Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop

Learn the beginner's Kintsugi method in just 2 hours!



2 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $120 (or 4 payments of $30 Afterpay)
Have a NSW Discover voucher? Book with it (redeem in our checkout), before it expires on June 30th.


Learn about the wonderful art of Kintsugi at our beginner workshops in Sydney. Kintsugi is 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 throwing it away it can be repaired and have its cracks remain to show its history and story.

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

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.

In this class, you will learn some of the basic techniques using modern materials such as epoxy glue and putty. We will explain where you can get the materials. You can buy almost all materials in local stores in Australia. So once you have completed this class, you will be able to repair your own objects at home.

Please note:

  • If a private class is larger than seven people, it will be spread across two or three rooms.
  • 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.
  • This Beginner’s Kintsugi workshop can also be taken in a private setting from 2 people. Please feel free to contact us.
  • Plates vary depending on availability.



Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners
 
What you'll get
  • A beautiful repaired Kintsugi plate
  • Textbook
  • Lots of knowledge about Kintsugi!
  • Tea time
What to bring
We prepare all materials and a broken plate. You do not have to bring anything.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


Kintsugi Australia is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

We provide washed and tumble dried cotton gloves, disposable gloves for each students. There is a protective screen between instructor and students. We use sanitiser to clean tables, chairs and door knobs. All materials are cleaned with alcohol before the each classes. The sanitisers are also available for each students.
Location

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

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 2022.

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.

Jun Morooka were on the TV Show The Sydney Weekender aired on Channel 7 on the 18th of July 2021.


Kintsugi Australia Team

  • Jun (Traditional Kintsugi Course, Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Hitomi (Beginner's Kintsugi and Kintsugi Accessory workshop)
  • Kumi (Zoon online Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Noriko (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Ai (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Miyoko (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)

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Karen Thompson Jun 2022


The teacher Noriko was lovely, she had great knowledge of Kintsuki and lots of interesting facts about Japan. Her instructions were easy to follow and the end result was beautiful. I went with a group of friends and all of us would recommend the course. It was value for money and a really enjoyable experience.

Anna Behnke Jun 2022


This is a beautiful class for all to enjoy. Our teacher, Noriko, was very knowledgeable and guided the class at a good pace. The class was very well organised and the tools were good quality, making the workshop easy and fun.

Emma Jenkins Jun 2022


Such a great experience and the teacher was amazing. Really enjoyed learning about the history as well.

Albert Kang Jun 2022


We had a wonderful experience, and learnt so much about Kintsugi and Japanese culture! Thank you Noriko-sensei!

Alexander Kurukulasuriya Jun 2022


Our sensei excellent and gave us a great overview of Kintsugi and helped us throughout the process.

All materials provided were great and we are using our plates at home, we also bought a Kintsugi kit and have started repairing things!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Alexander Kurukulasuriya

Miroslava Pinto-Valenazuela Jun 2022


Very informative, history and culture.It was very interesting.
Noriko was lovely, her teaching style is accomodating to the student.
Good step by step procedure.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Miroslava Pinto-Valenazuela Sydney

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Reece Cutting Jun 2022


The Kintsugi class was well suited to beginners and was highly engaging, developing skills and knowledge of the art form. Teacher was knowledgeable and approachable.

Rhonda Tang Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Very fun and enjoyable class, Hitomi does a stellar job of sharing her insights and passion for her craft and Japanese culture. She is the perfect host. Thank you from both of us!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Rhonda Tang Sydney

Angie Choi Jun 2022


Amazing instruction by jun-san who was so patient and hospitable. Thank you for a lovely afternoon :)

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Angie Choi

Miriam Kleinig Jun 2022


Great fun talking to Noriko-sensei and learnt so much to apply to my own life.

Jojo Tangihaere Jun 2022


Me and my sister had a awesome time and loved the class. The sensei was lovely and we learnt a lot. Would definitely recommend and would love to do the next class up

Cheryl Mason Jun 2022


Such a fun and creative day. Sensei was wonderful, patient and very informative. You not only learn about the history of kntsugi but are given the basic skills in practicing it as well.

I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants a great time.

Miranti Maruto Jun 2022


We had a great time with noriko sensei. well day spent in Sydney for mother and son

Nancy Zhao Jun 2022


--What was the teacher like?
The teacher (Noriko) was super friendly, knowledgeable and kind. She was so calm, and an amazing instructor. The entire time was engaging and we were so grateful for the experience! Nothing but praise for her.

--How was the venue (if applicable)?
Fine! It was just a small studio / room, and suited the purpose.

--If materials were provided, did you like them?
Yes! The teacher went through and explained all of the materials, and made suggestions for where we could also acquire our own.

--Was the experience good value for money?
Yes! We were all successful to mend the plate, and also she gave a small tea and biscuit snack which was very nice.

--OVERALL: It's a great experience for a couple or a small group of friends. Very unique. I highly recommend this teacher.

Rebekah Lim Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Noriko-sensei made sure we all walked away with beautiful plates and the knowledge of kintsugi's history. Really enjoyed the experience and now I know not only the history of kintsugi, but where to buy materials so I can do my own modern kintsugi at home.

The Japanese snacks and tea were also very good. 10/10 would recommend :)

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Rebekah Lim

Celine Gallais Jun 2022


Great Workshop, I highly recommend it. Each steps was well explained and detailed. Very welcoming.

Anita Vallelonga Jun 2022


We had an amazing experience with Jun who educated us while making the Kintsugi. We appreciated his positive reinforcement throughout the class and are very happy with the final perfectly imperfect product. Thanks Jun, Anita & Moe

Laura Walker Jun 2022


Fantastic class with a really kind and patient teacher. Even though we went overtime she never made us feel like we were a bother. Her passion for her craft is infectious and the fact she gave us tea as well was such a lovely touch. Highly recommend! Kintsugi isn't as easy as it looks, I have new respect for the craft!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Laura Walker

Jannine Brookes Jun 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Absolutely loved this workshop! Our teacher was great, not only taking about what to do, but the history of Kintsugi so we have a real understanding of the origins of this craft. Feeling very inspired to apply this to items that are broken from home, friends and family. Would recommend this to anyone interested in repurposing their broken crockery.

Jacob Selby Jun 2022


Really cool class! Love that it included some history too, and I feel confident making some repairs myself now. Thanks!

Beth Pastore Jun 2022


I loved this class! So interesting, a great teacher and a beautiful creation to take home

Aneta Houston Jun 2022


I can not recommend this class enough! I had such a great time, Jun-San is such a patient encouraging teacher. The lesson was informative and enjoyable, if you’re thinking of booking - do it, you will not be disappointed. I’m already making enquires about the more intensive course.

Frances Tancock Jun 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was incredibly friendly & welcoming. I thank her immensely for sharing her knowledge and culture with me. I really enjoyed the workshop, everything was supplied, it was well planned and thought out. I loved the unique & awesome creation I came home with. I highly recommend this class.

Janelle Powter May 2022


My daughter and I really enjoyed the class. The teacher was very friendly, and she instructed us on every step, to ensure the finished product looked great. She was very knowledgeable and gave an interesting history of the art form and Japanese culture. We even got to try some Japanese tea and snacks. It was a lovely afternoon activity.

Stephanie Forsyth May 2022


The Kintsugi class I attended was thoroughly enjoyable, for so many reasons.
Teacher Noriko was excellent and clearly enjoys teaching and in particular passing on her knowledge of the ancient art of Kintsugi. Along with her concise instructions she was very encouraging and she interspersed our class with many fascinating aspects of Japanese culture and history. Time flew past and I was thrilled to come home with my own piece of Kintsugi.
This Kintsugi class was located in the heart of Sydney, the space was excellent and every item needed to finish our piece was provided, and the unexpected bonus of green tea and Japanese biscuits were much enjoyed. I will definitely join another Class Bento lesson.

Pottery workshop review by Stephanie Forsyth

Natalie Duff May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Oh wow such an amazing experience. Sooo much better than we were even expecting. Our teacher Noriko was amazing and so lovely and helpful too, she make our experience even better. I will treasure the memories my plate will bring me forever xx

Pottery workshop review by Natalie Duff Sydney

Jocelyn Tan May 2022


We had an excellent private session with Noriko. She was a fantastic sensei and our group had fun! Highly recommend.

Billy Wong May 2022


Had a great time learning the art of Kintsugi & Japanese culture with Jun! Jun was full of patience, passion and knowledge

Kim Phung May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Had a private class for 4 and really enjoyed it. Sensei was very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. She was also very patient and friendly. Such an entertaining way to learn the history of kintsugi. Highly recommend.

Victoria Lewis May 2022


The class was incredibly fun and informative, and Jun was a delight. I’m looking forward to coming back and trying the accessories or traditional class.

Natasha Rogers May 2022


A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. From start to finish - everything was meticulously prepared, explained and supported. Insight into Japanes history, culture and cuisine was also geneously shared. I was fortunate to be gifted this class and will mostly happily pay it forward.

Kirsten Morgan May 2022


A great way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon. Small group of only 5. High quality materials provided. Sensei Noriko-san was patient and helpful. Thanks for teaching me such a useful skill I will be back for Dojo

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kirsten Morgan Sydney

Jing Wang May 2022


I really enjoyed the 2.5 hour class. Noriko san was patient and knowledgeable, she guided us in all these steps to create a Kintsugi plate. As a total beginner I brought home this special plate. The venue is convenient to get to.
I will go again to start my Hungarian bowl repair project.

Alice Bielawska May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great introduction to Kintsugi. Noriko-San is a very good teacher and lovely person. Thanks!

Youlla Darjani May 2022


Great class learning a very interesting art. Teacher was interesting, informative and very attentive to all. Was a really enjoyable morning that the whole group experienced. Thank you Jun!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Youlla Darjani Sydney

Roxanne McDonald May 2022


Jun was amazing, super great teacher. We had an amazing time in class, really fantastic experience

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Roxanne McDonald Sydney

Jane Wong May 2022


A very meaningful class. Master Jun is very patience, informative and very helpful guiding our group to complete the task. Great experience and highly recommended!

Daniel Goh May 2022


Noriko was an amazing teacher who showed great patience! Her storytelling and craftmanship is very admirable, would recommend this class to everyone!

