Art Kintsugi Sydney, pottery teacher

Art Kintsugi Sydney

Art Kintsugi Sydney

Kintsugi teachers

local_activity classes: KintsugiPottery

5.0 (332)
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Yoko Kawada
Designer/maker of homeware products including tile art of SQUARE+ROUND Basin, MONO Tray and collaboration work of Kintsugi with international artists and artisan.
I studied interior design in London late 1990 and established solo trade business as Yoko Kawada in 2016.
My design is influenced by multiple countries I have been in the past searching materials and creative process both in traditional way and with technology.
I started to practice Kintsugi a few years ago in Japan to incorporate its unique nature of the Japanese traditional craft into my design.
I run Kintsugi workshops to share the joy of learning this Japanese craft full of surprises and contradictions.






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(332)


Fiona Steff'n'ben Apr 2024


Simply wonderful experience! I am not particularly artistic but I loved it. Yoko told stories about the history and purpose of the art form and was an excellent teacher. Thank you I will definitely recommend your class!

Chris Ford Mar 2024


Preparation was meticulous
Interesting history of practice throughout workshop
Clear instructions and helpful assistance
4hour workshop progressed seamlessly with an engaging personality.

Karmela Rei Villafana Feb 2024


We booked a private class for our anniversary and it was excellent! She taught us in her private studio and Yoko was very thorough in teaching us the history of Kintsugi. The materials were all provided and she taught us how to make Kintsugi in the traditional process with modern materials. It was very relaxing and enjoyable I highly recommend it.

Emma Fettell Jan 2024


Absolutely fantastic, highly recommend. Excellent teaching, lots of great information, well paced. It was a really lovely afternoon!

Pottery class review by Emma Fettell

Anastasia Joseski Jan 2024

78 ClassBento workshops attended • 49 reviews


Super class with Yoko who is a clear, patient and generous instructor. As you go through the steps, you get a sense of world slowing down even though time will fly by! The kit is terrific with everything you will need for class project plus lots of post class projects to keep you learning and refining the techniques Yoko shows you. Absolutely loved it.

Kate Leavey Dec 2023


This was a terrific workshop. Yoko was a very informative and patient teacher. We couldn’t work on our own projects, but could bring them along for advice on how to tackle them later at home. Good to practice on a simple piece first, anyway. Would definitely recommend this workshop to others!

Yvie Klysz Dec 2023


This course was great. Yokohama was so knowledgeable and informative about kintsugi and other traditional forms of Japanese art

Liz Ditton Dec 2023


Very well organised and enjoyable class. The teacher (Yoko) was very knowledgeable and provided excellent instruction. Additional materials were provided so we could follow on with other projects after the class, and Yoko provided guidance on how to approach another project I planned to attempt in the future. It was a lovely class to do with friends/family.

Sarah Tresidder Dec 2023


I cannot fault this class - perfect from beginning to end. Yoko is meticulously organised and so impressive in her knowledge of Kintsugi. Her instruction was attentive and caring. She had thought about so many details for the workshop and she has inspired me to apply the Kintsugi technique to my own ceramic pieces in need of repair. She was so encouraging and supportive & I highly recommend her workshops to everyone.

Prue Bindon Dec 2023


Yoko was amazing, so knowledgeable and yet relaxed and patient with us. We loved the day.

Erin Hamby Nov 2023

68 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


This workshop was amazing. Super detailed instruction. Walked through step by step with explanations throughout.
Fully understand the process now and feeling brave enough to have a go by myself.
Looking forward to washing off the excess and seeing the end result in a few days

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Erin Hamby

Natalie de Bont Nov 2023


Today's class with Yoko exceeded our expectations. The kits arrived well before time and had everything in them that was needed. They were clearly marked so that following along was easy even for complete beginners. Yoko's instructions were precise and she made sure that everyone in the class was clear about what they were doing. She also made sure that everyone was keeping up and had ample time to complete their projects. A very enjoyable way to learn a new craft!

Maxine Henderson Nov 2023


Yoko is warm and engaging and generously shared her knowledge (and sweet treats) with us. All the materials were provided. I brought the class as a birthday present for a friend based on all the great reviews and I am really happy that I did.

Alex Russell Oct 2023


Really enjoyed learning about kintsugi and the history of the process. It is really easy to follow along with the labels in the kit.

Cathy Harrison Oct 2023


Yoko is a great teacher of Kintsugi; giving practical, detailed information on the process of 'mending ' and 'decorating' the project piece, that she supplied- a ceramic plate. Also, Yoko provided information on the history of Kintsugi; from its beginnings with the Chado-tea ceremony, approx 600 years ago, and the influence of the Maki-e lacquer decoration technique.
The workshop was conducted in her home at Potts Point. Yoko provide all the materials and a pamphlet on where to purchase the materials for independent Kintsugi projects. She even supplied a safe carry box to transport our project home. A most enjoyable and informative workshop. Cathy Harrison

Stephanie Kentwell Oct 2023


Everything was fantastic! Instructor was quite delightful, and very informative. I loved the venue- it was really exciting and inspiring to walk through the premises and meet some of the artists working in their studios. Everything was provided with particular attention to detail. Absolutely loved the course!

Rie Downey Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Our teacher, Yoko san was very knowledgeable, patient and a very nice person. She talked about the history of Kintsugi, how it is traditionally done, and how we do it and why, etc. all the materials were provided and the table was set up very neatly with all the materials needed. She provided some Japanese tea with sweets which were very nice. Her home studio was set up very nicely and she gave us very clear instructions on how to get there and where you can park, etc. I highly recommend her workshop!

Art Kintsugi Workshop review by Rie Downey - Sydney

Georgina Russell Oct 2023


Was a lovely, informative and fun workshop…Yoko was welcoming, informative, kind, patient and I am thrilled I booked in, thank you Yoko for sharing all your knowledge and teachings.

Shanoah Halpin Oct 2023

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The craft kit came well before the class which I appreciated as it was something I was worried about :) thank you so much will do it again :)

Tania Carmichael Jul 2023


Yoko was the most accomodating, organised and generous hostess. She gave a detailed explanation of the workshop and guided us carefully through every step of the process. I was very happy with the result and even purchased one of her kits to take home. The four hours went by so fast!

Maddie Jul 2023


Yoko is a phenomenal teacher and the class was fantastic. We were supplied everything and Yoko was really great at thoroughly taking us through every step and teaching us about the background of Kintsugi.
Would highly recommend this class

Nicki Billingham Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


What a wonderful experience. Yoko was a very knowledgeable teacher, patient with us and explained the process and history of Kintsugi as the class went along. All the equipment was laid out ready for use and we came away with what we had created. Yoko even provided tea and biscuits ! We thoroughly enjoyed the class and would highly recommend it.

Kerry Sargent Jun 2023


What a joy this class was. Yoko is an excellent teacher - providing fascinating background into the art of Kintsugi as well as patient and expert tuition. She also generously gave advice on future projects. Would highly recommend this class and Yoko

Kate George May 2023


Had the best Kintsugi class with lovely Yoko who was an excellent teacher , gently guiding me through the processes of the technique. She really knowledgeable about the history and hosted the class in her lovely studio
I’d love to do the next level course with her at some point
Thankyou - lovely experience!

Edwina Cowdery May 2023


What an exquisite experience with Yoko in her private studio learning about the art of Kintsugi! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Yoko is very knowledgeable and gives clear instructions on how to do each task. She is a creative artist herself and brings an artist's focus and skill to the craft, as well as a sense of play and enjoyment. Highly recommend this workshop!

