Faux Kintsugi mended plate


This plate, textured with a vintage doily, cracked when it was drying. I decided to go ahead and glaze it anyway - to practice a "faux" kintsugi method of mending cracks.

The proper way to do it is with epoxy and real gold. I decided my first attempt would be best tried with a strong glue and an oil-based gold metallic paint.

In it's current state, this plate is decorative only - the gold paint would likely scratch off with regular use and cleaning - so gently dust with a soft cloth only, please, to maintain the gold finish.

The plate is 7 inches across, with a slight lip.

It's a great piece to display air plants on - as they need no soil. Just lift, and mist once a week, or dunk them in a bowl of water for a half hour, shake or dry off - and replace on the plate. (air plants shown are props only, and not included. You can pick up air plants at a local florist).

Handle with care - do not place in the dishwasher!

Shipping from Canada

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • Australia : 2 - 5 weeks
  • Canada : 3 - 12 business days
  • United States : 5 - 14 business days
  • Europe : 2 - 5 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 3 - 5 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

All Clayshapes dishes, plates, platters, bowls and cups are dishwasher safe. But Clayshapes jewelry - pendants, earrings, brooches and rings - should not be exposed to excessive moisture - please don't wear these pieces while swimming or bathing as the glued connection between metal and clay will be degraded.

Custom and personalized orders

Most custom orders take 2-3 weeks to make, before shipping.

Wholesale availability

Please send me a message for details.