Kim Prince May 2022


Such a great experience! A great way to spend time with that special person. We had so much fun learning a new activity and our teacher had so much knowledge and heart felt stories. I would highly recommend this activity.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kim Prince

Camelia May 2022


Classbento made it easy to access a range of talented people who have mastered a skill and have a willingness to teach others. The class was so helpful and informative. We learnt a new skill that we will carry with us forever.

Adren Alinejad May 2022


Amazing class, teacher and venue! One of the best experiences! Teacher was very humble and helpful and we learned such a beautiful and sacred craft. Highly recommend it.

Pottery workshop review by Adren Alinejad

Monica Johansson May 2022


The most beautiful experience, the materials were of high quality, Jun the teacher was fun insightful sweet & offered a world of knowledge. He provided a gorgeous afternoon tea. We left feeling like we learnt something of value & with a beautiful piece we made ourselves and a text book with detailed instructions on how to do more at home.

Mitchell Mackenzie May 2022


Very nice teacher. The class was well organised and enjoyable. Great experience overall. Definitely recommended.

Marco May 2022


Teacher was engaging and it was good to be in a small class (4). The steps to complete the project were clear and all materials and tools supplied. A fun and interesting 2 hours spent making something that we could then take home.

Julia Colli May 2022


Fabulous class. Our teacher was great and clearly explained every step and we were thrilled with our finished pieces.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Julia Colli

Tania Sweatman May 2022


An enjoyable introduction to a wonderful art form full of history. Our instructor was great - she allowed us to complete each step but was there to help out when needed. The class moved quickly but there was no feeling of being rushed and I was very happy with the result. Venue is very central and easy to find. Especially enjoyed the break with green tea and green tea Kit Kat!

Pottery workshop review by Tania Sweatman

Adrian Comben May 2022


Jun-san is a fantastic teacher. The beginner course is a great introduction to this fascinating subject.

Pottery workshop review by Adrian Comben

Carlie Chapman May 2022


Fantastic course. So well organised. Wonderful information about the art of Kintsugi. We loved it

Antonia Mijatovic May 2022


Great class! The teacher was very nice and patient, and very knowledgeable about kintsugi. Would definitely recommend

Pauline Wong May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class and great teacher! Would highly recommend! Different skill to learn and would love to do more

Bruce Ho May 2022


The sensei was very knowledgeable and was very helpful on making the class go smoothly. Really loved the interaction and engagement in this class.

Samantha Dunn May 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I've been wanting to learn kintsugi for years, and this class was the perfect intro. My teacher, Noriko-san, was passionate, patient, meticulous in her instruction and very encouraging. The venue was great, all materials were provided (along with tips about where to find my own supplies) and I left full of enthusiasm to continue the practice at home. Thank you, Noriko-san!

Caitlin McCurrie May 2022


What a fantastic class! The sensei was very informative, helpful, and extremely nice. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to do something unique.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Caitlin McCurrie

Felicity Duong Apr 2022


Amazing class Our teacher, Noriko, was very friendly and shared a lot about Japanese culture and the history of Kintsugi. I was very happy with the final Kintsugi product and look forward to using the technique in the future. We were also offered delicious sencha tea and snacks. Highly recommend this class!

Thea Walter Apr 2022


Lovely teacher and well taught. Recommend for anyone who has an interest in Kintsugi. Interesting class that gave a practical introduction and historical background.

Freya Wang Apr 2022


We had a lovely session with the sensei, learnt great techniques to repair broken plate with gold. Our group of 6 people enjoyed the class very much.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Freya Wang

Angela Chang Apr 2022


Me and my girlfriends really enjoyed the Kintsugi workshop. Our teacher Miyoko is very patient and detailed, and explained the philosophy of the fascinating Kintsugi art.
I highly recommend it!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Angela Chang

Annette Loudon Apr 2022


Jun is a great teacher. Everything was provided, the instructions were really clear and easy to follow. It was great to come out of the workshop with finished pieces. We’re so lucky to have such a skilled artist sharing his talent and passion for this beautiful art form,

Ling Caslick Apr 2022


Communication prior to making our booking was replied to quickly and they were very helpful in answering our questions. We had a wonderful time in class. Our teacher was very friendly, helpful and educational. It was great fun doing kintsugi in our private class and we all ended up loving the consultancy pieces we made. Thank you.

Izaak Seeto Apr 2022


Lovely experience where the teacher was very helpful with every step and made sure the class was enjoyable!

Jasmine Wright Apr 2022


Great experience, would recommend to anyone who wants to try out a fun new skill that’s meaningful as well.

Abigail Feliciano Apr 2022


This was a great experience and definitely worth the money. The teacher was very friendly and helpful and we learnt a lot about the background on kitsugi and about Japan in general. Thank you so much!

Adrian Goh Apr 2022


Jun was entertaining, informative and most of all authentic. Loved the experience and so did my girlfriend.

Carolynne White Apr 2022


Jun is a terrific teacher - he is a great storyteller and took us through Kintsugi step-by-step with lots of encouragement along the way. We are so happy with our Kintsugi plate.

Belinda Waite-Pullan Apr 2022


Teacher was great, engaging and very knowledgeable. Class was enjoyable and was easy to follow guidance. Very happy overall, and proud of my little plate

Juliet Wong Apr 2022


This class is amazing. We loved learning about the history of kintsugi.

So much fun! Thank you Jun!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Juliet Wong

Veronica Seedhouse Apr 2022


Great teacher, fabulous fun, good crafty experience. Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

Fiona Caheny Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Such a fantastic workshop. Our teacher was fabulous. I really enjoyed learning something new and have a beautiful plate to admire. I highly recommend this workshop.

Pottery workshop review by Fiona Caheny

Peter Lucas Apr 2022


The teacher was very helpful and encouraging. She explained each step clearly and we had a lot of fun! Thank you!

Michael Boyadjian Apr 2022


Loved this class! All materials provided, moves at a steady pace, and teacher is super insightful and helpful. Highly recommend!

Robyn Raines Apr 2022


Everything about this class was enjoyable! The teacher was fabulous as she was so knowledgeable and so helpful with each step. We had everything we needed and were quite proud of our plates at the end. We will be back to try more classes! Thank you!

Jacqui Yard Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Miyoko was very informative and attentive. Each step demonstrated and trouble-shooted . Lovely morning tea provided. I bought a kit to go home with so I can practise my new craft. I look forward to learning the traditional method soon. Highly recommended.

Mason Segaert Apr 2022


Teacher was enthusiastic, paid attention to and spent time with each person in the class

Donna Puia Apr 2022


Very nice and patient. She ensured we all enjoyed ourselves and learnt at our pace.

Kathy Joyce Apr 2022


Amazing experience. The teacher was very knowledgeable and provided all instructions and assistance in creating a beautiful piece to take home.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kathy Joyce

Yiwei Li Apr 2022

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Miyoko was very friendly, patient and detailed throughout the process and in the end even somebody with clumsy fingers like me could make something beautiful! Highly recommend this class if you are into Kintsugi or Japanese art/culture.

Joanna Turner Apr 2022


Easy to find, very close to Town Hall station. The room is lovely. Myoko was an excellent teacher, and such a lovely person. I enjoyed the class so much and came away with a perfect kintsugi'd plate at the end of it! We also enjoyed Japanese tea and treats which was a lovely touch. Such an enjoyable time, I can't recommend highly enough.

Pottery workshop review by Joanna Turner

Amanda Smith Apr 2022


A wonderful afternoon learning about Kintaugi, as well as wonderful discussions about Japan and Japanese art.

Pottery workshop review by Amanda Smith

Helda Lee Apr 2022


Miyoko was a lovely teacher - she was thorough with her instructions and very patient with us! It was interesting to learn now only how to do kinstugi but also about the history of this art form. I would recommend this class to anyone looking for something new to try :)

Caroline Yam Apr 2022


A really fun and relaxing workshop which everyone enjoyed. Whether you're creative or not it's a great activity to do together.

Astha Ranjan Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great class and wonderful teacher! she explained the history of Kintsugi before we commenced the class and loved her patience with all of us. Each step was clearly explained before we commenced the workshop and also throughout the class.

Kimberley Grace Apr 2022


Miyoko was a wonderful teacher and the class was really informative. I love the Kintsugi technique and philosophy. Will continue to create more Kintsugi pieces.

Pottery workshop review by Kimberley Grace

Marco Valerio Apr 2022


Great introduction to modern kintsugi - the teacher was very supportive and kind, and provided clear step by step explanations. I really enjoyed the course!

Catherine Sakhrani Mar 2022


The teacher was really kind , patient , and smily . She was a good guide , and really helps us to accomplished the work. The choice of the plate was perfect , and all the material was provided . We spent a wonderful afternoon and the result is perfect

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Catherine Sakhrani Sydney

Karen Heeney Mar 2022


What a great experience- we booked Kintsugi on a whim and it was amazing. Would highly recommend it for a group of friends.

Carmila Chand Mar 2022


Miyoko is a wonderful teacher who guided us through the art of Kintsugi and was very attentive through each step. It was a therapeutic and insightful experience and I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn something new in a creative, supportive and educational space.

Thy Ha Mar 2022


Thank you for the best and humbling experience. My teacher was ever so patient and gentle. I found the 2.5 hour workshop highly enjoyable and therapeutic. Thank you for reminding me that there is beauty when we work on the broken pieces. I highly highly recommend this amazing workshop, perfect for beginners.

All tools and materials are provided, you only need to come to the workshop. The teacher guides you step by step and she is extremely gentle and patient. I loved my entire experience.

Arigatou Gozimasu teacher

Pottery workshop review by Thy Ha

Rhonda Mar 2022


Really enjoyed the relaxed teaching style and hands on experience. Both teachers were great! Thank you !

Cindy Nguyen Mar 2022


Jun was able to capture our attention from the beginning of the class he was professional and friendly at the same time. He gave us amazing personal stories and a history lesson while everything was hands on. He gave practical tips and gave us so much praise and gently guided us throughout the class. It definitely felt like time had passed quickly. He definitely made my partners birthday one to remember.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Cindy Nguyen

Charli Mar 2022


The teacher was lovely and educated us on the history of kintsugi. She was very helpful throughout the whole class. We got some snacks and tea during the break. A great and very educational experience

Daniel Ling Mar 2022


Teacher was the best part of the experience. Very lovely and knowledgeable. Felt very authentic.