Art Kintsugi Workshop review by Edwina Cowdery - Sydney

Tamar Freed May 2023


We had a wonderful class with Yoko in her beautiful home studio. A calming environment which was just perfect to allow us to concentrate and learn how Kintsugi is created and try out hand at this beautiful artform. The four hours flew by and felt like no more than two. I came away with not only an artwork of my own but feeling completely refreshed.
Strong recommendation to join this class.

Art Kintsugi Workshop review by Tamar Freed - Sydney

Nicki Billingham Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


What a fantastic experience. Yoko provided all the items we needed in an organised and structured fashion. She was very clear on instruction and gave insightful commentary on the history of Kintsugi. A wonderful relaxed few hours learning a new skill. I highly recommend this small group workshop and I would love to go back and do it all again.

Ingrid Sivertsen Apr 2023


The kintsugi art workshop was a pleasure and a delight. I’m so happy with what I learned about kintsugi, the piece that I made, and the skills I’ve learned for future projects. Highly recommended!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Ingrid Sivertsen

Natalie Smith Apr 2023

91 ClassBento workshops attended • 38 reviews


Totally amazed by this very old art form done with todays techniques. Very slow and meditative and learnt about the history just chose it to do something different and was very surprised. Enjoyed the experience.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Natalie Smith

Simone Rosenbauer Mar 2023


Loved it: you were able to learn the essentials skills and Yoko is a super nice and lovely teacher.

Lyvia Alam Mar 2023


Yoko was amazing and very patient! The kit that was delivered a week before the class start, was very thoughtfully and beautifully packaged together. It has everything you need for the class and has enough materials to keep you practising in the future.

Yoko was extremely knowledgable, friendly and gave very clear instructions. She also led the class to expand your personal creativity if you wanted to. I'm confident I can do this on my own in the future if I wanted to pursue this further.

I can't wait for my lacquer to cure so I can dust off the excess gold dust to see the results in 5 days.

Lisa Davies Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Outstanding!
Yoko is a delight both professionally, and personally.
Yoko is a natural teacher. Her artistic talent, coupled with her extensive knowledge of her craft ensured a perfect workshop experience.

Miriam Succar Feb 2023


Yoko was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and the course was very well structured and very well delivered. Her home studio is beautiful, and the materials were all accessible and well explained. Highly recommend.

Shannon Cadman Feb 2023


I really enjoyed the course and the box was great! I look forward to continuing the kintsugi technique.

Benjamin Cullinger Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoko was amazing, really welcoming and very organised. She explained everything step by step and was incredibly patient and supportive.

Sara Coombes Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Fabulous day. Yoko shared so much of the history of the art as well as just doing the process. She was very clever at explaining all the techniques and very clear with her instructions. Lovely to have the whole class live so we could watch exactly how she did things and she could see our efforts and make suggestions. Definately worth the money and a great way of relaxing!

Alexia Katsoturhis Dec 2022

25 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews


Teacher was very patient and helpful, we had a lot of fun in this class. Frames turned out really well. 5 stars

Chris Hailstone Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We loved the class, it was very relaxing and it set me up with all the info I needed to continue to tinker with this by myself. Thanks Yoko!

Katrina Pobke Nov 2022


Excellent. Such good clear and well organised instructions. Thank you. Lovely friendly class. I would love to learn more in this area, think you have really sparked and inspired me. Learning little snippets about the back history too was especially meaningful.

Naquita Smith Nov 2022

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Could not have LOVED this workshop more. Yoko is a wonderful, helpful and interesting teacher who inspired me throughout this class thanks to her wonderful banter and her obvious passion for the art of Kintsugi. I loved this class SO much and will certainly continue on with the beautiful art of Kintsugi.

Special mention to the thoughtful and beautifully presented ClassBento box that Yoko sent. I've never received such a lovely package.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Naquita Smith

Miranda Asch Nov 2022


I loved my online Kintsugi workshop with Yoko. The beautifully presented kit with written instructions and her thorough explanations as we were working online made this complex process very straightforward and enjoyable.

Stephanie Andrews Oct 2022


Yoko’s class was informative, well organised and most importantly enjoyable. Highly recommend for anyone interested in Kintsugi.

Areyan Estell Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was exactly what I hoped it would be. Yoko pre sent a pack with everything I needed (even a beverage).

The lesson flowed in a logical way that made sense and the banter in-between was historical, informative and interesting.
I have wanted to do this for a long time but to do it from the luxury of my own home was a bonus! Yoko’s knowledge skill and passion was welcomed.
Love this art form
And I think Yoko delivers a lesson that inspires enough to have a go at doing more - she certainly provided enough product for you to do so.

Sujatha Singh Oct 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


The Kintsugi class with Yoko Kawada was exceptionally good. Yoko is a great teacher - she pays attention to every detail and makes the class really enjoyable. All the materials were provided, and all the steps clearly outlined. Yoko is patient, well informed and wise; she takes you through the process, step by step. Further, she covered not just the practical details of kintsugi, but its history and philosophy as well, in her cosy artist’s studio. I enjoyed every bit of it, and most of all, I liked the way my kintsugi piece turned out, and my interaction with Yoko. A morning well spent.

Pottery class review by Sujatha Singh - Sydney

Saanika Rana Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoko is an amazing teacher and is very talented! She took the time to explain the traditional and modern approaches to Kintsugi in the class. I would definitely recommend!

Annie Au-Yeung Oct 2022


Very well-paced and pleasant class, really enjoyed learning this beautiful art form. Thank you

Pottery class review by Annie Au-Yeung

Julia Limb Sep 2022


Fabulous class, we learnt so much and Yoko was so generous with sharing her knowledge and creativity.

Dolien Nicolasen Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


What a wonderful, peaceful way to spend a morning learning about and appreciating the art of Kintsugi. Yoko is a great teacher, explaining the history of Kintsugi and guiding us step-by-step, via demonstrations and clear instructions, through the process of producing our very own art work. All equipment was provided, clearly labelled, plus instructions and a list of materials to enable us to practice Kintsugi in the future.
Thanks to Yoko I will most certainly delve deeper into this art form.
Highly recommended - 5 stars out of 5 :-)

G Conduit Aug 2022


Yoko was a great teacher and a very interesting and friendly person to spend 4 hours with. We learnt a lot and had a lot of fun! Thanks

Liz Ruck Aug 2022


Yoko was such a knowledgeable teacher and made the subject matter easy to learn. She is also great fun to learn from.

All the materials were carefully provided by Yoko, who anticipated every student need.

I did the course with some friends and it was such a lovely way to spend the afternoon with good people, laughing and learning this beautiful art.
Highly recommended.

Kylie Munns Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Yoko came to my house and ran a workshop for my birthday for a small group of friends. I can not recommend Yoko and this experience highly enough. Yoko is very responsive and professional in organising and running class. She shares her excellent expertise, love and passion she clearly has for this art. We all came away with good understanding of Kintsugi, great memories and a small memento of this experience. Thanks Yoko!

Jessica Douglas Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Fun workshop with Yoko. She carefully led us through the steps needed for Kintsugi. Explaining the history and current practices. All the tools were carefully laid out and she demonstrated each step for us to follow. Recommended for anyone interested in the process.

Pottery class review by Jessica Douglas - Sydney

Antonia Fredman Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn the basics of kintsugi, and come away with a beautiful finished piece. Yoko was incredibly helpful, patient and knowledgeable and exceptionally well-organised. All equipment was provided, plus a list of materials for anyone wanting to practise kintsugi in the future. I liked the option of running the workshop in my own space with friends. It was fantastic value for what was essentially a private class. A great experience!

