There is a Japanese repair method called Kintsugi. (golden joinery / golden repair). When pottery or dishes become cracked or broken, a bonding lacquer mixed with gold, silver or platinum dust is used to repair the crack or broken piece. This bonding agent highlights the cracks verses hide them. The theory is that cracks or brokenness is not to be hidden but should be valued. In fact, cracks are a relevant part of the items history. In other words, these cracks are a significant part of an items life. There is no need to be ashamed of using or displaying the item. There is no need to trash the item. The repaired item is a beautiful work of art when you apply Kintsugi.