Bebe Bragg Mar 2022


The class was bought for my birthday. It was great! The teacher was lovely and I learnt a lot about Japan. It was all wonderfully organised. I would definitely recommend the class and I love my plate!

Pottery workshop review by Bebe Bragg

Bradley Leedham Mar 2022


The class was super! The small size meant we could really engage with the teacher and the class itself was well constructed. Would recommend.

Myane Dimasangal Mar 2022


Had so much fun, it was really good to learn about the history as well as the process of kintsugi and how it is connected in Japanese art. Loved the little breaks and music in between. Definitely recommend!

Gwynivere Kot Mar 2022


I had a great time during the class, I was the only person present - but I enjoyed that thoroughly as it felt like a more informative and less distracting experience. I loved learning about the history of kintsugi while making the m odernised version of it, as it felt very 'whole'! The room was perfect for focusing and relaxing, as there was no sound interference despite being in the middle of the city.

It would be nice to do bowls too - but I understand now that it would take too long!

Thank you, especially for the tape and book I was given afterwards. I hope to see you guys again! じゃね

Rowena Hong Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Had an enjoyable evening learning about kintsugi. Jun san was a friendly, knowledgeable and very patient teacher. We felt like we were in Japan again. Prompt communication regarding my booking, easy to find location, all materials provided. Highly recommended.

Pottery workshop review by Rowena Hong

Terence Janssen Mar 2022


I really enjoyed the workshop, the sprinkling of culture and history. The other participants were great too :)

Meredith Cooper Mar 2022


Class was so informative on Japanese culture and how kintsugi came to be! I felt the meaning behind Kitisugi was so beautiful and inspiring thank you So much for a lovely relaxing Afternoon

Pottery workshop review by Meredith Cooper Sydney

Craig Butcher Mar 2022


We were looking for something cultural to do on a wet Sunday afternoon and this was just a wonderful experience. Very tactile and aesthetically satisfying with a friendly and interesting teacher that provided us with much background on this ancient Japanese art. The pieces that we took away with us are beautiful.

Kazuki Komatsu Mar 2022


I had so much fun and the sensei was a great instructor and was very personable and professional. Great for learning a bit about Japanese history and culture and the end result was so beautiful I almost feel excited for when my nice ceramics break just so I can mend it.

Jeanelle Harvey Mar 2022


The teacher was very professional and helpful. Everything went to plan and I was able to take away a piece that I'm happy with and it was a meaningful exercise.

Pottery workshop review by Jeanelle Harvey Sydney

Dianne Hasler Mar 2022


Our instructor was very friendly and helpful. Full of interesting stories of the history and culture of Kintsugi.
Love the concept of honouring the scars of damage and making something beautiful out of pain- but not hiding it away! The teaching of the skill was clear and encouraging and the end product

Pottery workshop review by Dianne Hasler Sydney

Victoria Piedade Mar 2022


This is such a fun class. The teacher is really lovely, engaging and skilled. It's a really relaxing and fun way to spend a couple of hours and it's cool to now know how to do the basics. Def recommend.

Pottery workshop review by Victoria Piedade

Amy Nguyen Mar 2022


I fully enjoyed the experience
Would be nice to have more time with the practical

Jason Yosar Mar 2022


Hitomi was lovely! We really enjoyed this class and would highly recommend it. Great job.

Leigh Herms Mar 2022


We had such a wonderful morning with Hitomi-san learning Kintsugi, the class was easy to follow and a very happy environment to be in. The finished result was just beautiful.

Chelsea Mar 2022


This class was brilliantly run. Everything from how the supplies were laid out to the timing of the course has clearly been perfected. Our instructor, Noriko, was both talented and charming and provided lots of great information about Japan and the history of Kintsugi when we had to give our projects a moment to dry between steps. I loved the piece I created during class and have been inspired to get supplies of my own and do more.

Nikita Dhulekar Mar 2022


The teacher was amazing. The quality of materials was faboulous. Overall, I like the way the workshop was structured. I wish the venue was bigger/airy.

Arthur Alvarez Mar 2022


Norinko our teacher was fantastic and a true expert on her craft. Effective and fun teaching method.
Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Annabelle Fulmer Mar 2022


I loved our Kintsugi class! The teacher was amazing and very helpful. She was very knowledgeable and I learnt a lot from her.

Muhammad Anggara Mar 2022


Noriko san was a really great teacher, she is very passionate, kind and respectful. In 2 hours, we learned about the brief history and the basic technique of Kintsugi. It was very engaging and time went by really fast. We are so happy to be able to take this class, definitely a very valuable experience!

Pottery workshop review by Muhammad Anggara

Amanda Hickie Mar 2022


Hitomi is an excellent teacher. Very generous with her knowledge. I came away eager to practice the skills I used and move on to the longer, traditional course!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Amanda Hickie

Michelle Li Mar 2022


We had an amazing time learning how to do Kintsugi with Jun today.
He is very experienced and passionate about the art. We really enjoyed learning about the philosophy of Kintsugi and the beautiful meaning behind it.
He was also very lovely to talk to. We have so many places we want to visit in Japan now!
We really love our new plates and would highly recommend the class to anyone interested!

Melissa Timms Feb 2022


Really lovely teacher, expalined things well. Was so much fun. Recommend for any craft lover to try.

Jordan Jong Feb 2022


Had a great time with our teacher Hitomi for the Kinsuigi workshop. She was thorough and very helpful every step of the way. The class was well resourced and we would definitely go again!

Robyn Ramsay Feb 2022


The teacher was very friendly, well organised and clear in her instructions. She also gave us interesting historical information about how and why the kintsugi technique developed in Japan

Sophie Cox Feb 2022


The class was excellent. I loved the process of creating our kintsugi masterpieces and the pace and structure was perfect. The best workshop I have done. Beautiful teaching from Miyoko, she explained everything perfectly and ran the course really well. Thank you for a fantastic Saturday afternoon.

Mittu Gopalan Feb 2022


ms Noviko SAN was amazing. So enjoyed this class as she explained it all so well and took me through this journey. She was most patient and kind and made the lesson so memorable - thank you kindly

Brandon Huynh Feb 2022


Miyoko was friendly, informative, and patient. Intimate 5 person class. Green tea, kit kat, and snacks provided. Beautiful product to take home.

Stacey McFarlane Feb 2022


Our teacher Miyoko was very knowledgeable and patient. Thoroughly enjoyed the class and amazed at the result. Materials supplied were all we needed. Thank you for a very pleasant and creative experience. Stacey and Melinda

Bexy McFly Feb 2022


Jun San is an amazing teacher! He was so knowledgeable and helpful, incredibly friendly and kind.
I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone wanting to step out of their busy life and step into a Japanese hideaway, doing something mindful and meaningful. 10/10 would do this a million times more!

Carina Fraser Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My daughter and I so enjoyed the class.
Jun is a passionate teacher that brings the philosophy of Kintsugi to life.

Vincent Adiwongso Feb 2022


Jun sensei was very funny and kind. Very helpful and was given a background towards the history of the artwork. Was very engaging and had alot of fun.

Claudia Howlett Feb 2022


Noriko was an excellent teacher! We really enjoyed our class. Really insightful knowledge on the history of the art form.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Claudia Howlett

Akeef Mamoon Feb 2022


The class was allot of fun and Hitomi-san was a great and patient teacher.

Catherine Ku Feb 2022


Our teacher was very welcoming and helpful. We also learnt about the history behind kintsugi which was very interesting!

Sebastian Salcedo Feb 2022


It was fun, we learned a lot and the final product was amazing.
And you learn the basics to try at home.

Tzi Ma Feb 2022


Great and fun experience. Process was led and explained very well by the teacher, and it was great to learn all about the history surrounding it. Highly recommend

Pottery workshop review by Tzi Ma

Hilda Janisch Feb 2022


After breaking a teapot lid I decided it was time to attempt the beginner Kintsugi class. Teacher Miyoko was patient, explained each step clearly and was extremely helpful. All materials were provided and useful information as where they can be purchased. Classes are kept small to ensure everyone's safety during these challenging times. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and look forward to repairing my teapot lid.

Yuli Candiago Feb 2022


I absolutely love the beginner kintsugi's workshop. Hitomi san was very professional, passionate and knowledgeable in the art of kintsugi. There were three of us doing this beginner's workshop and we got our own separate room to ensure safety. The room and tools were so neatly set up, and for this workshop, we were fixing a broken plate. The two hours just flew by as I was so immersed in the experience. Even as a total beginner, i was so proud of how my kintsugi plate turned out. This workshop is not only about the outcome of fixing broken thing, but i find the process so meaningful. I would highly recommend this!

Karen Mutch Feb 2022


Jun-san was an excellent teacher and the whole lesson was really enjoyable and lot's of interesting stories about Japan.

Jarrett Smith Feb 2022


Wonderful time, very peaceful. Jun san is a great teacher. Very beautiful people. I will definitely be back.

Stephanie Borg Feb 2022


The class was amazing, lain (the teacher) took us through every step in detail, when through the history of the Japanese culture. We had everything we needed, from the smashed plates to the glue. Such a great class

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Stephanie Borg

Marissa Pang Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I had the privilege of attending the Kintsugi art workshop with Jun and thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved learning not only the art itself, but the philosophy and how it became a part of Japanese history/culture. He is so patient and friendly (even if I had never done anything like it before) and you can see how his passion for Kintsugi comes through in his teaching.

I highly recommend this for anyone wanting to try something unique, yet beautiful and love that I just showed up and everything was provided (even some Japanese snacks for morning tea - was a nice touch!)

Thank you Jun and I look forward to trying your next course.

Pottery workshop review by Marissa Pang

Val Attard Feb 2022


A great way to spend a morning. Jun is a skilled craftsman and is enthusiastic at sharing his knowledge of kintsugi. A hands-on class with everything provided and we came away with a beautifully finished plate. Jun and his wife are very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this class.

Enrica Tesini Feb 2022


Very interesting. Our Sensei Noriko was very helpful and knowledgeable. I will definitely try this at home!

Gray Roberts Feb 2022


The whole experience was brilliant from booking to the day off.

Our teacher was engaging and took us through the process seamlessly.