Allison Reynolds Jul 2022


A fantastic experience with a fun, knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn this fascinating craft

Pottery class review by Allison Reynolds

Jean Morris Jul 2022


Yoko is very patient and a great instructor. The class was very enjoyable, informative, and online format worked really well. I recommend this class to anyone wanting to try kintsugi.

Coleena McCarty Jul 2022


Yoko-san, was wonderful!
Very patient and knowledgeable on the topic of Kimtsugi. She explains the why of the tradition and demos each step for you, before you start. This is an excellent teaching method. She explains what may go wrong in the demo and shows you how to express yourself in the correction. This made me feel confident in every portion of the mending of the plate provided in the kit. The kit was well organised and labeled for each step; it also included tea and a candy for you to enjoy between steps. I would highly recommend Yoko for her talent, professionalism, kit setup, and process of teaching. A++
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

Emily Lawther Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoko was a great teacher! Time flew by and we loved our pieces at the end of it. Very chill and peaceful classes and Yoko knows so much :)
Would highly recommend her classes.

Deborah Elliott Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great Class - time went so quickly and was a very thorough, informative class. Thank you Yoko.

Patris Disomma Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Yoko was very knowledgeable, explained the whole process so easily and made it fun.
It was lovely to slow down focus in this work of haste. I also liked the philosophy of restoring and repairing not just throwing it out because it is broken. Its a great team building event. Yoko went above and beyond even dropping off to us some material to help us transport our plate home.
Highly recommend.

Heath Ryter May 2022


My wife loved this, lots of fun and Yoko is great! Thank you so much

Xia Summerfield May 2022


The time flew by really fast. My partner and I did it together and enjoyed every minute. Yoko is a very good teacher, able to communicate clearly and show each step. I was surprised how accessible the activity is. Looking forward to using the skills learnt to fix some ceramic fridge magnets.

Rebekah Nicholas May 2022


This was fun, friendly and engaging. Koko was very knowledgeable and supportive throughout the class.

Lisa Taylor Apr 2022


Yoko was a fantastic teacher of this ancient craft. I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson and the history information. Yoko is friendly and patient. I cannot recommend highly enough. I am so proud of my plate!
Thank you Yoko.

Pottery class review by Lisa Taylor

Katrina Orr Apr 2022


Amazing class, Yoko is a wonderful teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills to repair my belongings.

Helen Mihelic Mar 2022


Thank you Yoko for a wonderful afternoon. I really enjoyed it and learned heaps. Really appreciated all your thorough instructions and calm delivery. Can’t wait to see what our cups look like in 5 days!

Gabi McInerheney Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Yoko was amazing guiding me step by step through her kintsugi work shop, all materials included. I am totally addicted now and will keep doing this beautiful Japanese craft . Thank you Yoko xx

Art Kintsugi Workshop review by Gabi McInerheney - Sydney

Raylee Hartwell Feb 2022


Highly recommended. A creative and educational experience. Yoko is a great teacher. The time flew by.

Lynette Hoare Feb 2022


Thoroughly enjoyed my Kintsugi class with Yoko. She took time to explain each step thoroughly and at no time did I feel rushed. Looking forward to seeing my finished piece in five days.
A wonderful experience that I will recommend to my friends.

Pottery class review by Lynette Hoare

Rubijayne Cohen Feb 2022


Thoroughly enjoyed my Valentines Day Kintsugi workshop with Yoko and my partner and looking forward to applying the skills I learnt. The kit was beautifully packaged and contains plenty of materials to complete other pieces.

Yoko was very knowledgeable, informative, and patient throughout the workshop. Definitely recommend.

Pottery class review by Rubijayne Cohen

Shannon Washington Feb 2022


Yoko is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and supportive.
I could not rate this class highly enough, it was so enjoyable and relaxing. I would highly recommend it!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Shannon Washington

Nicholas Whitehurst-Tepper Jan 2022


Yoko was so warm and inviting, the class was enlightening and calming, and I loved that we actually got to learn about the art and methods of Kintsugi with the intention to apply what we'd learnt to our own projects beyond the classroom. Excellent value for money - highly recommend!

Chantelle Bayes Jan 2022


This was a wonderful class with lots of information and chances to ask questions about the process.

Cella Jusuf Jan 2022


Very unique art and Yoko was a great instructor - friendly, organised and responsive to messages. The class was efficient but not rushed, very fun and teaches skills for future personal projects. Highly recommend :)

Pottery class review by Cella Jusuf - Sydney

Le Vu Jan 2022


I love the idea of mending the broken pieces so trying it first hand is even more exciting. Yoko is very patient and explains all the steps in detail. I can make kintsugi after the workshop easily with the spare materials. Highly recommend.

Brenton Queen Dec 2021


Yoko provides a really informative history of Kintsugi and a fun guide through your first ceramic repair. All the materials needed are neatly packed and once you get the basics you'll be ready to continue your Kintsugi practice :)

Pottery class review by Brenton Queen

Robyn Holt Dec 2021


A wonderful experience and definitely something I will be recommending to my friends to do

Kathleen Yeo Dec 2021


Yoko's incredible patience, easy to follow step-by-step teaching, troubleshooting as we went along while offering a multitude of top tips throughout the class made this such an enjoyable experience. She went at such a steady pace, giving time to immerse in each step of the process. I was so surprised 3 hours flew by in a flash and not even once felt rushed or behind. Would highly recommend spending an afternoon with Yoko learning the secrets behind kintsugi.

Christine Lockey Dec 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


A relaxed but thorough class. Well paced with plenty of time to go through the seven steps of kintsugi. A small quality plate was provided already broken so that all students had something similar to work with. All necessary equipment was provided and enough extra materials to do your own project later. The photo shows the plate I made before it has finished curing which takes another five days.

Pottery class review by Christine Lockey

Andrea Buckett Dec 2021


Box came beautifully packed, the class was easy to follow and such a fantastic experience.

Lisa Hendry Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was amazing. Yoko is a very precise and friendly teacher, her intructions and details are very clear and easy to follow. The class box is beautifully presented and thoughtfully created, which makes for a mindful and relaxing experience. Loved learning the snippets of the history of Kintsugi while waiting for bits to set or dry. Highly recommend!

Cass Yoni Dec 2021


I loved this class so much! I thought it would feel long but the hours passed away so peacefully I had a fantastic time. Yoko was a fantastic teacher I would recommend this class.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Cass Yoni

Megan Dec 2021

319 ClassBento workshops attended • 334 reviews


Was so amazed at how brilliant this class was & it was totally worth the cost too with the quality & quantity of the best. Loved the specialized handcrafted tools plus the more traditional ones. The quantity is so much that I can make many more Kintsugi in the future. Had the most fabulous teacher who went though each step carefully & gave me such confidence, that after completing my green leaf, I tried a dish of my own, a white one with 4 large pieces.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Megan

Tracey Linnell-Scarce Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We loved learning about Kintsugi with Yoko Kawada. She is a great teacher with a lovely presence and patient teaching style. The kit Yoko sent before the class was so well thought out and beautifully presented. And even the way she set up the cameras for the Zoom class was excellent… we didn’t miss a thing.
Thank you, Yoko… we so enjoyed our afternoon with you.

Note, pic of plates was taken while they were curing, and not yet finished.

Pottery class review by Tracey Linnell-Scarce

Heather Walker Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Wonderful class Yoko is a outstanding teacher I loved the class and have come away with a lovely piece and the skills I need to create more. I highly recommend taking this class

Joanna Killalea-Walford Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I have been trying many different crafts over the past year and I think I have found the one I love. The instructor was wonderful, patient, and knowledgeable, Yoko took the time to ensure we were progressing and explain every step along the way. Offering advice and carefully taking us through the process. The end result is yet to be unveiled, but I liked it so much I went on to repair three other pieces I had at home.

