Beginner's Kintsugi at Home

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With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to repair ceramics using Japanese Kintsugi methods at home



2 hours Class size 1 to 5     label $170 - $285 ($170 for 1 Box, $285 for 1 Box for 2 people)

How it works
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We'll send a Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

There is a high possibility that there will be a delay in shipping during Christmas time. Since shipping is from Sydney, please allow 4 weeks for WA and NT residents, 3 weeks for SA VIC QLD, 2 weeks for NSW and ACT, and 10 days for suburbs of Sydney. .. We also accept requests, so please feel free to contact us ! Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Are you looking for unique things to do at home? Or want a new creative hobby that's super relaxing? Why not try out this online Kintsugi class with a craft box delivered to your door!

The Japanese art of Kintsugi, a method that has been used for over 550 years to repair broken ceramics using lacquer with Gold powder.

“Kin” means GOLD
“tsugi” means JOINT TOGETHER

In this workshop, the modern materials are used such like Epoxy glue, so anyone can easily do it !

This beginners Kintsugi class uses an original technique designed by Kintsugi Australia to make it easy for anyone to use the Modern Kintsugi technique, especially for those who live in Australia.

The Zoom workshop includes a Kintsugi kit so once you’ve done this, you will be able to repair your broken items !

If you have many broken items you’d like to repair after completed this class, you can continue your Kintsugi project at home easily. We will also explain you where you can get the materials. You can buy almost all materials in local stores in Australia.

The principle behind Kintsugi is that by embracing your flaws and imperfections, you can create something even stronger and more beautiful.

This meditative and meaningful indoor activity can be practised during this live streaming class from the comfort of your own home.

By the end of the class, you'll have an entirely repaired ceramic and the skills to repair anything else broken in your home!

This workshop is a small setting of up to 5 people. It also can be set up privately from one person. It is recommended for special occasions such as birthdays. If you’d like to make it private, please select a private event option.

Please note:

  • Bookings are required at least 10 days in advance.
  • Please let us know if you have any allergies.
  • We do not recommend this workshop if you’re pregnant due to the use of epoxy glue and putty.
  • If you apply one box for 2 people option, please join from the same place.
  • Plates vary depending on availability.



Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Set of glues 12g x 2
  • Epoxy putty 10g
  • Gold powder substitute 3g
  • Masking tape 1
  • Diamond file 1
  • Toothpicks
  • Cotton swabs
  • Rubber finger gloves
  • Brush 1
  • Cutter 1
  • Broken plate
  • Text
What you'll need
  • A clear workspace
  • An apron
  • Cotton gloves
  • Scissors
  • Old newspaper
  • Hand sanitiser
Your teacher
Kintsugi Australia
Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

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Kintsugi Australia is located in Sydney and the only organisation in Australia completely specialised in kintsugi, offering private and group lessons, repair and kintsugi artistic creations. After completing our course, the students can join the Kintsugi Dojo where they can continue to create their own work of art, and they can improve their technique to become kintsugi masters.

Kintsugi Dojo is available only in Sydney main studio, but online Dojo is starting in February 2021.

Beginner’s, Traditional and Kintsugi accessory courses are held in Melbourne nearly every month and occasionally in Brisbane.

Jun Morooka is a kintsugi master. He is an expert in the Traditional Kintsugi method with natural lacquer (urushi) and gold. He has also developed his own method using modern material, bringing innovation to an ancient technique. He accepts commissions to repair broken pottery and ceramics with kintsugi.

Jun Morooka was born in Tokyo in 1959. He moved to Sydney in 1987 and in 2008 he started to manage a Japanese restaurant called JIPANG. He fell in love with kintsugi after watching a TV documentary. He decided to go back to Japan to train with five kintsugi masters in Kanazawa and Tokyo. In 2018, he established Kintsugi Australia in Sydney.


Jun Morooka teaches Traditional Kintsugi and Modern Kintsugi in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, he exhibited his artwork at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. "Kibou" and "Negai" were displayed in the hospital to show that scars can become beautiful.

In June 2020, "Jikuu" was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize - Open Category. The artwork was selected among over 800 entries and was displayed during an online exhibition (31 July - 30 September 2020).