Highly recommended

Carmen Iancu Jan 2022


The Kintsugi begginer class was great; informative,the content was well presented,the teacher was knowledgeable,friendly and supportive/and facilitated a brief introduction to Japanese culture through the history of Kintsugi. Awesome learning experience!

David Lee Jan 2022


we had a great time
2 hours past fast
learn a lot
progress at a good pace for everybody
good value and a plate to go home

Lee Bourke Jan 2022


This wonderful course gave an insight to the amazing philosophy of kintsugi. Our teacher was engaging, informative and knowledgeable. I am looking forward to investigating more courses. Thank you.

Chris Makomaksi Jan 2022


Jun was a very polite and knowledgeable teacher. He made the experience slot of fun.

Erika Lew Jan 2022


Great class, great teacher and a lot of fun ! Highly recommend for couples, family time or with friends

Michael Dang Jan 2022


A great experience with Jun as he gives us an informative and intimate class on the history of Kintsugi while leading us step by step on the techniques to mending broken plates. A lovely experience with a great outcome. Highly recommend just for Jun's passion to his craft.

Oisin Maddock Jan 2022


Very interesting & fun class
Great to learn something new
Would definitely recommend to a friend

Rey Perez Jan 2022


Sensei was amazing, very informative and was very patient. Definitely recommend and would go again

Jeffrey Wang Jan 2022


Jun was an absolutely lovely teacher. His class was extremely engaging and educational and I would 100% recommend this experience with partners or friends.

Pottery workshop review by Jeffrey Wang Sydney

Diana Parnell Jan 2022


This was a lovely class that was good for varied ages and can be enjoyed by anyone, even those without the "artistic" gene!
Jun creates a welcoming atmosphere and has a great rapport with the participants.
We feel motivated to keep practising at home and take another class.

Erin Parish Jan 2022


Great class on the introduction to Kintsugi craft. Jun was a very well informed and educational instructor

Michelle Benassi Jan 2022


It was a great class. Jun was a great teacher providing lots of information about the history of Kintsugi and explaining every stage carefully. Would highly recommend the class, I came home with a lovely piece of pottery and shared a cup of Japanese tea with him and his wife:)

Claire Walsh Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Excellent workshop, efficient use of time, great authentic teacher. Definitely worth having a go at this workshop!

San Lok Jan 2022


It is a fun and interactive session with Jun, really enjoy the process and the philosophy behind Kintsugi. Would highly recommend to try it out.

Juliette Seguin-Taste Jan 2022


Jun-san is a great teacher. He explains very well the history of Kintsugi, how it started in Japan during the samurai era, and the philosophy behind it. When it comes to repairing the plate, he makes you feel confident and helps you if needed. Arigato Jun-San!

Pottery workshop review by Juliette Seguin-Taste

Chloe Wu Jan 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Really enjoyed this kintsugi workshop with Jun. Jun was very nice and helpful. Loved the history part and the Japanese teatime ;) Would love to visit again for more kintsugi workshops! Thanks Jun.

Pottery workshop review by Chloe Wu

Kris Clark Jan 2022


Wonderful activity for small group or family (kids 12+yo). Jun is a delightful, skilled teacher. Our session included fascinating historical intro, excellent demonstration and instruction, lots of encouragement, and no mistakes! - just learning to appreciate the unique beauty of each piece. No need to bring anything, and a lovely cup of green tea and a Japanese snack were included. And we each brought home our own unique pieces of functional and beautiful ceramic art! Do try for yourself.

Pottery workshop review by Kris Clark

Sandy Yuen Jan 2022


Jun San is a very nice and patient teacher. The classroom is small but keeps social distancing very well. Kintsugi is a very unique art. I love it very much.

Viola Chan Jan 2022


Class was well organised and instructor gave very clear instructions. Recommend for anyone interested in a creative, slightly different activity

Helen Heathwood Jan 2022


Jun was really good and helpful.
Gave very good and interesting explanations which included history of the craft and its beginnings.
The learning environment was enjoyable, relaxed and friendly.
Very satisfying with a completed Kintsugi plate to take home.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Helen Heathwood

Sue-Ellen Scott Jan 2022


Great experience, fun to do, teacher went at our pace to teach us the art

Pottery workshop review by Sue-Ellen Scott

Selina Cheung Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was great, the teacher was super helpful and shared with us the history of kintsugi

Pottery workshop review by Selina Cheung

Quentin Meyer Jan 2022


It was a great class, the teacher was passionate and dedicated, and gave us all personalised experiences.

Pottery workshop review by Quentin Meyer

Tracey Sell Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


The teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful. The class was divided into 2 so I had only myself and someone else in the class. Lots of interesting facts and history regarding Kintsugi was provided and I came away with a great little serving plate.

Heidi Todd Jan 2022


Lovely quietly spoken and very knowledgeable teacher. I really interesting and enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend. Thank you.

Clara Luxford Jan 2022


A wonderful workshop with a lovely and knowledgeable teacher. The space was very tranquil, with equipment laid out ready. I was supported through the Kintsugi experience at an appropriate pace, with the right balance of assistance. I’ve come away with a real sense of this beautiful art form. Thank you

Leong Wong Jan 2022


Really enjoyable class. Instructor Jun was very friendly and made the class very approachable for complete beginners like us.

Pottery workshop review by Leong Wong

Bryan Watkins Jan 2022


Great class, good teaching step by step and very authentic. Good amount of time. Thanks again

Sean Strudwick Jan 2022


Amazing, well worth it. sensai was very knowledgeable and a excellent teacher. I highly recommend.

Na Yu Dec 2021


It was a lovely and informative class and we really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Sensei:)

Fransiska Ingrati Dec 2021


Thank you to Jun for holding such a special course where we learnt the Japanese art of Kintsugi. My husband and I enjoyed Jun’s hospitality, knowledge and patience from the very COVID safe environment, to the well organised arrangement of the equipment and textbook, to the delicious Japanese treats and refreshments. Jun was the perfect host and I would highly recommend this course.

Pottery workshop review by Fransiska Ingrati Sydney

Dominic White Dec 2021


We really loved the class, our teacher was extremely passionate about Kintsugi and very helpful when teaching us. We'd highly recommend this class. Thank you so much!

Michele Howie Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My sister and I enrolled in the beginners Kintsugi workshop and really enjoyed it. Our teacher was informative, and shared some interesting history on the art form. Each step was demonstrated and we had ample time and assistance to work on our own plate. We each finished with a completed plate and an understanding of the skills to make our own at home. I would recommend this class.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Michele Howie

Mumma Bear Dec 2021


I would highly recommend doing this class. The teacher was polite, experienced and provided an interesting history. It was held at a comfortable pace for beginners. All supplies were provided and we bought the kits, which is well stocked with essentials and value for money. Overall, it is a very handy and practical craft to learn.

Adrian Wan Dec 2021


The venue was air conditioned, easy to find and very simple - much like the concept of Kintsugi. Noriko-sensei was courteous, patient and most of all, lovely to talk to. She was hands-on during the workshop, providing great feedback to ensure we took home a lovely plate. I was in a class with a total of 6 people.

The steps were easy to follow (I am a complete novice - my first time doing any sort of crafts workshop) and though its a 2hr workshop (quoted), we ended up finishing up in 2.5 hours as she ensured that our finished products were at a good standard.

I would highly recommend this class to any beginners who want to do a fun couple activity or if they're interested in making a simple ornamental piece for their home.

Thank you Noriko-sensei for your kindness! I will definitely recommend this to my friends.

Lisa Stewart Dec 2021


Outstanding teacher. Very happy and creative experience. Thank you for bringing Kintsugi into our lives!

Pottery workshop review by Lisa Stewart

Megha Rawat Dec 2021


I loved the class and Jun was an amazing teacher. The plate came out so beautiful and you learn to slow down during the process which was so much appreciated by me.

Pottery workshop review by Megha Rawat

Ivy Ng Dec 2021


I loved the class! I had booked a private class for me and my boyfriend after he had finished reading the book 'Kintsugi' by Tomas Navarro, and he was so happy applying his reading into physical art. The book was also mentioned in the class which was great and the teacher went through the history of Kintsugi too. The process of repair and painting was fun and relaxing and when the teacher played Studio Ghibli music and provided some sencha to drink, that was truly the cherry on top. Especially with the calm and gentle demeanour of the instructor, I was in absolute zen mode and transported to Japan . Highly recommend this activity to anyone who wishes to enjoy the process of Kintsugi while immersing in an art history lesson.

Lilly Battista Dec 2021


The class was excellent! A lovely mix of culture, history, philosophy and practical skills in Kintsugi. The teacher was very skilful, knowledgeable and helpful in her instruction. The environment was intimate with all attention given to covid safety. All in all an exceptional experience I would highly recommend.

Nashmin Seydi Dec 2021


Nice experience, enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of the workshop. Hoping to attend more Kintsugi workshops!

Bianca Donato Dec 2021


Great class to do with a group of friends or a partner to slow down and experience a taste of Japanese culture. Highly recommended.

Audrey Cheng Dec 2021


We had such a wonderful time doing the Kintsugi workshop under Jun-san who's so patient and knowledgeable. Not only did we learn to mend the broken pottery, we also learned about the history behind it.

I would definitely recommend this workshop!

Winnie Ding Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Jun was a wonderful and knowledgeable teacher and we learned so much about kintsugi in the two hour session. The venue was peaceful, relaxing and pristine. We had a truly lovely time.

Olena Lyons Dec 2021


Jun-san was an excellent teacher. We learned about the history of kintsugi which was wonderful. The team had a great time together in a relaxed environment.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Olena Lyons

Duillia Xu Dec 2021


Nice teacher and great experience . Not only the procedures but also history I learnt from this course

Caz Adams Dec 2021


I had such a lovely time at this class. Nitsuko is a lovely, kind and patient teacher. I learnt a lot about the craft itself and Japanese history. We also had a lovely Japanese snack and tea which really gave the class a nice touch. I came home immediately and fixed the plate that was my father's which I broke more than two years ago. My sister is bringing over some other pieces of hers that I can fix as I type! Thank you for a really wonderful morning and sharing your skills.