Pottery class review by Joanna Killalea-Walford

Andrea Mead Dec 2021


I really enjoyed the class and it worked so well online. I love the little project I completed and look forward to practising the art on more projects.

Gyounghee Lee Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was very enjoyable. Yoko was thorough and answered all the questions. The timing *(speed) was very good.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Gyounghee Lee

Alan Lawson Nov 2021


This was a really wonderful class. Yoko is a very patient teacher who gives very clear instructions and constructive feedback to all members of the class. She was also very kind when one of us made a mistake and had to repeat a step. I learned a great deal nd enjoyed the whole experience.

Pottery class review by Alan Lawson

Mo Li Nov 2021


Very thorough and patient. Great introduction and background knowledge. More than enough material to practice

Jemima Bucknell Nov 2021


Wonderful, restorative experience. Kintsugi is a fascinating traditional practice and Yoko has a wealth of knowledge and a gentle and engaging teaching style. She guided us through this process expertly and was very encouraging and supportive. All tools and materials were provided with some leftover to pursue future projects. I loved it and can't wait to continue to repair and renew other objects around my home.

Joanna Lee Nov 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Our instructor was lovely, she went through the history behind this art and was a really good teacher. We learnt a lot and had an amazing time!

Akane Katsu Nov 2021


Yoko-san was very clear in her explanation and created a friendly online class environment. The class structure was well planned, Yoko-san was also thoughtful of the outcomes after class. Very calming and interesting activity.

Sarah Collins Nov 2021


Loved my Class, thank you Yoko !
Wonderful skill and teacher ! ❤️
I’ve been wanting to learn more of this art for many years, and the online class gave me the opportunity.

Ben Hoh Nov 2021


Yoko is such a prepared, patient and wise teacher. A great class for a fascinating technique.

Soo Kuan Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A fantastic informative class. The teacher was really knowledgeable and patient. I really enjoyed myself. Definitely doable at home.

Susan Tomlin Nov 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Yoko is an amazing and patient teacher. She gave a wonderful historic account of the practice as well as how Kintsugi is used now. The class really was mindful and I felt connected to the other participants and supported. I am very happy with the results I was able to achieve for my first attempt.

Thank you!

Jenny McKinnon Nov 2021


Mindful Art Kinsugi was a wonderful class. Yoko created a lovely, calm environment. She is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend this class.

Grandia Agathon Nov 2021


Yoko is a great, patient and generous teacher. The 3 hours with her really flew by quickly! The kit had more than enough materials to make more with so excited to try and mend more things with this new skill. Thank you so much Yoko!

Tessa Mudge Nov 2021


This was an excellent class! All the materials were beautifully presented. There is enough that you can do many projects yourself afterwards as well!

Lisa Picking Oct 2021


This was such a wonderful workshop. All the materials were so thoughtfully put together, right down to the green tea to enjoy during the workshop.

Yoko is an attentive, patient and caring teacher offering history, tips and tricks and lot of encouragement a along the way. It was so lovely to meet her!

I recommend this workshop to everyone. It was a perfect way to spend a few hours!

Lisa Shanahan Oct 2021


Loved learning the method ! Was such a peaceful and enjoyable 3 hours. Yoko is a wonderful teacher and I have recommended her classes to so many friends already
Thank you for having this class available
( sorry Yoko - wiped down today to add an image - I know I should have waited 5 days but just so excited ! )
Will be back
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Lisa

Pottery class review by Lisa Shanahan

Megan Oct 2021

319 ClassBento workshops attended • 334 reviews


Loved this kit sooo much last time, just had to do it again.
This time it was even better & Yoko is fantastic.

Creative Mosaic Art for Kids review by Megan

Jane Doutre Oct 2021


Yoko was so knowledgeable and so open with sharing her knowledge. I absolutely loved this short course and it has inspired to delve deeper into the art. The time was well utilised; could only be improved by an in person experience which was not possible due to covid restrictions. Thank you Yoko for your exceptional attention to detail from the delivery of the equipment box through to the delivery of the course

Highly recommended

Robyn Jay Oct 2021


Yoko was a fabulous teacher- supportive, well prepared, knowledgeable and patient. We received a fabulous kit with everything needed and more!

Amanda Gillot Oct 2021


I just loved this class. Yoko shares her skills so beautifully. Three and a half hours of pure joy. Yoko has definitely given me the skills to continue Kintsugi art practice on other much loved but damaged ceramic pieces. Cannot wait to wash down my bowl in 5 days and see the final transformation. The kit itself includes everything you need and enough to complete other pieces. The highlight of the kit for me are the beautiful brushes she made.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Amanda Gillot

Damaris Boisne Oct 2021


This was an amazing session, with a great teacher! My husband and I loved it, it was the highlight of our week of annual leave during lockdown. We highly recommend it, and the end result is beautiful!

Louisa Kingsford-Smith Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Yoko delivered a wonderfully relaxing and informative workshop. The kit I received was fabulous- everything clearly labelled and organised. Yoko explained the process in an easy to follow manor and showed each step with the camera so we could see the detail. I really enjoyed learning about the history of the process and the traditional materials used originally.
It was wonderful to have enough materials in the kit to complete some other projects.
I would definitely recommend this mindful art workshop. Thank you Yoko.

Stuart B Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was a great class. Yoko was knowledgeable and relaxed and guided us through the different steps of the process at an easy pace while making sure we knew what to do, and providing extra tips along the way. My plate is now complete after five days left to set and I couldn't be happier with my first attempt. This workshop lived up to my expectations and I can't wait to do some more with the extra supplies that we received in the kit.

Pottery class review by Stuart B

Kristine George Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoko was a fantastic instructor. Her style was relaxed and encouraging! Highly recommend her classes!

Wendy Ma Oct 2021


Yoko is a great teacher who guided us in this beautiful calming process of kintsugi. I had really enjoyed this process and have been applying this technique to repairing my own work. She is very generous and will help you with any questions and recommendations after class too.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Wendy Ma

Joanne Newey Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful class, came away feeling so accomplished, Yoko was a skilled teacher it was a joy to work with her

Debbie Wong Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoko is a wonderful teacher. Patient, informative and communicates very clearly. She made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing.

Elizabeth Moh Oct 2021


I loved the class! It was relaxing and stimulating at the same time. I can’t wait to see what my plate looks like and try my skills on something else. Thank you Yoko!

Tara Ryan Oct 2021


Perfect. So enjoyable, insightful and relaxing. Thank you Yoko! I can't wait to learn more.

Marianne Wyder Oct 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Yoko was amazing! I highly recommend this class. The 3.5 hours just flew by. I love my home kit as well which will allow me to continue with this beautiful art.

Karen Oakley Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoko leads a beautiful Art Kintsugi class that is easy to follow and a lot of fun. Yoko explains the origins of Kintsugi and art Kintsugi and gently guides her students through the process of creating a lovely piece.

Michelle Cooper Sep 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved the session and had a great experience with Yoko. The time flew so fast. Can’t wait to see the final result when we clear the gold dust in 5 days time. Such a lovely relaxing activity!

Pottery class review by Michelle Cooper

Rachel Raschke Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved it! Yoko is delightful and a fabulous teacher. Patient, caring, creative and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend doing this. Great way to spend 3 hours. I did it with my 18 year old son and he absolutely loved it too

Pottery class review by Rachel Raschke

Amanda Turner Sep 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


I really enjoyed this Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home. class The craft pack arrived a week before the class and had an explanation of how to set up and get ready. Yoko explained everything and encourage everyone to ask questions. The lesson was easy to follow and I was happy with my plate when finished. Thank you :)

Rhi Gysen Sep 2021


I loved Yoko’s class! Great pace, class duration and supplies provided. Yoko was very clear, and patient! A great teacher, and a wonderful skill to learn! I can’t wait to make my next Kintsugi art!

