Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop

You can learn beginner's Kintsugi method in 2 hours !



2 hours 1 to 6 label $120


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

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

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

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

After completing this beginner's course, you will be able to learn traditional Kintsugi . Traditional Kintsugi courses range from basic to advanced courses.

Classes start at 10:30, 13:30, 18:00 almost every day.

Knowledge Required

Perfect for beginners

What you'll get

1. A beautiful repaired Kintsugi plate
2. A small easel to display this Kintsugi plate
3. Substitute gold Powder
4. Textbook
5. Lots of knowledge about Kintsugi!

What to bring

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

Suitable for

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

Location

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

Your teacher
Kintsugi Australia
Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

5.0 (41)

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

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

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

Jun was featured on SBS Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=489207881638721

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

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

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

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

Kumi
She learned Kintsugi from Jun. She is familiar with Japanese history and culture. Her teaching is very kind.

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


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5

• Sep 2019


Jun and his wife made me feel very welcome and Jun's story of his journey into Kintsugi is really interesting, he is lucky to be able to do something he loves. I enjoyed his instructions as well as watching him work, it was a real pleasure. I have a nice display plate from my 2 hour workshop, and knowledge of the history of Kintsugi. Excellent afternoon well spent.
5

• Sep 2019


My partner and I did this class together and absolutely loved it. Jun was a great teacher, and so patient even when we went over time! Overall a great experience and would highly recommend.
5

• Sep 2019


I had a great time learning about Kintsugi even though I have no previous experience with pottery! Jun sensei was patient and very informative about the art and the class was quite therauptical! Got to create my own plate to bring home!
5

• Sep 2019


My teacher Hitomi was amazing! She was very patient and informative. I found this course to be great value for money with everything I needed supplied.

What struck me the most about Jun and Hitomi was their love for Kintsugi is so strong that they want to share their knowledge and show you how to make this an art form for yourself. The skills they teach you were designed so that you can take this art form and carry it on by yourself if you so choose to and if you don’t, you can continue with other courses and develop your skills.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone!
5

• Sep 2019


Jun-san's class was amazing and well-prepared. We learnt about Japanese history and culture, and he was kidn enough to show us his workshop area to see all of the other ceramics he is working on. So happy we left with a beautiful gift and new approach to life. 10/10!

Pottery workshop review by Wenny Ly
5

• Sep 2019


Excellent workshop. You will feel very welcome in Jun's cozy studio. He is flexible and patient with his students. It's a special and rare thing to find in Sydney! Would highly recommend.

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5

• Sep 2019


The class was very informative and the process was very relaxing and fun!
The teacher was very kind and I really enjoyed the class overall. Great experience and would totally recomend for everyone.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Fionna Sida
5

• Sep 2019


Both Jun and his wife were very welcoming and knowledgeable, which created a relaxing environment for the workshop. Can’t wait to come back to learn more about the art of Kintsugi and the meaningful philosophy behind it!

Pottery workshop review by Kathy Ky
5

• Aug 2019


Very friendly staff they made the whole experience fun and easy to partake. Everything was explained clearly and all materials provided.
5

• Aug 2019


Going to Jun’s studio reminded me of visiting my uncle’s home. It is a friendly atmosphere and he and his wife are genuinely interested in showing you their craft and so willing to teach. It was a surprisingly enjoyable and interesting evening.
5

• Aug 2019


This was the perfect class to relax and unwind and not think about the stresses of every day life. I chose this class because it is a way to focus on something peaceful and beautiful instead of my work and life pressures

Jun and Hitomi are very kind and knowledgeable. Jun was there to instruct help and guide through out the process in a calm and friendly manner .

Tea an a snack is also offered half way though which was a really nice touch and a good sign of hosting.