Kath Kemp Dec 2021


I loved this class Hitomi is so warm and knowledgeable she is kind and tolerant , guiding me through the story behind Kintsugi and then the steps I needed to do to produce my Kintsugi dish.For me the class was not only about learning how to make something lovely from something that was broken but was a step towards my own healing. I walked out of the class with a beautiful plate and a lighter heart. I intend to come back and learn the traditional method of Kintsugi.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kath Kemp

Catherine Jane Dec 2021


The teacher was absolutely lovely and very funny. The class was personalised, with a lot of care taken in the provision of materials and setup of each workspace. It was just myself and two friends and we were very impressed with the quality of the experience. Now I feel confident using kintsugi to mend some precious broken ceramics at home!

Grace Boglev Dec 2021


Great class, the teacher was lovely and it was really well paced. I let was perfect, I completely recommend it.

James Murchison Dec 2021


The class was great fun an I went away with a lovely display of piece and the ability to create more of them!

Sue Hinton Dec 2021


The teacher was very informative & carefully explained each step of the process. My teacher also pointed out the safety aspects of using the tools required & followed COVID safe protocols.
The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable.

Amanda Wong Nov 2021


Enjoyed my beginner Kintsugi class very much. The teacher was very knowledgeable, and the final product looked lovely if you follow her instructions. Loved the nice touch of providing Japanese tea and snacks for a tea break! There were 5 in our class and it took 2.5 hours at a perfect, relaxed (but not slow) pace. I may have felt rushed it we had to do it in 2 hours and there are quite a few steps.

Brigitte Ross Nov 2021


I loved everything about this class. The sensei, the material, the lesson on history, culture, art and customs, the tea and the fact it gave us time to just be in the moment to create beauty from imperfection.
Thank you for a moment of calm in amidst this crazy world.

Jacqui Wise Nov 2021


Hitomi was both lovely and knowledgeable, which ensured we had a great time and produced something beautiful to take home as a keepsake (pictured). Highly recommended!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jacqui Wise

Rong Shao Nov 2021


The venue is super clean and organized. Our teacher is very friendly and passionate about the class . Not just instruct us the work procedures also was able to gave us an introduction of the history of kintusgi . Very interactive experience . It was a great fun time with friends and families. Even my 9 year old daughter was enjoying it every single minute. Highly recommend to book on class .

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Rong Shao

Andrew Ye Nov 2021


Engaging and well paced throughout the entire session. The teacher made it very easy to follow along with and at no point did you feel lost.

Jonathan Lagos Nov 2021


Amazing, very well put together class and with a great master.

It was very informative and fun

Mark Bereznitsky Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was extremely fun for a group of 6, I will definitely visit again!

Zabelle Betchakjian Nov 2021


This beginners kintsugi class was extremely memorable. Our sensei was patient, gave easy to understand instructions and demonstrations. Her knowledge was extensive and she was so friendly and approachable. Would highly recommend this class - to learn a meaningful art technique with a long history.

Jessica Wen Nov 2021


I had so much fun learning about kintsugi while giving it a go! Miyoko was a great teacher, very attentive and helpful for a beginner. Everything was provided and organised so you really just needed to walk in.

Lauren Mihaljek Nov 2021


My mum and I attended the class together. We had a fantastic time! Location is very central, so easy to get to, and the studio space very well set up. It's a small space, but everything is thought of and run very efficiently. Materials and resources provided are great quality. The best part of our visit though was our teacher Noriko, who was just brilliant. She was very friendly, incredibly knowledgeable and just lovely. My mum and I had such a great time at the class. Thank you!

Kevin Nguyen Nov 2021


We had greatly enjoyed our time learning Kintsugi as Noriko was very informative.

I would recommend this to anyone even if they do not understand Japanese history are you are in for a good ride culturally.

My partner Anna and I will always be looking back on this treasured moment

Maheen Malik Nov 2021


Miyoko san was a lovely teacher. She was very open to all of our questions and was able to give a lot of background history for Kintsugi. Miyoko san was also very experienced and able to speak to the struggles that newer student might encounter. Would definitely recommend the class!

Suzanne Duncan Nov 2021


Was an absolute pleasure to be part of this class and learn these techniques, and to truly appreciate this art form. I loved every minute of it Highly recommended

Shaynna Smith Nov 2021


Purchased this class as a gift for my friends birthday- it did not disappoint. Many thanks to Hitomi and Jun for sharing their love of Kintsugi and for providing a very fun and relaxed environment to learn about the history and craft of this art. Highly recommended!

Chhavi Shah Nov 2021


I had a very good experience with my sensei.
I was guided and made told the history of kintsugi.
I enjoyed every bit of it.
Thank you!

Sue Kenney Nov 2021


Our teacher was warm, friendly and offered us personal insight into Japanese traditional culture, stories about experiencing famous Kyoto landmarks, as well as knowledgeable of kintsugi history and practical modern production methods.
Classroom was inviting, well decorated, neat and clean, with specific tools laid out on trays next to our prepared materials and plate, placed on separate benches including screens. These tools were available as a kit to take home for use on later projects, which saved me some trouble sourcing correct individual items.
Mum and I really enjoyed this artful studio class being a relaxing, very pleasant and productive way to spend my 57th birthday. The best things I learnt were how to mend sentimental items in a way that enhances their beauty and appeal. Origato Miyoko!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Sue Kenney

Yeng Luo Nov 2021


The teacher was super helpful. She was very good at explaining the steps and had a lot of patience.

Anna Eoclidi Nov 2021


Jin is fantastic, we loved the workshop
Great history
Great technique
Made it look easy

Michelle Tran Nov 2021


It was lovely to spend the evening learning about kintsugi and the history behind it.

Tara Egger Nov 2021


Interesting, fun and very well facilitated.
Easy to follow instructions and lovely piece to take home. Thank you.

Melva Lee Nov 2021


The session was stress free and the teacher was so encouraging. I will be back. Venue was clean save and very well thought out.

Thanks for a great morning

Shiwani Menon Nov 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Our teacher Hitomi was very welcoming & friendly. The venue was very clean. The materials provided was excellent and the class is definitely good value for money. She explained the history of Kintsugi and her instructions were clear & precise. It was a very enjoyable beginners class.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Shiwani Menon Sydney

Lewis Jaffrey Nov 2021


Loved the class!

Very informative and entertaining, Noriko San was the best as were the snacks

Andrew Crook Nov 2021


Perfect class. 1 on one made the lesson easy to understand.
My teacher was very patient and supportive.
I will be looking forward to learning more.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Andrew Crook

David Post Nov 2021


Absolutely excellent! Thank you so much! We learned heaps, and the teacher was wonderful! :-) :-) Thank you.

Anne Ferguson Oct 2021


I loved this workshop. The teacher, Noriko, was a delight to be with. We were a small group and the company was great. Every detail of the class was so well organised. The instructions were clear and I really learnt so much about the art of Kintsugi. I love my piece of art too. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop for a very relaxing and enjoyable two hours.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Anne Ferguson Sydney

Jude Durrant Oct 2021


A most enjoyable class. Noriko is a lovely caring sensei.She explained the process very clearly and also gave us interesting information about the history of kintsugi. I now look forward to repairing my own broken plate.

Emma Finn Oct 2021


Miyoko-san was very patient and clear in her instructions.

The materials provided were exactly what was needed.

There was no sense of being rushed through any of the steps but 2 hours was plenty of time to produce a beginner’s plate.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Emma Finn

Jody Rodas Oct 2021


Fantastic morning with a truly lovely teacher. Everything supplied and the Kintsugi process was very well explained. Walked away with a beautiful piece as a bonus!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jody Rodas Sydney

Claire Atkinson Oct 2021


Excellent informative class All help provided Very interesting history given about kintsugi also information about where to purchase your own supplies for the future

Kathryn Bernstein Oct 2021


Noriko was an excellent teacher: friendly, informative and patient. It was fascinating to learn about the history of Kintsugi while practising the art. Noriko's instructions were clear and logical. The workspace was bright and spotlessly clean and all materials were supplied. I came away with a lovely kintsugi plate that I am very proud of and I am eager to continue producing pieces at home! Thank you so much Noriko

Susan Brittain Oct 2021


I had a lovely experience doing this class, the teacher was wonderful and I enjoyed every minute, I would highly recommend this class. My mind is excited about all the items that i can experiment with, when I get home.

Marie Britt Oct 2021


Great teacher, interesting & fun class to do . No more words to add so delete this last sentence

Tiffany Teow Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Class was great! Well organised and timed. Learnt a lot about the history of kintsugi and got tips about certain areas in Japan to visit on holidays in the future. The teacher was very approachable, friendly, informative and lovely to speak to. Would definitely recommend this class to other beginners interested in learning the art of kintsugi.

Paul Valiontis Jun 2021


Jun was an engaging, patient teacher who made the class a very enjoyable experience for me and my girlfriend. I would recommend the beginner class to anyone!

Annie Heagney Jun 2021


Jun is an excellent teacher & the whole experience was a treat. I’m planning on doing next course

Michelle Mountford Jun 2021


Interesting and enjoyable class, in a small group environment. All materials provided to practice Kintsugi on a pre-broken plate. Instructor was helpful and informative.

Peggy Moore Jun 2021


As I am interested in all things Japanese I thorougly enjoyed an informative & relaxing afternoon in a private Beginners Kintsugi class with Sensei Noritake - materials were thoughtfully laid out, her instructions clear & encouraging, with time to drink tea & discuss Japanese history & culture - very insightful - overall I felt truly spoilt, going home with a lovely plate as as memory! The Japanese really celebrate & enjoy a worthy sense of accomplishment - thankyou, for a small zen experience in a way too busy world.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Peggy Moore

Anna Li Jun 2021


The Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop was a wonderful experience! It was very rewarding to learn about the underlying culture and history of kintsugi, and Jun-san was a kind and welcoming teacher.

Kathleen Jun 2021


Such a fantastic experience. Jun-san is very skilled, both in the art of kintsugi and in making you feel welcome. The materials were beautiful, and Jun-san’s instructions made us feel confident that we could practice this skill at home. We learned a new skill, and a little history and philosophy. Highly recommend!

Pottery workshop review by Kathleen

Louise Foot Jun 2021


Great class. Jun was really informative, loved learning the history as well as the craft. It was great fun.

Marie-Lyse Eliatamby Jun 2021


An amazing experience. Jun is a patient and skilled teacher. Love my plate! Highly recommend.

Tomoe Ito Jun 2021


Very fun class. Not too difficult to do it. I will recommend this class my friends.