Michelle Peate Sep 2021


The workshop was heaps of fun! Yoko explained the process clearly and at a good pace. All the equipment was provided with enough extra for us to go on and do more kintsugi. And you have a piece of art at the end of it all to showcase your work. I throughly recommend this workshop.

Ruth Carr Sep 2021


Thank you Yoko. I really enjoyed your class and now feel confident to do my own project. Ruth

Patricia Taaffe Sep 2021


Really enjoyable experience - the teacher (Yoko) was friendly and paced the class really well. Thanks!

Sabina Kaatzke-Doughty Sep 2021


Really enjoyed the Mindful Kintsugi Art session with Yoko today. From the moment the package containing all the materials arrived I was looking forward to the class. Yoko is so lovely, informative and helpful. She provided ample supplies of materials and a list of suppliers in case you ever did run out. I learned a new skill which I can see myself using in the future. I can't wait to see my finished product in 5 days time! Thank you for running this class.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Sabina Kaatzke-Doughty

Sharon Smith Sep 2021


Such a great class. The lovely Yoko was very personable. The beautiful box of all that was needed perfectly presented with personal well thought out tools, trays, brushes ( hand made by Yoko) etc.
So happy to have done this class!

Hannah Clayton Sep 2021


Yoko was a wonderful host! She gave really easy-to-follow explanations, as well as teaching us about the history of kintsugi. Was a really lovely way to spend an afternoon in lockdown. I'm super excited to keep creating too!

Katrina Macdonald Sep 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


This was such a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Great teacher. Fascinating content and Yoko shared her considerable knowledge of her art. Highly recommend ❤️

Lisa Cressey Sep 2021


I thoroughly recommend this online class! Having had to cancel our trip to Sydney in July, I was glad that I could do this class online with the kit sent to me. Yoko was such a wonderful teacher - very easy to understand (as zoom can be a bit glitchy), she walked us through things methodically, the tasks were easy to complete, we got a history lesson as well, and finished a beautiful Kinstugi plate with plenty of materials and knowledge to do it on our own! Loved every minute of this class! Thank you!

Kristina Jaskiewicz Sep 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


Great class. Definitely worth doing. I feel confident enough to have a go on my own. Excellent teaching. Relaxed pace. Very enjoyable.

Pottery class review by Kristina Jaskiewicz

Janet Archer Sep 2021


Fabulous class. Yoko was an excellent teacher and instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and love my dish. Would highly recommend recommend this to anyone keen on crafts. Beautiful

Pottery class review by Janet Archer

Ann Thomas Sep 2021


Yoko was charming, encouraging and very knowledgeable. She explained everything really, and it was easy to follow her instructions. Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Would consider doing other classes in the future.

Sarah Edmondson Sep 2021


I really enjoyed the hours spent in this online workshop. A great distraction from the ongoing lockdown. I’m looking forward to being able to repair my next broken ceramic. Thank you Yoko

Megan Sep 2021

319 ClassBento workshops attended • 334 reviews


An absolutely brilliant kit & the materials were of the best quality.
Sooo easy to do and heaps of fun. Can't wait to do more.
Thankyou sooo much Yoko for doing this as a non streaming kit for me.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Megan

Robert Peacock Sep 2021


A really excellent experience. Yoko is a fantastic teacher. The course materials were beautifully prepared and presented adding to the experience.
Great fun, thanks Yoko.

Amanda Lieber Sep 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


What a wonderful afternoon learning the Art of Kintsugi from Yoko. She explained everything perfectly and answered all our questions. One bowl repaired, next lined up is a precious teapot lid. All that glitters is gold!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Amanda Lieber

Barbara Turner Sep 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Absolutely loved this online class! Yoko had everything superbly organised. After registering, the kit of materials was promptly sent and was so beautifully presented that I began to eagerly anticipate the day of the class. The 3 and a half hours flew by while Yoko imparted her knowledge of the ancient art of Kintsugi interspersed with expert instruction on traditional techniques, all the while with patience and many helpful hints to ensure success. Thank you for my wonderful new experience, Yoko!

Alexander Garner Sep 2021


Very generous with the materials, enough to make plenty more kintsugi afterwards. Can’t wait for ours to be finished, takes 5 days to dry. Will wash the gold powder off in a few days.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Alexander Garner

Odette McCarthy Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Absolutely everything I have been hoping to learn for years now! Exceeded my expectations, and this is online during lockdown! Thankyou so much Yoko! I am definitely going to use this artistic technique very soon on a piece with the extra materials provided. Intimate and hands on. Worth every penny!

Pottery class review by Odette McCarthy

Alicia Maskley Aug 2021


Amazing class! I've been wanting to learn Kintsugi for some time, so I'm glad I finally booked this course. Yoko was a patient and encouraging instructor. The plate came out beautifully and I can't wait to try it again on my next accidental break. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

Pottery class review by Alicia Maskley

Leia Scully Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoko was a great teacher, lovely and very patient. She went through every step, explained the process clearly and I was very happy with my final result.
Awesome experience, would definitely do again.

Janina Enriquez Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


We thoroughly enjoyed the class with Yoko! Great to learn something new and create your own piece of art! Would highly recommend!

Christine Ta Aug 2021


My boyfriend and I thought it was so fun and relaxing. Our teacher Yoko is super friendly as well. What lovely way to spend a morning! You get a lot of materials and tools, so you keep doing Kintsugi after the class.

Pottery class review by Christine Ta

Jason Elderhurst Aug 2021


Amazing and medative experience on a Sunday afternoon - 4 hours was gone before I knew it. Yoko was a fabulous teacher, and I could confidently do this again with the materials kit!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Jason Elderhurst

Drucilla Bartlett Aug 2021


The kit came by mail in plant of time and beautifully presented. The link worked first time and the teacher was so very lovely. She even had two screens so you could see the demo and see a close up of the products. Yoko had an amazing amount of knowledge and sill which she passed on to her students clearly and not too quickly. I sincerely;y think we all had a great time! The difficulty will be having to wait 5 days to see the final product! I would do another course with her and I have already recommended the site to quite a few people. My sister purchased me a gift certificate for my birthday and she is also doing the course next Thursday. THANK YOU to everyone - from the lovely lady on the phone about the voucher - to Yoko - and all in-between! Dru xxxx

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Drucilla Bartlett

Alpha Tung Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


It was great fun! My 2 kids enjoyed it! The class was easy to follow.

Sheridan Rollard Aug 2021


Communication in the lead up was amazing. The class was easy to follow, Yoko was great, very clear, patient and attention to each of our pieces.

Can't wait to do more! I feel completely fine to go out and do it myself after just this class.

Magdalen Rozsa Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A lovely class- great introduction to Kintsugi- Everything was prepared so well and Yoko is an excellent teacher

Vicki Kimber Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Our group had a wonderful afternoon. For a few hours we forgot about COVID and the lockdown.
Yoko was a friendly and very competent teacher, answering our questions and moving along at a steady pace. I highly recommend the class.

Stephanie Chiu Aug 2021


I had a fantastic time with Yoko learning.

She is knowledgable, was attentive to how I was doing a task and provided gentle instruction on technique.

I highly recommend learning kintsugi to bring new life to broken pieces.

Kim Blayney Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Excellent class. The online kits were packaged beautifully and were a joy to open. The class was expertly presented and exceeded my expectation. Thank you for such as enjoyable evening. I thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the beautiful art and skill of Kintsugi.