Jun Morooka has appeared on a number of media outlets, such as ABC News and SBS Australia. An audio interview is available on SBS Japanese Radio and a video interview on SBS Australia Facebook page. He was also featured on ELLE DECOR (Spain).

Jun Morooka was invited to give a kintsugi lesson during the TV Show The Bachelor Australia aired on Channel 10 on the 17th of September 2020.

Jun and Hitomi Morooka were on the TV show The Livingroom on Channel 10 on the 21th of May 2021.

Our Teachers

  • Hitomi is Jun‘s wife. She learned Kintsugi from Jun. She has a Kintsugi Accessory Class. Hitomi is a naturopath and healing expert and has visited many Zen Gardens for research.
  • Kumi learned Kintsugi from Jun. She is familiar with Japanese history and Zen Gardens. Her teaching is very kind.
  • Noriko leaned Kintsugi from Jun. She has many years of experience of working in Travel agency and has a lot of knowledge of Japan and its culture.
  • Masano was born in Kyoto, the home of Zen Garden. She has been familiar with Zen Gardens since childhood.
  • Kimie is the first of Jun’s students. She learned Kintsugi from 2017 in a Jun’s class. Her knowledge and techniques are splendid now. Her Kintsugi is delicate very beautiful.

Verified reviews

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Kylie Stonestreet Nov 2021


This was an excellent class. Kumi is knowledgeable and approachable. We are very happy with the finished project and look forward to doing more in the future

Isabel Oss-Emer Nov 2021


Kumi was a fantastic and kind teacher. What a fun class and an interesting practice to learn. Highly recommend!

Jane Northway Nov 2021


Kumi was an excellent teacher and gave a very good introduction to the art of Kintsugi. Her approach was super friendly and professional. The instructions were very clear, but the putty (‘knead it’) explanation of how it behaves might need a little more clarification - e.g. I found that by putting it into the groove quickly (after kneading and rolling into a thin worm) and then using the blade (rather than the spatula) to force down into the groove, flatten and tidy up the surface at the same time, did actually work quite well. Both Dubravka and I enjoyed the class a lot - Dubravka is very keen to learn more.
Thank you Kumi and the rest of the team very much for a very enjoyable introduction to Kintsugi.
Warm Regards - Jane

Erin Williams Oct 2021


Absolutely fantastic! My teacher was extremely lovely, very knowledgeable and very patient. She explained everything step by step, and shared some beautiful Japanese culture and history. I thoroughly enjoyed my Kintsugi class and highly recommend it!

Madeleine Stevens Oct 2021


Kumi was a wonderful and patient teacher. It's not always easy to teach online, but she is so warm and natural, the time flew by. I knew I would enjoy the process, but it was even better than I had imagined.

I will be joining up for more classes with Kumi.

Thank you, Kumi-san!

Pottery workshop review by Madeleine Stevens

Lorelle Hunt Oct 2021


A most wonderful experience with Kumi to learn the art of Kintsugi and direct from Japan! Perfect for beginners and included history and symbolism of this ancient art. Great value for money, providing enough materials to continue practicing beyond the class. Thank you so very much Kumi, we loved our experience and look forward to exploring Kintsugi more.

Pottery workshop review by Lorelle Hunt

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Kellie Anderson Oct 2021


This class was fantastic! Kumi was so friendly and encouraging and i would love to do further classes

Siu Shiu Oct 2021


Kumi is patient and nice. She explains the technique thoroughly and patiently. She allows ample time for us to complete our piece of work. Enjoyed it very much.

James Goldie Oct 2021


We had a great time in this class! Kumi was a patient and friendly teacher, we ended up with some gorgeous repaired plates, and we're thinking of trying some more kintsugi on our own! I'd happily recommend this class to anyone looking to try something new.

Elvira Nikolaou Oct 2021


Great class So much fun! Easy to follow, looking forward to trying to fix more things on my own The little snacks and tea were so yummy and a lovely surprise!

Beginner's Kintsugi at Home review by Elvira Nikolaou

Georgia Readett Oct 2021


What a fabulous experience! I had such a fun time with my instructor Kumi. She was so helpful and in only two hours I feel like I’ve learnt a craft I can actually repeat by myself. She even suggested making Christmas ornaments which is a great idea thanks again! G

Robyn Harper Oct 2021


I really enjoyed my class with Kumi. She was patient and encouraging, and managed my perfectionist tendencies well. The process was easy to follow and quite fun. I'm going to practice a bit more and then repair my own piece with the leftovers from the kit.