Andy McGinty Jun 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


It was such a lovely class. I’m hoping to go back and learn more :)
Noriko was such a great teacher!

Pottery workshop review by Andy McGinty Sydney

Siobhan Costello Jun 2021


The class was so much fun! I felt included and was taught carefully step by step on how to make my gorgeous plate. Definitely worth the experience for everyone.

Kim Sirimanotham Jun 2021


This is my second classbento class. Loved the history behind Kintsugi, loved the end product. Highly recommended.

Nikos Maniaty Jun 2021


Our Kintsugi class was fantastic. Jun was a highly engaging and knowledgable teacher that made us feel comfortable. The class was super fun and we’d love to do another one in the future!

Donna Bolton Jun 2021


We loved the private session with Jun.
He was a very patient teacher and clear in his instructions .
We also enjoyed hearing about the history of Kintsugi.
Thanks so much
Lulu

Camille Dickson-Deane Jun 2021


This was an absolute joy of a class for my daughter and I. June-San and his wife made this an experience we will continue and cherish.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Camille Dickson-Deane

William Cohen Jun 2021


A lovely experience! Hitomi was an excellent, informative and patient teacher. We had a great time and have recommended to friends :)

Tanya Keg Jun 2021


I very much enjoyed the Beginner’s Kintsugi Workshop. It was a birthday gift from my daughter & a lovely way to spend the morning together. Miyoko was great teacher - very knowledgeable about the technique & history of Kintsugi & we chatted about travelling in Japan as well. Convenient location near Town Hall station. My daughter & I are very proud of our Kintsugi masterpieces - thank you!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Tanya Keg

Alice Bonell Jun 2021


The class room was easy to find. The Teacher - Jun-san - is a great teacher - giving easy to follow step by step instructions and help when needed. Highly recommended.

Kathleen Byers Jun 2021


I had such an enjoyable time! Learning with Jun-san was fun and very informative. I highly recommend his classes.

Evie Farah Jun 2021


What a fantastic class! Our teacher Jun-San was so lovely and patient. He told us some very interesting stories about the history of kintsugi. I would recommend this class to anyone, no matter your artistic skills

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Evie Farah

Hugh Bennett May 2021


Fantastic experience from start to finish. Our instructor was amazing. Noriko-san was very friendly and provided clear easy to follow instructions and encouragement.

In the class you repair a small square plate using modern Kintsugi methods. The techniques used are simple to learn and produce great results. Perfect for beginners. It was also interesting to learn about the history and philosophy of Kintsugi.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Kintsugi or Japanese culture.

Angela Christina May 2021


It was verry good and fun.
Jun san explain the history of kitsugi very well and teach us patiently

Tegan Thorpe May 2021


Such a wonderful class, it was both easy and challenging at the same time. We loved that everything was so perfectly explained and we learned both new skills and the history of the art. I’m inspired, I can’t wait to do more.

Vaishali Hingmire May 2021


It was a fun class with Miyoko being a great teacher with her instructions and helpfulness. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to working on my own plates and doing kintsugi on them.

Yongjoon Lee May 2021


Relaxed atmosphere and pace - very enjoyable. Hitomi provided valuable guidance and background during the whole experience.

David Sheridan May 2021


Enjoyed the class, very informative but also relaxed, teaching was clear and simple to follow. I would suggest you could offer a tool package at the end of class for students to purchase

Linda Tomasiello May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I’d like to thank our wonderful teacher Noriko for just being so amazing and helping me to fall fully in love with this most wonderful form of Japanese art Kintsugi
Venue was great and intimate and inclusive, easy to receive one on one assistance at any time
I can’t wait to continue my journey learning this ancient art
Thanks guys
Linda

Nae West May 2021


Fantastic class. Educational, hands-on and you have a lovely piece to take home with. Textbook art class experience! Will be back soon for sure :)

Alexandra Bailey-Charteris May 2021


Such a fun class. So many more steps than I expected! Our sensei was incredible. Kind and knowledgeable, it was a pleasure to be in her class. We walked away with lots of information and a beautiful plate that is completely unique. Highly recommended.

Angus Leche May 2021


Very helpful, and informative teacher and a great class. Thoroughly enjoyed my time and learnt a lot.

Andrew Wowk May 2021


Noriko was a fantastic teacher - knowledgeable, interesting, and supportive. The class was really fun and relaxing.

Shyamika Peeligama May 2021


Really informative, enjoyable and well paced class! The teacher was warm and had lots of knowledge and instructions were clear. Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning!

Morgan Rice May 2021


My mum and I had such a wonderful time learning kintsugi from Jun! He was encouraging, patient and full of engaging stories. I'd absolutely recommend the class.

Rainier Reyes May 2021


The Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop is a delightfully wholesome experience and definitely something to write home about! The teacher was incredibly kind, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the craft which created such a warm and welcoming environment. Cannot wait to put the skills learnt into practice, and will definitely be signing up for the advanced course in the future

Pottery workshop review by Rainier Reyes

Jenny Gibson May 2021


Great experience! We all went in knowing nothing about Kintsugi and came out with not only the practical knowledge of how to do it the modern way, but also we learned about the traditional method and some fun things about Japan. I wasn't expecting a private lesson for the 3 people I'd booked, so we got lots of attention from the teacher.

Brendan McMonigal May 2021


The teacher was very experienced and knowledgeable, and helped us make a beautiful Kintsugi. It was a great experience.

Mary Girgis May 2021


Such a great experience, had lots of fun and our teacher was very knowledgeable. Definitely thinking about doing other classes with her.

Mary Veigh May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Both Jun and his wife were a delight to be with. I choose this class on the year anniversary of my father’s death. They held me in great grace and dignity and Jun still managed to teach me. I highly recommend this class as a personal experience or as a gift for someone you love.

Karen Zhang May 2021


Wonderful experience, loved the workshop and it's clear to see that Jun has a wealth of experience. I had organised this workshop as a present for our good friends that recently got engaged and it was the perfect experience with significant lessons about life along the way
Best, Karen

Pottery workshop review by Karen Zhang

Laura Blasdale May 2021


Authentic experience with a beautiful Japanese teacher; she was so kind. History, culture and of course the actual experience of making something unique was awesome.

Pottery workshop review by Laura Blasdale

John Russell May 2021


Jun, our teacher, was excellent - very patient with our lack of skill and full of knowledge and helpful tips.
The venue is small and spotless, so were all the varied tools provided. Everything was there, we did not need to bring a thing.
The course was a gift to us, so we cannot comment on value for money, but we would be prepared to pay well for such a good course.
the 2 hours just flew by, and we were sad to leave, although by now it was with a beautiful repaired plate.
Thoroughly recommended.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by John Russell Sydney

Brooke Wemyss May 2021


Jun is a wonderful teacher, very hospitable and informative.
I loved hearing his stories Japan.
We look forward to our next class with Jun !

An Chu May 2021


Wonderful teacher that was supportive. Class was well-faced and quite relaxing.

Also, the class covered its Japanese history and was very covid-safe

Rebecca Tinyow May 2021


We had a wonderful time learning the basics and modern techniques of Kintsugi. Jun is a hospitable and informative sense I. We loved heralding his stories and antidotes about Japan and sharing some of our own. The beginners class will help us continue to do kintsugi on our own. We look forward to our next class with Jun !

Jasmine Hopcraft May 2021


Excellent teacher. Very friendly helpful encouraging and informative!
Great equipment and take home plate! Highly recommend

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jasmine Hopcraft

Marcella Yudo May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We had a very enjoyable time learning from Jun-san. He is a very patient teacher with a gentle sense of humour. He shared his stories and experiences while guiding us through the Kintsugi class in a clean and comfortable studio. We also loved the Japanese tea and snacks provided. Thank you for teaching us Kintsugi and appreciation of the miracle of the moment.

Vi Nguyen May 2021


Our Instructor, Miyoko was lovely. Class was easy and fun experience. The time just flew by.

Mark Blundell Apr 2021


The teacher was great very knowledgeable. The room was comfortable, clean. Tools equipment used well informed on correct way.
Would definitely recommend
Mark

Justina Yap Apr 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed class! Ai-san is an excellent teacher, patient and explains things really clearly. I also loved the history of kintsugi. Will definitely be signing up for the more advanced classes!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Justina Yap

Liz Hind Apr 2021


Great, perfect, relaxing and fun. The perfect way to mend and heal broken lives and dreams

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Liz Hind Sydney

Penelope McLaren Apr 2021


A fabulous afternoon workshop with Hitomi learning the art of Kintsugi. I bought this as a gift for my sister and she loved it too. Hitomi is very knowledgeable, patient, and a great teacher. I love the plate I 'mended' and plan to do more. Thank you Hitomi from Penny-san and Anne-san

Pottery workshop review by Penelope McLaren

Robern Pickering Apr 2021


we had a fabulous time at our kintsugi course todayour teacher was very good and we came away with a better understanding of the philosophy behind kintsugii would highly recommend this course.

Gabriella Kontorovich Apr 2021


Amazing course, lovely teacher and fantastic final product! Lots of fun, with a bit of history and culture while you craft. Highly recommend!

Grace Culhaci Apr 2021


This class exceeded our expectations, absolutely loved it! My daughter is very shy and anxious when meeting new people but our teacher Jun was so kind and calm she was able to relax and excel at this new art form. Delighted with our creations and the instruction we received. thank you Jun san.

Pottery workshop review by Grace Culhaci

Dominic Apr 2021


Jimさん and his wife Hitomiさん are lovely people who are experts in Kintsugi . They are very good at explaining the history and concepts behind the art, as well as how to actually make the kintsugi. I cannot recommend them highly enough

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Dominic

Annie Amos Apr 2021


Such a wonderful experience, could not recommend highly enough! Jun-san was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the perfect teacher. Loved learning about the history of Kintsugi, and we walked away with a beautiful plate and memory.

Dennis Lei Apr 2021


Great and informative teacher and very fun class would recommend for anyone else to do

Mariah McTamany Apr 2021


The class was part educational and part entertaining. The teacher showed as many photos of past students and celebrities alike that took the kintsugi classes. There was a dedicated venue for the classes and the location was very central in the CBD, although parking maybe in an issue if driving. The class allows you to have a taste sample of what is involved in kintsugi without a lot of time commitment. I liked the practical nature of the class where we come away with a beautiful piece of our own handiwork. I appreciate the philosophy behind the art form. I would recommend if only to understand the principle behind the form.