Esther Langenegger Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Wonderful experience. Hope to create many more beautiful Art Kintsugi pieces. Thank you for your mindful instruction and conversation Yoko.

Matilda Aug 2021

78 ClassBento workshops attended • 47 reviews


Yoko was an absolute delight. She was so informative and passionate during this extremely intensive course. The practice was so mediative. I’d highly recommend this course but would suggest having some kind of artistic experience.

Pottery class review by Matilda

Nadine Krayem Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We did a virtual kintsugi class with Yoko and found the whole experience relaxing and enjoyable.
Yokohama sent the kits well ahead of time and was so generous with what she put in there that you have enough to do many more projects after the class .
The class itself was done at a great pace and Yoko was very helpful. A great lockdown activity, the most fun we have had in ages.

Kate Dryden Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Excellent course. The materials were perfect, the teaching excellent and the overall experience brilliant. Well done.

Mandy Haddon Aug 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


I really enjoyed my afternoon with Yoko. She was a very informative and patient and the course was well run and easy to follow. Thank you!

Pottery class review by Mandy Haddon

Lisa Hanssens Aug 2021


Yoko was awesome.
I had lots of fun whilst learning. She was great with demonstrating each step. I'm happy to have learnt something new that is both practical and beautiful.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Lisa Hanssens

Uppma Virdi Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What an amazing skill and amazing workshop! I'm so grateful that I treated myself to this class as Yoko was so gentle, patient and amazing at teaching her art to me. I highly recommend this workshop and can't wait to secretly break some plates to kintsugi them hahaha!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Uppma Virdi

Donna Finn Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoko is a fabulous teacher, guiding me step by step through the art of Kintsugi. Apart from her extensive knowledge & experience in Kintsugi she was happy to delve deeper into the Japanese history of this art enabling the experience to be more intriguing. I was excited to complete my first plate & look froward to up cycling more pieces at home.

Jodie McGinnity Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Helpful, thoughtful and patient instruction made for an enjoyable and beautiful experience to do with friends during lockdown.

Rebecca Cole Aug 2021


Yoko is a wonderful teacher - if I could give more stars I would! I was lucky enough to have a private class on zoom. Yoko explained all the steps very clearly and had excellent camera set-up so I could see all the details she was demonstrating. We also had a great discussion about traditional and modern kintsugi practices. All the materials arrived beautifully packaged, with plenty left to use on my own repair projects after the class. I'm looking forward to five day's time when I can remove the excess gold powder and reveal the final result. I highly recommend this class.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Rebecca Cole

Tina Gordon Aug 2021


Such a fun way to learn new skills. The online class included everything I needed to create my first Kintsugi work of art at home. Really enjoyed it!

Wenwen Wang Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoko San is such a nice person with sweet and thoughtful heart. My mum and I attended online workshop this afternoon and we had a wonderful experience with Yoko San. Yoko San provides all the materials we need and explained the procedures in details. She also introduced the history of Kintsugi. After the workshop, we not only know how to repair and decorate broken things from pieces to arts step by step, we also know about the traditional culture of Kintsugi.

Pottery class review by Wenwen Wang - Sydney

Carmela Pietro Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A really wonderful class. Everything I expected and more! Yoko was knowledgable, told us about the history of Kintsugi and her gentle way made for a very relaxing and mindful class. Thankyou

Geoffrey Wellman Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


We had a wonderful experience with Yoko. The class was paced perfectly including insightful history to understand the origins of kintsugi. We'll definitely be recommending this class to our friends.

Deborah Stracey Jul 2021


I really enjoyed my class with Yoko. She went over the process in detail and also some of the history behind it which was very interesting. The kit was presented beautifully. I highly recommend this class.

Monique Pompe Jul 2021


I thoroughly enjoyed the class. It was engaging and very well planned out. Highly recommend.

Alison Glass Jul 2021


I really enjoyed this class. The kit was beautifully presented and had everything for the session, plus extra for future projects. Yoko was very friendly and approachable and guided us through the process. Thank you!

Mayumi Kaneko Jul 2021


Yoko is lovely and great teacher! I really enjoy the class thank you for the opportunity.

Fiona Shaw Jul 2021

36 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


Thanks Yoko for a great class . U were very informative patient and understanding with me . U made sure each step was done thoroughly and properly before proceeding to next step I had done correct . Great class learning something new I enjoyed immensely .Great work Yoko . Thinking of getting for mum to do at some stage as gift .
I had some difficulty wih a couple steps but Yoko was extremely patient explaining the history behind do this art form and teaching how to do this on a one to one class with me as took some time to do but well worth it as my hand and back were getting sore but finished a great plate .
Thanks & very appreciated so much as I know I will teach my daughter and continue to do this to repair treasured items chipped or broken get fixed permanently with a brilliant gold decorative join .
I am really happy with my plate I did and can't wait five days to clean residue and let it cure properly .
Thanks Yoko /Bento's girls so much.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Fiona Shaw

Brendan Smith Jun 2021


Yoko is a masterful teacher.
This is a wonderful workshop where technique and philosophy meet.
Process and participation are carefully articulated and discussed.
Hands-on work is skillfully encouraged and a beautiful outcome is achieved.
Highly recommended.

Jazamyne Alexander Jun 2021

103 ClassBento workshops attended • 43 reviews


Amazing! I absolutely loved this class. Very powerful. I'm so happy to have met such an amazing teacher and learnt about such beautiful ancient skills.

Jamie Pon Jun 2021


Yoko is a lovely teacher who is patient and generous. I loved the attention to detail she put into packaging the craft box and during our session together. It was very enjoyable and relaxing.

Maria Li Jun 2021


We enjoyed spending the morning with Yoko. She is a great teacher and a true artist at heart. She had all the materials preprepared and at the end of the class we took home a beautiful piece of artwork.

Belinda Oddy May 2021


Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home is a great class! Yoko is fantastic and clearly very experienced as a teacher. She was able to explain things really clearly and the kit she sends out has everything you need - and enough for future projects too!

I received a voucher for this class as a gift, and I'm so glad I did :)

I can highly recommend this class, and I'd have no hesitancy purchasing as a gift for someone else either.

Alison McLean May 2021


Yoko was a fantastic teacher and the class was thoroughly enjoyable. She was well organised and explained everything clearly. I would highly recommend this class!

Nikki Gonda May 2021


I took my partner for his 34th birthday and we loved this experience learning about the art of Kintsugi. Yoko is a great teacher, and the 3 hours just flew by Im so excited to break something and then fix it haha!

John Keller May 2021


Thank you so much. This class was informative, creative and very enjoyable. Nothing was rushed which really allowed the whole process to feel experiential and that the final product was your own.

Debra Wing May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Yoko is a very gentle person ,teaching the Gentle art of Kintsugi . The workshop was
Delicate and relaxing .
The only negative was the Punk Band playing terrible music next door !

Rachael Atkinson May 2021


I wanted a private class so I could really understand the technical side of repairs and be confident to take my skills home and apply them to a precious piece of broken ceramic. Yoko was very professional and had set out all the equipment for the both of us in her small studio space. She also provided a drink, biscuits and a sweet which I found thoughtful. Yoko began by clarifying the difference between traditional Kintsugi and Art Kintsugi and then provided a brief history of the ancient original craft which was often used to repair items from a Tea Ceremony. The modern method uses items easily obtained from hardware stores and Yoko can also supply small packs of key items or a full pack of everything you need if you wish to continue the craft at home. The Repair process took 2 hours and required a high level of focus and good eyesight. I wear contact lenses but was grateful for the additional light reading glasses I threw in my bag that morning. Art Kintsugi is detailed and delicate work and I am so glad I have been able to learn this skill, albeit very much a beginner. The 3rd hour was the application of the lacquer and gold dust which also required a fine touch. The final product that you take home then has to cure for 5 days before you brush off the loose gold powder and see the final result. I noted some areas of the repair which had minor faults which showed me how to improve on my next attempt. I thoroughly enjoyed this three hour workshop and the conversation with Yoko as well as have an opportunity to see privately commissioned repairs she was working on in the studio. A beautiful craft from a talented and interesting artisan.