Naimah Ya'ani Oct 2021


Kumi was very thorough and detailed with her instructions! I really enjoyed the session especially with her stories about the history and philosophy of kintsugi

Pottery workshop review by Naimah Ya'ani

Sylvia Campbell-Morton Oct 2021


Muni was such a wonderful, patient and knowledgeable teacher. She guided me through my workshop encouraging me and hiding me with skill and care. I absolutely loved this class. Thanks Kumi and Thankyou Class Bento! SylviaCM

Pottery workshop review by Sylvia Campbell-Morton

Diana Vizard Oct 2021


What a wonderful idea and class. Could not recommend enough. Really relaxed atmosphere, very knowledgeable and just a bunch of fun.

Melissa Cameron Oct 2021


I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop with Kumi and recreated a beautiful piece of art. Plenty of materials supplied to allow me to practice my skills. Thank you so much!

Pottery workshop review by Melissa Cameron Sydney

Wendy Donovan Oct 2021



Kumi was an absolutely delightful and expert tutor.
She was very patient and I am very happy with my result.
The Japanese tea and nibbles were a welcome a surprise.
Thankyou for a fascinating experience.
Wendy Donovan

Pottery workshop review by Wendy Donovan

Kerrie Grace Sep 2021


I enjoyed my class with Kumi. She explained everything very well, and even on zoom, she could get a close look at my work and make comments. I ended up with a beautiful piece, and I am thrilled with the result.

Karen Lake Sep 2021


Fantastic course, great teacher, Kumi was very patient. Will do another soon. Instructions were very in-depth

Beginner's Kintsugi at Home review by Karen Lake

Marika McLachlan Sep 2021


This was a magnificent class. The teacher was superb. It was so highly skilfully conducted. Very clear and precise in her manner, Delight fun lady, i have not enjoyed myself for a longtime Thank you Kumi
Lotts of Love Marika Mclachlan

Laura Edwards Sep 2021


We had such a great time doing Kintsugi with Kumi. She was a fantastic teacher and lots of fun. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to try something new.

Julia Patterson Sep 2021


So much fun. Relaxing. Would certainty do this class again fixing our flaws with gold :)

Dorothea Haeusler Sep 2021


Lovely teacher, instructions well presented, interesting and enjoyable class. Highly recommend this class Thank you

Brianna Dolling Sep 2021


Great teacher, learnt a fun new skill- would recommend Beginners Kintsugi at Home, especially during lockdown!

Beginner's Kintsugi at Home review by Brianna Dolling

Luke Thorp Sep 2021


Kumi was a fantastic teacher for Angela and myself. Hitomi’s communication through the pandemic and multiple lockdowns which meant multiple postponements was also first class and very much appreciated. Well worth the wait and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Thankyou very much
Angela and Luke

Melanie Douglas Sep 2021


This was a fantastic experience - learnt a lot about Kintsugi with a teacher that was professional, friendly, and clearly had a lot of expertise.

Pottery workshop review by Melanie Douglas

Libby Gill Sep 2021


Thank you Kumi, we had such a lovely afternoon learning this technique with you ! Cheers

Vida L Sep 2021


It’s been great from the booking to the actual class experience. Very well done.

Beginner's Kintsugi at Home review by Vida L

Angie Gall Sep 2021


Kumi San was great. We had a fantastic time learning all about kintsugi. Arigatou gozaimashita, tanoshikatta desu

Ric Radulovich Sep 2021


I was very excited when I joined the class,to find out it was a 1 on 1 class
Kumi is a Great Teacher
Everything flowed beautifully
Highly Recommended
Can’t wait to do an advanced class
Ric

Pottery workshop review by Ric Radulovich

Gemma Lewis Sep 2021


Thank you so much. We all thoroughly enjoyed the class. You were very kind and patient and warm. It was a very unique and relaxing experience. It’s a beautiful craft to learn. Very well organised and executed with the package arriving quickly and well in advance. We had great fun for a small team event.

Pottery workshop review by Gemma Lewis

Cecile Cacho Sep 2021


Super enjoyed my class Kumi-san was very patient and encouraged me throughout the class.
Highly recommend it!
Thank you

Beverley Forner Sep 2021


Kumi was charming and helpful and the pacing of the session was perfect. We enjoyed it very much. Thank you.