Karina Yu Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Jun-san was very welcoming and knowledgeable and encouraged us to ask for help if needed. A very positive and fun class. We really enjoyed the morning tea too.

Craig Barnett Apr 2021


It was a fascinating class run in an extremely professional manner. The teacher was fantastic, and the content was very well prepared and delivered. I would highly recommend this class to anyone.

Chelsea Mitchell Apr 2021


Thanks Jun-sensei, great class! Still thinking about how I'll display the kintsugi at home~

Clarence Li Apr 2021


Great class, Hitomi was patient and helpful and we came away with an amazing plate that we fixed together!

Ian Escandor Apr 2021


Awesome workshop , very friendly and accommodating. Would recommend to everyone to do workshop . Arigato o

Debbie Mar 2021


The teacher was very encouraging and comfortable chatting with the group.
I had a relaxing time and created a piece of craft work that i am really pleased with.

Olinka Heyes Mar 2021


The class was great, very informative. We loved the history behind Kintsugi. The pace was good, there was time to review each stage. Noriko-san has a lovely demeanour and genuinely wanted all to have a good time.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Olinka Heyes

Tori Collins Mar 2021


Noriko San was a fantastic teacher. She had the perfect mix of knowledge, theory and help with the tools. I loved hearing about the history of kintsugi, and applying the practical tools to mend the plate. I loved every minute and would highly recommend this class to others

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Tori Collins

Karyn Smedts Mar 2021


This was a terrific class. Our sensei Noriko was wonderful & not only did we produce a beautiful piece to take home, we enjoyed learning about the history of Kintsugi and sharing stories of Japan. Highly recommended.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Karyn Smedts

Victoria Smyth Mar 2021


A fascinating insight into the history and philosophy of Kintsugi and a real appreciation of the skill required to practise it. We had a wonderful teacher too.

Julie Ashbourne Mar 2021


I really enjoyed the class. Our teacher was fabulous. She explained what Kintsugi is and its history. The class was paced just right so we didn't feel rushed to complete our plates.
The class location was easy to find. Our work tables were set up with everything we needed for the class.

David Atkinson Mar 2021


Awesome teacher, something different and it’s a great date night, I highly recommended to all!

Elayne Wang Mar 2021


Noriko-san was an amazing and memorable sensei for our intimate Kintsugi beginners class. Great way to celebrate my partners birthday.

Christine Truong Mar 2021


The teacher was lovely and patient. The venue was intimate, but covid safe for a private class. My friend and I really enjoyed learning the techniques, as well as a little bit of history to the art of Kintsugi.

Casey Ventura Mar 2021


I LOVED this class! Hitomi-san is a wonderful teacher, very patient and thorough. It was such a wonderful experience to learn not just the skill of Kintsugi, but the history and philosophy of the art, so we had proper context for everything we were doing. Such a great way to spend a rainy Sunday, thank you so much! :)

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Casey Ventura Sydney

Marg Marriott Mar 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


A kind teacher, a wonderful hands on class which had a spiritual connection as well.
Such a fun afternoon. Thank you.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Marg Marriott

Fiona Emsley Mar 2021


Thank you so much Noriko San !
A wonderful morning.
I feel very confident I can now tackle my broken pots

Sara Huang Mar 2021


Great experience. We had booked a morning class and it was just the two of us (win!).
Our teacher was really informative and engaging. She made the experience a lot more enjoyable and the two hours went by very fast.

I believe this class could be improved by having a more suitable photo on display - we did not assemble a bowl instead it was a small plate.

Barbara Clark Mar 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved the environmental aspect to Kintsugi, and the idea that there is beauty in the imperfect.

The teacher was excellent and the location very central.

This was an excellent skill to learn on a very wet Sunday in Sydney.

Pottery workshop review by Barbara Clark Sydney

Tracey Gramlick Mar 2021


The teacher, Ai-San was very friendly, patient and easy to understand. The workplace was spacious, clean and private.
My Kintsugi work piece looks very professional and I will be practising my new skills at home.
I highly recommend it to anyone.

Pottery workshop review by Tracey Gramlick

Rebecca Heredia Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


A HUGE Thank you to Noriko-san for this class, we had a wonderful time learning new skills and some history in a peaceful environment. This class is a great opportunity to reflect on the practical and philosophical application of Kintsugi i.e. sustainability through repairing instead of discarding, as well as learning there is beauty in our own imperfections. A lovely way to spend an afternoon!


Reply from this teacher:

Dear Chris & Elizabeth

Thank you for your wonderful feedback to Classbento. I really appreciate it.

Thank you so much for joining the Kintsugi Beginner’s Workshop on Monday all the way from Melbourne. It was lovely having you both as my students and sharing some information regarding Japan.
I’ve just finished watching the first episode of Midnight Diner and I enjoyed it a lot.

Hope to see you in another Kintsugi class one day, probably in Melbourne.

Chris Chetwin Mar 2021


This workshop was one of the best learning experiences I've had. Our Sensei, Noriko, was charming, informative, patient and an excellent teacher. The workshop was perfectly judged to allow us to learn this fascinating craft and concept, with all the materials we needed. Highly recommend!

Selena Griffith Mar 2021


From the minute we walked in the door we felt welcomed by our Sensei and enjoyed her calm, well structured and engaging class.

We were a group of 5 and she managed all our different needs very well. It was lovely learning about traditional methods, origins, and practices of kintsugi. We enjoyed great conversations about Japan, culture, food, art, design and travel all whilst learning using a modern kinsugi method.

We followed up the experiecne with a lovely Japanese meal at a restaurant suggested by Sensei - perfect day!

Thank you so much! We've been telling everyone how much we loved this.

Katie Macdonald Mar 2021


I couldn’t recommend this class highly enough! I was incredibly lucky to have a private kintsugi class with Noriko and I absolutely loved learning all about the history of kintsugi. Repairing the plate was very enjoyable and Noriko gave me lots of help and guidance along the way. The Japanese snacks and tea were a highlight!

Please do not hesitate in booking this class- a very unique art form with a fantastic teacher.

Heba Baddah Mar 2021


The class was amazing We had Noriko for our private lesson and she was incredibly sweet and helpful. I feel like a gained a lot from the experience and it was well worth it.
I did this class as a birthday present to a friend and she loved it very much. I will definitely be back.

Gretel Robertson Mar 2021


Jun was a great patient teacher and extremely informative. We had a great experience and thoroughly enjoyed our private Kintsugi class. It was easy to find and well equipped with everything supplied for us. A great experience for friends or couples.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Gretel Robertson Sydney

Stephen Pace Mar 2021


My brother and I took our elderly parents to the beginner Kintsugi workshop, for some quality time together, and we had such a great experience. Jun-San, and his lovely wife, Hitomi-San, were fabulous hosts. They made us feel welcome right from the get-go, all throughout the class, and even stood and bowed as we were leaving, making us feel very special. All materials are provided, with great explanations, and the teacher helping every step of the way. I highly recommend this class.

Siobhan Tierney Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My mum and I had a really fun time at this workshop. Our tutor Noriko was very knowledgeable and helpful and we were very pleased with our kintsugi plates afterwards. Would recommend!

Cathy Browne Mar 2021


The teacher was knowledgeable and gentle, giving interesting, relevant background as well as technical know-how. She struck a good balance between telling and showing me what to do, letting me try for myself, and reviewing my work at each step so it was as good as it could be before we moved on. The process and materials worked well, and I'm very happy with my kintsugi plate - it's just what I'd hoped for. I found the class relaxing and joyful - it made me happy to do the work, and having a lovely object to take home was a bonus. The tiny group size (1 or 2) is calming, and gives confidence that if I make any mistakes, sensei will quickly know and fix it. Everything required is provided, every step well explained, and every possible problem foreseen & catered for. I happily recommend this as a lovely experience, a practical skill, and a great product.

Simi Eliott Mar 2021


We had such a great class with Noriko! She is a beautiful person and teacher. She gave us lots of info about the history of Kintsugi and was very helpful and patient with us. Will be recommending to friends!

Justin Bedwany Feb 2021


Noriko taught us in a very relaxing manner, and the class was as much about craft as it was about culture.

Ms Joynes Feb 2021


The class was excellent - a calm and meditative experience learning a new skill. The teacher was knowledgable both with regards to the history and philosophy behind Kintsugi and the skills required :) Will definitely sign up to do more :)

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Ms Joynes

Lexi Airey Feb 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great class. Lovely people. Just the right pace. Would definitely recommend. Also love the sentiment of seeing the beauty and story in something broken.

Susan Natal Feb 2021


So much fun! Super friendly instructor and learned about the history as well as the method. Really enjoyable

Angela Ghignone Feb 2021


I surprised my beautiful friend Jane with this Kintsugi class as a gift for her birthday, especially fitting for a friend who, like me and so many others, came through difficult times stronger and with a renewed sense of love and appreciation for ourselves and for the priceless gifts we gained from our painful experiences an outcome perfectly reflected in the philosophy of Kintsugi: embracing scars and making them beautiful! We loved every minute of Hitomi’s class; Hitomi is a beautiful person and wonderful teacher! Followed by a delicious lunch at a nearby Japanese restaurant, we had the perfect day immersed in the inspiring Japanese culture. Furthermore, our Kintsugi plate is a treasured memory of our wonderful day spent together, a fun, mindful hands-on experience, and an exquisite ongoing reminder of our personal growth!

Pottery workshop review by Angela Ghignone

Kevin Won Feb 2021


We had a friendly and patient instructor who made it fun and easy. The results were beautiful.

Amy Feb 2021


Jun was a master teacher. He was so kind and careful with his instruction to ensure we created meaningful and beautiful kintsugi

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Amy

Hannah Darcy Feb 2021


A wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Sydney! Jun was a fantastic teacher, patient and knowledgeable, and guided us expertly through the whole experience. The two hours flew by! We will definitely be back!

Ignacio Alvarez Feb 2021


We had a lovely time learning Kintsugi with Jun-san. He taught us about the history of Kintsugi and about Japanese culture. My partner and I were the only two participants in the class and had Jun's undivided attention for the session. He was patient while teaching us the techniques and well prepared. He also provided us with a take-home workbook and told us where to buy the materials used so that we could try it at home. The mid-session green tea and Japanese snack was also a very nice touch. We enjoyed our time and were very happy with our Kintsugi plates.