Helen Hoven May 2021


Thank you Yoko
I have had a wonderful therapeutic afternoon being introduced the mindful art of kintsugi. Yoko was is a great teacher and encouraging. A true artisan.
Warm regards
Helen

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Helen Hoven

Janet Michael May 2021

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


One on one live streamed class with excellent instruction. I would highly recommend this class with Yoko. She gave an excellent brief initially and also clear and concise details of what was required. Very easy to understand. I loved this class and the instruction. Green tea provided was very yummy. Tools provided were plentiful, enough to try again without instruction. Highly recommended.

Pottery class review by Janet Michael

Wendy Keller May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a wonderful experience this was. I had never even heard of Kintsugi until my beautiful daughter gifted me this program to help fill in time whilst I was recovering from surgery. Yoko was simply amazing! She explained each step thoroughly and waited patiently for me to to follow her steps - I never felt rushed or under pressure to keep up. Yoko is such a kind and thoughtful teacher and is the perfect person to teach this class.

Pottery class review by Wendy Keller

Katherine Byron May 2021


Class was wonderful. Everything was explained really clearly. I had a fun time learning some useful and beautiful.

Sharmani McCaul May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I loved this class! My sister and I look forward to using our new skills! Teacher was beautiful

Pottery class review by Sharmani McCaul - Sydney

Elizabeth Rosewall Apr 2021


Yoko is a brilliant teacher and doing the Kintsugi workshop with her privately was a highlight. The studio was a great space to work in. All materials were provided and I highly recommend!

Asma Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Amazing experience and learning! Yoko was very thorough explaining the process and the history behind it.
Highly recommend, its fun and time flies by in her company. Now patiently waiting for my art piece to be ready for display.

Pottery class review by Asma  - Sydney

Stephanie La Apr 2021


We had a lovely morning with Yoko learning the art of kintsugi. She explained everything very clearly and we took home our very own kintsugi plate. Hopefully we’ll be back to mend some other broken pieces in the future!

Andrea Buckett Apr 2021


Fantastic!
Easy to follow & I was well prepared with the instructions. Quality of everything was brilliant.

Abigail Lindig Apr 2021


Our class was fantastic! The studio was a nice space and Yoko was waiting for us out the front when we arrived. After touring the studios we started our class and had such a good time! Yoko was very knowledgeable and encouraging. She was helpful when we needed her assistance but gave us time to go at our own pace and enjoy creating.

Kaija Ross Apr 2021


Yoko was a wonderful instructor who carefully explained each step. It was also interesting to learn the history of the technique. All of the parts required were sent out and beautifully packaged.
Thank you for a lovely class and I can't wait to see how my piece turns out.

Sam Ezra Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Such a wonderful experience. Yoko was warm and engaging - providing the perfect amount of history while teaching us in a way we could replicate. The studio was lively and inspired creativity. Kintsugi is a fantastic art form - way more detailed than I understood but early to learn in this setting. Definitely recommend

Helen Mar 2021


I thought the teacher could not have been better creating a delightful environment. I loved learning what I did learn and am looking forward to seeing what I created when it is cured.

Amirthini Mar 2021


Very polite and good teacher. Helpful and creative.Enjoyed her class and looking forward for many different classes. Thank you

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Amirthini

Lucy Greenwood Mar 2021


Thank you for a delightful evening workshop. Relaxing, informative and fun.
A friendly and very knowledgeable teacher.
Super well organised and everything prepared in advance perfectly.
Loved it
I look forward to seeing how my masterpiece turns out.
THANK YOU SO MUCH

Edward Truong Mar 2021


I loved the experience Yoko was very great, patient and explained the steps very well! Thank you

Deborah Rosenberg Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a really great class. Yoko is a warm, clear and encouraging teacher! I loved it!

Bobby Digital Mar 2021


Yoko was absolutely wonderful! Very knowledgable and very patient with us. She was really clear in her instructions and very generous with her expertise. We havent stopped raving about our kintsugi class. Would totally recommend this to anyone intetested in the class.

Joanna Casorzo Mar 2021


Great, interesting, informative and fabulously creative course, Yoko was a lovely teacher and guiding me step by step with lots of historical background.

Annie Hu Feb 2021


Yoko was a fantastic teacher and we all thoroughly enjoyed her Kintsugi mending workshop. Yoko was very patient and walked us through each step of the Kintsugi process and provided interesting historical facts about the art. All materials were very high quality and Yoko was incredibly thoughtful to provide all necessary materials including gloves and masks. We were also very satisfied with the option to have the workshop at our own venue of choice. Thank you so much Yoko for an amazing experience and we are very excited to see our final product!

Devon Silver Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was the most wonderful experience. Yoko was a lovely teacher and made it a relaxing and enjoyable time.
The products we used were great and ended up with a lovely plate at the end.

Carly Nicolaides Feb 2021


I absolutely loved this class. It’s a beautiful art and a lovely mindful process as you go through each stage of the repair. Not difficult to do either Yoku was a great teacher. I’ll be happy next time I break a good plate :)

Pottery class review by Carly Nicolaides

Samantha Evans Feb 2021


This was such an enjoyable class and a novel way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Yoko was very knowledgeable and patient in her instruction. She remained so attentive to us in all 3hrs of the class! We would definitely recommend this class for anyone wanting to explore Kintsugi (and happy to listen to some live music playing in another studio at the same time - 2 for 1:D)

Pottery class review by Samantha Evans - Sydney

Anita Doilibi Feb 2021


Such a fun and interesting class. Yoko passes on her knowledge and skill and I can see how it can become addictive.

Alison Lindsay Feb 2021


We had such a great time with Yoko learning about traditional kintsugi while also doing our own art kintsugi with materials we could find at Bunnings. I bought it as a birthday present for my fiancé and he loved it. The plate we repaired was really beautiful, so I can't wait to see what the end product looks like in a few days. I'm strangely excited for the next time we break a plate, so that we can use our new skills to create something beautiful.

Art Kintsugi Workshop review by Alison Lindsay - Sydney

Sandra Loo Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great and informative lesson with Yoko, who was so patient with my husband and me! She took the time to answer a lot of our questions, and shared much about the history of Kintsugi. The package arrived well in time and contained ample supplies, neatly packed (with a teabag and a candy too!) - we hope to put the new skills learnt to use again soon! It would be great to be able to visit her workshop in Sydney one day. Thank you, Yoko! Highly recommended :)

Pottery class review by Sandra Loo

Amanda Lin Feb 2021


Had a wonderful time doing kintsugi with two friends for a small bachelorette event. Yoko was very accommodating with the time and was very peaceful to learn from. We now have little treasures to remember the day from.

Lisa Hilton Feb 2021


Absolutely loved the teacher and the space. 100% recommend. Beautiful art too. Thanks so much

Nadia McLeod Feb 2021


Yoko was a fantastic, engaging teacher! The kintsugi class was fun, and the method was very thorough. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

Christine Carey Feb 2021


This was a wonderful way to spend a few quiet hours, learning a new skill and creating something beautiful along the way. Yoko is delightful. Her approach was light-hearted, she clearly explained every step, gave us plenty of time, and checked our work as we completed each process. She provided some very interesting background about the Japanese origins and value of Kintsugi which added to the whole experience. The supplied materials were high-quality and plentiful enough to repair several more pieces. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to spoil themselves or others. I can’t think of even the tiniest negative to report.

