Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop

2 hours 1 to 6 label $120

You will learn about the wonderful art of Kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer with gold, platinum or silver, which dates back to 15th century Japan. The philosophy of Kintsugi is that an object is sometimes broken. However, this is part of its life, and rather than throw it away it can be repaired and the cracks remain to show its history.

This is a beautiful art to learn while also helping with sustainability as you are not throwing things away!

In this beginners class you will learn some of the basic techniques of Kintsugi, similar to those used throughout its 500 year history. In this class modern materials are used so it can be learnt by anyone with ease.

You will be able to take home your repaired creation which will be very similar to the Kintsugi piece using the traditional technique.

After completing the beginner's course, you will be able to learn traditional kintsugi. Traditional kintsugi courses range from basic to advanced courses.
Classes start at 10:30 13:30 18:00 every day except weekends.

What you'll get

1,Much knowledge of the Kintsugi
2,A beautiful Repaired Kintsugi plate
4,A Small easel to display the Kintsugi plate
5,Substitute gold Powder
6,You can step up Traditional kintsugi basic course.

What to bring

We will prepare a broken plate. You do not have to bring anything.

Suitable for

This class is ideal for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, special occasion, birthday, baby shower, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Kintsugi Australia Studio - Suite 402, 235 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW

Your teacher
Jun Morooka
Jun Morooka

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

4.9 (13)

Jun moved from Tokyo, Japan to Sydney, Australia in the mid 80', but it was much later until he fell in love with the art of Kinstugi in the mid 2010's where he returned to Japan to pursue more knowledge in the art of Kinstugi.

Since 2015 he has learnt the art from five different masters of the art in Japan. He has now come back to Sydney Australia to teach everyone of all ages wishing to learn and develop their skills in Kinstugi.

He founded Kintsugi Australia in 2018 to spread the knowledge and beauty of kintsugi to Aussies and the world.

Jun is a lecturer at the Sydney Community College Kintsugi class.

Jun was featured on ABC NEWS
Kintsugi teaches that broken is still beautiful — and it can transform how we see ourselves


Our Teachers

She is Jun ‘s wife.she learned Kintsugi from Jun.
She has a Kintsugi Accessory Class .

She is the first Jun’s student.
She learned Kintsugi from 2017 in a Jun’s class. Her knowledge and technique are splendid now. Her Kintsugi is delicate very beautifully. The teaching is popular with students.

The careers of the ceramic art are more than ten years.
She learned Kintsugi from Jun.
Her teaching is very kind.


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Verified reviews

• Jul 2019

Absolutely wonderful. Jun was so caring and explained everything clearly. All was well prepared to maximise time and his notes are really clear. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon
Thank you!

• Jul 2019

Jun is an excellent teacher. We had lots of fun! Highly recommended this course! fun!

• Jul 2019

This personlised workshop was excellent. Jun provided clear instruction and everything needed to create my first kintsugi. Highly recommended.

• Jul 2019

Bought this course as a gift and the recipient loved the experience... she said it was very interesting and relaxing

• Jun 2019

Great workshop, we learnt about both the practical and the philosophical parts of Kintsugi. Jun was a fantastic teacher!

• Jun 2019

Jun was a fantastic teacher and lovely leader for our small class. Class sizes are small, so you get personalised attention. The workshop was lovely and the little break for tea and snacks was unexpected and nice to sit back while things dried. Very relaxing and informational. I think I'll go back for the traditional class next!

Pottery workshop review by Kristin Sutter Sydney

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• Jun 2019

Great class! The teacher is so friendly and well organized. Perfect little touches to make me feel like I was the only student. Thanks heaps!

• Jun 2019

Learning modern kintsugi from Jun was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It is a hands on experience and I am excited to apply the skills learnt at home.

Pottery workshop review by Joanna Yu

• May 2019

Fabulous workshop! One-on-one attention, came away with a beautiful plate and some supplies for future work. Definitely recommend!

Pottery workshop review by Diane Sargeant

• May 2019

I loved my Kintsugi workshop with Jun today. It was a nice introduction to the history of Kintsugi as well repairing a broken piece of pottery. Jun also runs a three day course which I hope to attend. It’s very relaxing and Jun is a lovely teacher. I would highly recommend

Pottery workshop review by Melinda Lamond

• Apr 2019

Wonderful class. Jun was a fabulous teacher and we thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Came away with a lovely memento of our class.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jenny Braham

• Apr 2019

An enjoyable and fantastic experience! I would definitely recommend this to all my friends. Jun (the teacher) is very kind and friendly, leading you through the history, philosophy of Kintsugi with detailed and patient instructions for your hand-on experience. After 2 hours of workshop with chatting and laughing, you will have your own beautiful Kintsugi ceramics, a piece of art that you can display or use. And after the beginner workshop, now I feel like I can repair my family and my friends’ broken ceramics. I certainly enjoyed the entire experience, including the lovely tea break and Japanese cookies!

Pottery workshop review by David Wan
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