Pottery workshop review by Ignacio Alvarez

Debby Keegan Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I thoroughly enjoyed our workshop. Everything was perfect.
The location
The teacher.
Very clear instructions.
Everything provided and well setup.

Aimee Menchin Feb 2021


This class was fantastic. The teacher and his lovely wife were so welcoming and provided a wonderful history and cultural background lesson on top of the class. I highly recommend this class!

Daniel Dummer Feb 2021


Our teacher was lovely and gave clear instructions, assisting where necessary. Also had some good stories to share :)

Kate Finneran Feb 2021


Purchased this as a birthday present for my mum and we both really enjoyed the class. Jun was so lovely and knowledgeable, he really made our time fantastic!

Eddie Edwards Feb 2021


Amazing class and amazing instructor. Very personable. The place was easy to find and the philosophy behind it is good.

Janielle Jondral Feb 2021


The instructor was excellent and very knowledgeable. The class was very well structured and the venue very clean.
I can't wait to attend more advanced classes. I really loved the Kintsugi Workshop.

Betty Nguyen Feb 2021


My partner and I really enjoyed this workshop. Hitomi was very patient and was very good at teaching us. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend this to everyone.

Stephanie Jones Feb 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class with the Kintsugi master, Jun. All materials were provided along with a bit of history. We all enjoyed it.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Stephanie Jones

Sam Yeung Feb 2021


Hitomi was a great teacher and we learnt alot about kintsugi. Will recommend to friends

Debra Hallett Feb 2021


Very welcoming environment, instructor Hitomi was knowledgeable and interesting to listen to, gave clear instructions and I was able to work at my own pace without being hurried. I was very happy with the finished plate and will recommend this class to my friends.

Rebecca Edwards Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I went with my partner for my Christmas gift, and loved it! Jun is a very patient and kind teacher who has taught us the basic skills for kintsugi - thank you Jun!

Emma Blackwood Feb 2021


My partner and I had such a great time in our 2 person private class. Hitomi-sensai was so kind and knowledgeable. The entire dojo was very welcoming. If you're considering learning more about Kintsugia definitely book a class! It was very accessible for beginners, you leave with knowledge and a lovely new plate. (Bonus points for excellent COVID precautions as well!)

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Emma Blackwood Sydney

Daniel Zhou Feb 2021


Hitomi was a lovely and excellent teacher. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would definitely recommend it!

Danielle Azar Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Hitomi was an amazing teacher. I can't recommend this class enough. A fun morning and a beautiful piece of art to have forever! Thank you

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Danielle Azar

Yuri Halay Feb 2021


In a nutshell, the experience was just perfect. I travelled from Katoomba by train thus the location of the workshop was ideal. I found myself being the only student as I had chosen a weekday. The x 2 hour lesson went quickly. My sensei was knowledgeable about the technique and her ability to translate this into a learning session was very satisfactory. A sense of humour is essential. My learning curve was engaged.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Yuri Halay

Scott Couch Feb 2021


Such a wonderful experience, enjoyed every minute of it. Our teacher was wonderful, super knowledgeable and kind. It was a great experience joining together something that was broken and making it more beautiful.

Jason Diep Feb 2021


Teacher was fantastic and very patient and helpful! My partner thoroughly enjoyed the activity as a wonderful method for stress relief. We left with repaired plates that we absolutely adore! :)

Melissa Mackinlay Feb 2021


The teacher was very friendly, engaging, patient informative and helpful. We learnt lots about Kintsugi and Japan. It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Pottery workshop review by Melissa Mackinlay

Vanessa Tam Feb 2021


Our kintsugi beginner’s class was amazing! Noriko-san was patient and super friendly, who was willing to teach us and provide interesting facts about the art of kintsugi. The venue was comfortable and neat, and all tools and materials were provided. We really enjoyed our lesson and want to thank Noriko-san for her time!

Rachel Olsen Feb 2021


I had a fabulous 2 hours with the gracious and charming Noriko today in a private beginners modern kintsugi class. I learnt about the history of kintsugi and discussed all things Japanese while creating a gorgeous kintsugi plate. Loved every minute!
Thank you Noriko

Pottery workshop review by Rachel Olsen Sydney

Samanta Thanaxay Feb 2021


Loved the experience! Would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in Japanese culture to try this.

Christine Sue Feb 2021


With a group of 8, our lovely instructors were so patient and helpful. We could tell they really take pride in their craft. It was a great workshop that the whole group enjoyed, and we walked away with a great keepsake and a new skill. Thank you!

Cameron Exley Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This class was fantastic. I learned a lot about the history of kintsugi and enjoyed making repairing a broken plate in this way. The teacher Hitomi-San was very knowledgeable and gave clear instructions with patience. The materials were excellent. Thank you for my introduction to a new hobby.

Pottery workshop review by Cameron Exley Sydney

Caitlin Whale Feb 2021


This was a wonderful course that covered not only practical kintsugi techniques, but the history and culture that underlies the technique. Hitomi was a wonderful, friendly and enthusiastic teacher, and the class gave a lot of one-on-one coaching.

Jennifer Terrel Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Absolutely loved this class! Jun-san was such a great teacher with so much knowledge and history of the art of Kintsugi and enjoyable stories about Japan. Everything was provided - even tea and a snack - and being able to make and take home a beautiful piece of art was so rewarding.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jennifer Terrel

Lana Zegura Jan 2021


Such a wonderful short few hours learning about the ancient art of Kintsugi with a fantastic and passionate teacher Noriko. Would certainly recommend this to anyone and am very interested in doing more like this. Highly recommended and a awesome experience

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Lana Zegura

Paul Jury Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


It was informative very friendly and professional. Had a lot of fun Our teacher was delightful!

Annie Lu Jan 2021


Hitomi was very patient, skilled and helpful. Very warm and friendly instructor! Would definitely recommend this class for anyone interested in kintsugi.

Anonymized Customer Jan 2021


We had so much fun doing something different and crafty. Perfect 9th anniversary present. Jun was a great teacher, knowledgeable and very chatty with lengthy discussion on Japanese food and travel. Would highly recommend.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Anonymized Customer Sydney

Shamron Prasad Jan 2021


Jun San is an amazing teacher and always helpful. The class was so amazing, I enjoyed it greatly

Louise Beazley Jan 2021


Noriko-san was a lovely teacher. She explained and helped us throughout.
Great pre-class communication too. Everything is provided and the facilities are perfectly set up. Highly recommend

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Louise Beazley

Chris Key Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved the class. Loved the teachers. Very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Definitely do this again.

Hannah Rodger Jan 2021


Really enjoyable workshop with knowledgeable friendly staff and a beautiful end result! Thank you so much!

Peta Jan 2021


We really enjoyed this class - it was fun and interesting and perfectly designed for a beginner to complete their project within the two hour time slot. Our instructor was great, they had lots of covid-safe procedures in place, and the Japanese tea and snacks were a lovely bonus!

Pottery workshop review by Peta

Johnson Jan 2021


A very enjoyable and relaxing class. Not too difficult even for complete beginners. Highly recommended.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Johnson

Rebecca Stavrou Jan 2021


This was a fantastic workshop. Hitomi was beyond lovely and made us feel very welcome. The workshop was excellent and I really enjoyed learning about the history of Kintsugi.
I'd love to come and learn more from you!

Rebecca Redoblado Jan 2021


I had the pleasure of doing Jun’s beginner Kintsugi class and I had the most amazing time! He was very personable, knowledgeable and professional. We had a great chat about Japan over some green tea and Japanese snacks. His class has really kicked off my interest in Kintsugi and cannot wait to come back for another class

Sujeev Vijeyakumaar Jan 2021


Really great and good covid procedures so we always felt comfortable. Our teacher explained everything really well and you can tell they've done this heaps as the workshop was really well timed.

Pottery workshop review by Sujeev Vijeyakumaar Sydney

Lily Currey-Billyard Jan 2021


Amazing class, very informative and you leave with a beautiful plate at the end. Makes a great gift!

Rachel Brown Jan 2021


An excellent class introducing kintsugi to the beginner, excellent guidance by the instructors providing some background as well as how to apply this technique with modern materials. It was great to learn a new skill that is about repairing and prolonging use. Great course and now wanting to sign up for the four day course!

Jannet Nguyen Jan 2021


My partner and I had such a great time! Our teacher Jun-san was lovely and patient. He was very knowledgeable and took time to teach us his craft. Thank you so much!

Jen Poon Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Hitomi is an excellent teacher and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about the art of Kintsugi.

It was a relaxing session, and the plates we made were beautiful!

The classes were small (just the two of us!) - highly recommend for friends / couples to go together.

The center is very covid safe as well, taking care to teach from behind a screen.

Vanessa Smith Jan 2021


Thank you the lesson was very enjoyable and interesting. We love the philosophy and learning the background and our teacher was very helpful and patient.

Elson Mudliar Jan 2021


Jun-san is an amazing teacher and is very patient. The workshop surrounding was comfortable and the venue is really easy to access via public transport. I have already recommended the beginners Kintsugi to a lot of my family members and friends. It was exceptional value for money. I wish Master Jun-san every success and appreciate him sharing a piece of the Japanese heritage with us.

Maria Starick Jan 2021


Both my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our beginner’s workshop and felt we learnt very useful techniques to take forward. Hitomi was not only a patient, thoughtful and experienced teacher, but also her great sense of humour and gracious kindness ensured we had a great lesson and many laughs.

Lauren Cannon Jan 2021


Noriko was a wonderful teacher. Lovely to talk to and taught us so much about Kintsugi and Japanese history and culture. I had the best time sharing this experience with my sister and am so happy to have my beautiful Japanese plate to remember it by!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Lauren Cannon

David Stockwell Jan 2021


We had a lovely time with the teachers, they were amazing and it was such a fun experience.

Danielle Matsuo Jan 2021


The beginners kintsugi class was fantastic. It was wonderful to understand some of the history and philosophy of kintsugi. The pace and support of the teacher was just right. Being able to walk away with a beautiful plate to keep, that I’d repaired myself, is a real gift. Thank you so much Hitomi!

Jake Roser Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


We had an enjoyable time and learnt a lot about kintsugi practice. Would highly recommend.