Kaye Morehen Feb 2021


We had such a lovely time with Yoko! Kintsugi is a beautiful art and she gives a great introduction. She has a wonderful design aesthetic and is so easy to talk to and learn from. Highly recommend her classes!

Ariane Ventura Feb 2021


Thank you so much Yoko for teaching me the art of Kintsugi, not just the method but also the philosophy and history behind it. I enjoyed the lesson immensely and am thankful for the time and care you put into each lesson and in kintsugi art kit.

Vicki Taiwo-Beckett Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyed my class today The teacher was great ,very interesting stories, and easy to follow instructions.The box of goodies I received was beautifully backed and thoughtfull.I will recommend this class to other friends thank you

Claire O'Neill Jan 2021


This class was such a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in learning kintsugi. Yoko delivered an online workshop for my family (joined by family in other cities in Australia and overseas), and took us through a step by step workshop where we all left feeling confident that we could continue our practice on our own afterwards. She was a very patient and thoughtful teacher, communicated well and made sure that every participant knew what we were doing and why. Could not recommend more highly!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Claire O'Neill

Larissa Miller Jan 2021


Loved it, great teacher and the remote learning worked well! I gained a lot and really enjoyed it!

Jemma Fittock Jan 2021


Wonderful experience, Yoko was very patient with my amateur skills & identified issues as I progressed, even took me back a step so that it was adhered properly. She was a lovely teacher and the time went very quickly

Pottery class review by Jemma Fittock

Jonea Groot Jan 2021


This was a wonderful experience! Yoko was very kind and informative, and made me feel very comfortable and welcome.
It was great to learn about the art of kintsugi.
The pack provided had enough materials for me to more projects on my own, and Yoko even included green tea for us to share.
Thank you so much for this beautiful class.

Maria Maria Jan 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


My 6 year old daughter and I enjoyed Yoko's class very much. Yoko was very kind, patient and creative! After the class my daughter said "Mummy, I loved the class so much, I had the best time!" Thank you Yoko!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Maria Maria - Sydney

Michiko Friesenegger Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


My 11 year old had fun making the mosaic artwork in this class. I recommend this class for anyone interested in arts and craft who loves to spend a lot of time creating and refining their art. Yoko is friendly, good with kids and the studio is cosy and very easy to get to. My daughter gives this class a 5 star review, because she says, "she is very crafty and likes art".

Mary Shamaly Jan 2021


Wonderful class, great teacher, awesome knowledge to have! Would absolutely recommend and we're already implementing what we learned on a valuable item that was broken!

Pottery class review by Mary Shamaly

Edwina Mead Jan 2021


All the things were provided for a home experience. I think it would have been easier in person but it worked pretty well over zoom. Looking forward to seeing what the final product looks like when the lacquer is dry.

Tara Smith Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Wonderful class, easy to follow, knowledgeable and friendly teacher

Jana Pokorny Jan 2021


Yoko was a wonderful teacher. She was happy for me to bring in my own broken ceramic item, so not only did I learn what goes into the art of Kintsugi, but now have my lovely item restored with new life. It was fascinating to watch Yoko's steady hand as she demonstrated the technique, then fun to put my hand to it. In all it was a lovely experience. The location was easy to get to and parking was on the premises. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested.
Thank you Yoko :)

Alexia Katsoturhis Jan 2021

25 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews


Great class - very patient and informative teacher. Will definitely follow up with more classes with Yoko.

Anke Maclean Jan 2021


Today was amazing. With carefully packed materials and expert instruction from a super lovely conversationalist, I had so much fun. And my little project looks gorgeous AND I have enough materials and confidence to now attempt my own project. This was fabulous. I can't recommend Yoko enough.

Chris Blume Jan 2021


Thankyou Yoko for a wonderful am-fab ideas,tips,materials & conversation-love my creation-Chris

Tim Humphreys Jan 2021


Really enjoyed the class. Practical hands on class with lots of information. Yoko was very patient and helpful and all the equipment needed came in the pack that was provided! Very convenient and lots of fun! Would highly recommend for anyone who has ceramics to repair or looking for a new skill or hobby Thankyou Yoko!

Genevieve Martin Jan 2021


What a wonderful class, Yoko is a fantastic teacher, so clear and detailed in her instructions, which makes it so easy to learn. The class materials arrived in plenty of time and were all packaged beautifully with instructions to explain what each was. I'm really looking forward to dusting off my piece in 5 days and seeing the final product!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Genevieve Martin

Sally Gunawan Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I've always wanted to try kintsugi and Yoko is the perfect teacher to introduce me. She's very knowledgeable, passionate, patient, and all around helpful. Made me fall in love with kintsugi even more. Would recommend!

Cassie Thomson Jan 2021


Yoko is absolutely lovely. She is very knowledgeable, warm and patient. I thoroughly enjoyed her class learning about art kintsugi technique and it's history. The kit that was sent was beautifully presented with everything you would need for the class, including all the tools and more than enough materials to continue working on further projects afterwards. I found the whole practice to be very rewarding and look forward to mending more pieces in future.
Highly recommend!

Emm Kettle Jan 2021


The class was very interesting with history and background of the art being told which was lovely. The techniques were well explained -a really pleasant experience. I certainly recommend this class.

Pottery class review by Emm Kettle

Ulrike Cao Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Yoko is a skilled and knowledgeable teacher. She explained and demonstrated the method and checked my work via the webcam. She also explained the history and old and contemporary materials. The class was well-paced and it was very satisfying to see the work take shape. The kit contained all the tools and materials needed, and sufficient supplies for additional projects. I’m already on to my next piece. It was the first time I have taken part in a hands-on workshop that was virtually delivered and it was really good.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Ulrike Cao

Crystal Ku Jan 2021


Lovely class and lovely teacher. Would definitely do the class again. The time flew by and we're all so pleased with the pieces we created. Exciting to learn a new skill too.

Patrizia Gilardi Dec 2020


Awesome class. Information and instruction was clear and easy to understand. Visually easy to follow as well

Justin Didden Dec 2020


Yoko's personable approach and step-by-step process helped me to create my very own art kintsugi within a few short hours. I'm so inspired to make more -- and I appreciate the fact that I can, as the kit from my class can be used time and again.
Thank you, Yoko, for leading such an enjoyable and mindful session, and for giving me the confidence to do this myself.

Fadhila Prabu Dec 2020


This class was fantastic for our team activity, the materials were high quality and I loved the delight of seeing the gold powder at the end! All aspects were well explained and we were so proud to have learnt a new skill! Thank you so much!

John Moylan Dec 2020


Yoko was very helpful and insightful and made the experience very informative. I now feel empowered to repair what I have broken in my home. Would definitely recommend!

Sarah Franks Dec 2020


Yoko prepared such a great box of what we needed to do the class and gave excellent step-by-step instructions. Such a terrific class - it was fun to do something completely different. Highly recommended.

Emma Walton Dec 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Had great fun and wonderful teacher. This was a very relaxing art form and class.

Jacqui Funnell Dec 2020


Great class. Teacher provided lots of interesting information.
Was a lovely slow pace due to the nature of the process. Materials provided were well wrapped and presented. Can’t wait until the 5 days are up and can wash my project.

Julie Fehlberg Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This was an amazing class, Yoko was very knowledgeable and patient with us. I enjoyed learning the art of Kintsugi. Thank you!

Suzanne Farrell Dec 2020


Yoko was patient, interested and interesting and generous with her knowledge. I had a very memorable morning.