Since about 2008, Glen Martin Taylor, an artist from Ohio, USA, has been making beautiful porcelain sculptures. In his unique pieces of art, he breaks his own pottery and old ceramics and then “fixes” them with things that remind him of his past and pain. 


Taylor used to make pottery, but he didn’t like how it limited him until he started breaking it up. “I had read about the ancient art of Kintsugi and had learned how to copper foil and solder stained glass windows decades before. “All of a sudden, I felt like I could show any emotion I wanted,” he writes. Kintsugi is a Japanese art form that involves fixing broken pottery and showing off the repairs instead of trying to hide them. 


“I’ve had my grandmother’s dishes in the attic for years, not knowing what to do with them,” he says. “My mother died last year, so I’ve given myself time to grieve. When I started breaking the dishes my mother grew up with, I let out many feelings about her. 
“When I started fixing and remaking my broken pottery, the whole point became personal therapy and healing,” he says. “When I got to a certain age, I started sorting through the emotional baggage of my life, and the building blocks for my work became clear.” 
In the gallery below, you can see some of the great things he has fixed.

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