Art Kintsugi Workshop

Learn the mindful Japanese art of Kintsugi- golden ceramic joinery

4 hours Class size 1 to 3 (public classes), 1 to 4

label $135 - $160 (or 4 payments of $33.75 - $40 Afterpay)
($160 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $135 for 2+ guests)

This is a small group (from one person to max 10) workshop to learn the fundamental of Art Kintsugi method, in a creative Inner West art studio, in a private Potts Point studio or your appointed location in Sydney.

If you would like to book this class as gift and not ready to pick a workshop day, we can leave the date open (TBC) and discusss later.

Kintsugi - the golden ceramic joinery workshop is tailored to appreciate the ancient Japanese art and craft and create your own Kintsugi art in a relaxed private art studio or comfort of your own place.

In this 4 hours, step by step hands-on workshop, you will learn the Art Kintsugi method, following the principle of ancient Kintsugi but utilising more accessible alternative materials which enable us to complete the process within the class.
Please note that we will be using alternative materials such as resin and gold metal powder (not 24k gold)

The process includes the repair of damaged pieces (broken, cracked, missing fragments), preparation of the surface, and then a decorative finish with Japanese lacquer and gold metal powder.

At the end of the relaxing class, you will take home a Kintsugi art piece you create.

Location options:

  • Potts Point private studio
  • Your choice of location (travel fee may apply)

Please note:
  • Tailored private workshops of one to 10 people are available on request. Please get in contact with us.
  • This workshop is not suitable for pregnant person.
  • Attendees must be over 18 years old.
  • Workshop is approximately 4 hours.
  • COVID19 rule: please kindly be advised that we will keep us safe and clean, and appreciate guests to be vaccinated and follow the safety rules.

What is Kintsugi?
Kintsugi is the century-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with Japanese lacquer (Urushi) dusted with powdered gold giving a new life to when otherwise items would be thrown away. In recent years this craftsmanship has been regarded as an important traditional art to influence on Modern art around the world.

Kintsugi express Wabi-Sabi philosophy, an embracing of imperfection, whilst appreciating artefact’s history and personal memories. Instead of disguising the damages and bringing them to the original state, Kintsugi emphasises the defects with gold, symbolises life.

Save $50 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners. Suitable for anyone over 18 years old. Not recommended if you are pregnant (due to resin glue).
What you'll get
  • All materials will be provided (we will prepare a ceramic item for you to repair).
  • A completed Kintsugi artwork.
What to bring
  • Please wear something comfortable that can get dusty.
  • Glasses (for details work) if you normally wear them.

Private studio - Potts Point NSW

Your teacher can also travel within 5 kms of Potts Point, to a venue of your choice for a private class

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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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