Diana Deane Aug 2021


It was brilliant. I was a bit nervous about doing it online, but it was fantastic. I was so happy with Kumi-sensei, she was so friendly, welcoming and experienced. We chatted like friends while I was working on my plate. I didn't feel rushed at all, and had time to do it to the best of my ability. Thank you Kumi-sensei I am COMPLETELY delighted with my plate. It is SO much prettier for the repair. I'm chuffed <3

Beginner's Kintsugi at Home review by Diana Deane Sydney

Zeta Ahpene Aug 2021


Its certainly a new way of engagement for online learning. We received the class items well ahead of time and there was plenty of clear communication throughout. We enjoyed the class but it will never beat the hands on, face to face learning for this particular art form/skill I think. Thank you to Kumi who was an extremely patient teacher, it was obvious she knew her craft. Thank you to the ClassBento team for making this a lovely experience.

Pottery workshop review by Zeta Ahpene Sydney

Jillian Adams Aug 2021


I loved this Class. Kumi was fabulous and the kit had everything needed and a kit Kat!
I need never fear breaking another piece of China again as I now have the tools and knowledge to do a great repair.

Beginner's Kintsugi at Home review by Jillian Adams Sydney

Kim Boydle Aug 2021


Kumi was very patient and made the time both informative, and friendly. I really enjoyed meeting Kumi via Zoom and learning this technique.

Beginner's Kintsugi at Home review by Kim Boydle

Anne Jin Aug 2021


Kumi was an amazing teacher who calmly and patiently guided me through the process. I really enjoyed learning a new craft skill and also about the philosophy behind kintsugi. The class also doubled as a mindfulness session so I'd really recommend it to anyone who's looking for a relaxing but fun time!

Barbara Meintjes Jul 2021


My beginner's class with Kumi this afternoon was absolutely delightful
she was so calm and patient and I ended up with a delightful little plate which I will be proud to show off
thank you so much Kumi for a wonderful experience
Barbara

William Wu Jul 2021


Kumi was very friendly and a great teacher. She was patient throughout the whole class, and had many opportunities to learn the history of Kintsugi. It was a pleasure meeting and learning from Kumi. ありがとうございます !

Tam Mai Jul 2021


We had a really great time learning with Kumi! She was super friendly and patient with us, even though we were a bit slow. We're also really happy with the final product!

Naomi Pasilow Jun 2021


Kumi-san was very good with explaining what was happening and how to do things step by step during the class. I enjoyed her class and talking with her very much.

Priya Naidu May 2021


She was patient and fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop with her. The end product of the workshop was also such a sight for sore eyes. Absolutely stunning.

Vicky-Rae Renier-Clark May 2021


Kumi was a wonderfully patient teacher. I really enjoyed our time together and I learnt a new skill.

Susheela Millburn May 2021


Kumi is delightful! I really enjoyed speaking with her about all sorts of things. She is a very patient and encouraging teacher. Thank you very much indeed.

Grace Kraus Apr 2021


What a fun way to spend an afternoon! Not only was it satisfying to learn a new skill and create something beautiful but chatting with Kumi was like hanging out with an old friend. Loved every second of this workshop.

Erika Syrjanen Apr 2021


Thankyou
I so enjoyed my one on one class at home. My tutor was a really lovely woman and this was a beautiful experience all round. Can’t wait to repair a special piece I broke now.

Nicola McCaskill Mar 2021


This class was a little challenging, but a lot of fun! Kumi did a great job of explaining the steps and was able to show things clearly on her camera. I'm really happy with how my plate turned out. Thank you Kumi!

Pottery workshop review by Nicola McCaskill

Kelly Finnegan Mar 2021


Absolutely awesome class and Kumi is a great teacher. It wasn’t as hard as I had imagined. I’m very happy with my plate

Shelley Feb 2021


What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Kumi was lovely and made it really enjoyable! Plus a great piece to keep at home!

Pottery workshop review by Shelley  Sydney

Lisa Chaffey Feb 2021


Kumi was patient and knowledgeable, and she was a joy to have as a teacher

Pottery workshop review by Lisa Chaffey
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