversation topic for my grief support group. Thank you.

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  • Nisserine A

    She breaks the bowl at 2:30 . Ur welcolme haha

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  • Game and dub

    this is really lame, this is kintsugi blasphemy

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  • Ms. Best

    As someone who works at a school with trauma ( south side of Chicago ) I am looking forward to showing this video to my students so that we can repair some of our ceramics that blew up or cracked in the kiln

    No, I'm not thrilled by this intentional breaking of something to repair it to "look pretty". I think on the surface, this is what it appears Dr. Altman is doing. So from an art teacher perspective, I don't like this too much

    However, then from a mental health perspective, I really like this video. My students spent two weeks working with clay, struggling with it, finally making something they liked… and it comes out of the kiln broken. I wouldn't be surprised if a few physically throw their work away in the garbage
    BUT I'm hoping that this video will make them slow down… the blowing up & cracking wasn't something they could control, and it sucks ( pardon me ) that it happened, BUT that doesn't mean their artwork is now 100% useless

    It's going to be hard to encourage my students to not give up on themselves or their artwork when they see just how many blew up & cracked after firing… however, just as Dr. Altman was saying about mindfulness and sitting with our broken parts and wanting to repair ourselves, this awful clay unit in art class might be a really good chance for a life lesson on how to recover when something goes wrong (like trauma)

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  • Allis Wang

    “Do not fix it right away”
    takes out glue

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  • 坂本花

    I am Japanese and happy someone from other race appreciate Japanese culture but this is incorrect practice of kintsugi. It is not about breaking on purpose. Just wanted to clarify ^__^

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  • Nora Casey

    It sounds like asmr Hahahaha

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  • veronherrera

    this is reductive

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  • vijay george

    I really don't think that this represents Kintsugi accurately at all.

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  • Rebecca Maracle

    The end result is beautiful, but it's nothing like authentic kintsugi. And I muted it halfway through so I didn't have to hear the lame, obvious, over-simplified mental health buzzword catchphrases she was using.

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  • Sam Nind

    Well that was disappointing.

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  • M Yt

    Very beautiful and therapeutic

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  • njk Ary

    Can you show me how to use the glue component . thank you <3

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  • Dessie Topaz

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J4m1dBSlFE please watch this video instead, it shows the proper technique and the traditional art of kintsugi, instead of this untraditional DIY kintsugi video.

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  • Tsukino Usagi

    Kintsugi isn't supposed to be done on ceramics you are breaking purposely.

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  • emilia badilia

    That was just beautiful! I had tears falling down my face through the whole video. Love this technique!

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  • Paul Ward

    Check the difference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J4m1dBSlFE

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  • Scarlett P

    The moment I saw her breaking the bowl on purpose I stopped watching. Goodful, do some research before making a video, let true craftsman show how it is done.

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  • chicken stripper

    She’s way over complicating everything a hammer isn’t part of the process of kintsugi. There is Meaning to kintsugi which is celebrating the life and history of an object that has ACCIDENTALLY been broken she is purposefully breaking objects which in Japanese culture is a taboo within itself and then selling the items on for profit she’s taking advantage of a culture and giving some bs meaning to make herself seem spiritual and understanding of culture and she can’t even get the method right

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  • mr. kojak

    I like this process- fixing something (someone) that was broken. Seeing the beauty in the after. Nice video.
    What about mixing a gold flake or coloring into the glue ?

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  • akkort

    Questo non e' Kintsugi ….e non lo e' neanche la tecnica utilizzata !!!

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  • Penfold8

    You cheated. You used tape!

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  • Dilgeer Jan

    I want to hammer her…

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  • Cecilia Roger

    This ia a very bad tutorial on Kintsugi!!!! Please call your practise in another way, but not Kintsugi!!!! You have no idea what Kintsugi really is!!!!!!

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  • Lewis Johnson

    People who use terms like “instrument for change” make me want to harm myself and others

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  • crimon

    You broke a perfectly good bowl

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  • Péter Bajka

    All wrong start with the title. What she's doing is NOT ART, and not even kintsugi craftsmanship. The result is awful IMO.

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  • The Shiv

    This lady needs a psychiatrist.

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  • mujibau

    The title is very misleading! I came here to find out how to fix my chipped bowl. Instead I discovered the useless technique of "How to turn perfectly functional pottery into nonfunctional items using hammer, cloth(mother's love) and toxic glue."

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  • Chin Chin

    I just feel it different ;(

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  • OldVideoPro

    Your name is not "Dr. Alexa Altman". Your name is "Alexa Altman". "Dr." is not part of your name.
    You should say "I am Dr. Alexa Altman." or you can say "My name is Alexa Altman and I am a Doctor of…"

    Sorry – I apologise – English Pedant here. 🙂

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  • David Siebert

    Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q6y9Rv12oo is a much better, and genuine video about kintsugi.

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  • Awesome Stuff Reviewer

    i think that is most amazing way to help someone get better

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  • eleni f. Vlachou

    Is anyone who knows nothing abt kintsugi confused!!??? I came here to find out a few things abt kintsugi.. OOOPSS!!…So kintsugi> you take something broken and mend it with gold? so if youve got nothing broken whatdo u do?

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  • Rodrigo Ferrarezi

    The result is so tacky and rough around the edges. It's a shame to see this millenary art being used for "advertising" purposes.

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  • Biblioburro

    Sometimes things are beyond mending, but sometimes you can mend the damage and the piece becomes even more beautiful!

    Kinda like relationships 🙂

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  • * *

    I'm really interested in the artform, but Christ is she annoying.

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  • comingalive77

    I understand that this is a Japanese tradition and the way it was portrayed here does not represent the Japanese art of Kintsugi but I hope everyone can take the beautiful way it was translated to represent how everyones brokenness is part of this life journey. Also how one can heal despite our broken pieces. Thank you so much Alexa Altman. What a great way to process trauma.Keep up the amazing work!

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  • comingalive77

    I understand that this is a Japanese tradition and the way it was portrayed here does not represent the Japanese art of Kintsugi but I hope everyone can take the beautiful way it was translated to represent how everyones brokenness is part of this life journey. Also how one can heal despite our broken pieces. Thank you so much Alexa Altman. What a great way to process trauma.Keep up the amazing work!

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  • ernie

    the intro gives me anxiety

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  • damag3plan

    I don't think she understands Kintsugi

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  • Kiki Lang

    Now I find this video. No, no, not after I break one of my favorite bowls.

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  • Vero M

    Prendre une belle, ancienne, et complexe philosophie Japonaise et en faire une espèce de culture "fastfood" insipide. Voilà ce que j'ai retenu de cette video ! ! Le résultat est très décevant.

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  • 01

    Over intellectualised & totally self indulgent, i have no doubt she over pathologises her clients.

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  • Vandal

    1:15 Wait, what? She wants to make Kintsugi "Acceptable"???? This is exactly the kind of statement that gives ammunition to the people who just want to mock everyone who has gone to college. No, not every university educated American is this smug and self-absorbed. #CulturalAppropriation

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  • My Vo

    This is more like kintsugi "wanna-be"

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  • lorin

    wow.

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  • Slime and Stuff

    This doesn’t represent kintsugi accurately

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  • Twenty-Fifth Night

    We all get hammered…

    -video lady

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  • Karima secandari

    Let's be honest….

    This lady just made an ENTIRE video about how to fix a broken bowl….. 😂

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  • Jessica Jac

    so she wenty to japan to learn the authentic way only to do it her entirely new way and teach it as if she's an expert. the caucasity! not surprised at all. cultural appropriation strikes again

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