I could not recommend this course more


これはリラックスしてくつろぎ、日常生活のストレスについて考えることなく完璧なクラスでした。私がこのクラスを選んだのは、仕事や人生のプレッシャーの代わりに、平和で美しい何かに集中する方法だからです。

ジュンとひとみはとても親切で知識が豊富です。ジュンは、穏やかで友好的な方法で助けを指示し、プロセスをガイドするためにそこにいました。

お茶とおやつも中途半端に提供されていますが、それは本当にいい感じで、ホスティングの良い兆候でした。

このコースはこれ以上勧められませんでした
5

• Aug 2019


A fantastic class with an experienced and friendly teacher. I would highly recommend. Can't wait for the next class!
5

• Aug 2019


Great hospitality Jun and his wife were very knowledgeable and lovely people. Planning on going to work shop in Newcastle
5

• Aug 2019


He prepared so many stories about kintsugi to help understand what it is and he taught even very detail points. It was really amazing session
5

• Aug 2019


Had a wonderful time at the Beginners Kintsugi class. All materials were provided and I got to take home my beautiful plate ! Jun was a great teacher, the class was extremely informative and I feel confident enough to practice kintsugi at home until I return to do the Traditional Kintsugi class . Hope to bump into you in Tokyo Jun! Thankyou for a lovely afternoon .
5

• Aug 2019


The class was FANTASTIC! Jun is kind and patient and he was lovely he showed me around the city as I am new to Sydney. He is an incredible kintsugi master and I cannot wait to come back. I more than highly recommend this beautiful and original workshop. Thank you for the tea and your kindness, my plate is so lovely !
5

• Aug 2019


Beautiful class, amazing teacher and all round therapeutic experience. We loved the experience and would recommend for anyone looking to try something new! Thanks very much Jun!
5

• Aug 2019


What a beautiful class and teacher. Very thorough and informative. Loved the intimate atmosphere and stories from Jun. Highly recommend to all of you! Jun is very supportive and dedicated. Very sweet teacher.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Christina Cardillo-Zallo Sydney
5

• Aug 2019


The Kintsugi workshop was very enjoyable. Jun was a wonderful teacher, very patient and informative. It was a wonderful way to spend a morning.
5

• Aug 2019


I had such a lovely time with Jun. he made everything so easy and relaxing - it was more like a craft session with a friend. The plate I made is beautiful. I’ll definitely be recommending Jun’s Classes to all it’s admirers!

Pottery workshop review by Leanne Langdon Sydney
5

• Aug 2019


The kintsugi workshop was a fantastic experience. Jun is a great teacher and explains the process very clearly, demonstrating the techniques and tips to guide you through the steps. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will recommend the course to all my friends. Do the workshop - you will have fun and learn a new skill.

Pottery workshop review by John Gilders Sydney
5

• Aug 2019


I enjoyed this class immensely. Jun is an excellent teacher, the class was very well organised with the best equipment, a wonderful pacing and great attention to detail. In addition, Jun is very encouraging which is wonderful for someone like me who has very little confidence in their creative skills.
5

• Aug 2019


I really enjoyed this class. Jun is an excellent teacher - with just the right balance of instruction, information and lots of freedom to put things into practice.

It was very relaxing as well.

I learned about the history of Kintsugi and made my first ever piece.

I definitely recommend this workshop to others. I will be back again for sure.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jocasta Giles Sydney
5

• Aug 2019


Highly recommended! Jun is a wonderful teacher and we learnt so much. We’re definitely coming again for more of his classes.
5

• Aug 2019


Jun was a very patient and encouraging teacher. Before we started he let me in on the history of kintsugi so that I understand the philosophy of fixing broken things (which has a very profound meaning). During lesson, he kept assuring me not to worry about time or making mistakes, he simply would like the students to enjoy making the kintsugi calmly. I went a little over the time to finish my piece, and I’m so happy with how it turns out. Plus him and his wife were very warm people, we had a good chat in between the activities (and snacks too!). Thank you for the class Jun!

Pottery workshop review by Audrey Limas Sydney
5

• Jul 2019


I really enjoyed my session with Hitomi! She was really patient and nice, and was helpful with giving me pointers to complete my first kintsugi piece. This beginner's class is easy to follow and is a great introduction to the art and philosophy of kintsugi. Thanks Hitomi!

Pottery workshop review by Joan Ho
5

• Jul 2019


Very nice people, great workshop. Enjoyable and also learning about the art and history of kintsugi. I have signed up for the next stage of the course. Great experience. Thank you.

Pottery workshop review by Robert Fossey Sydney
5

• Jul 2019


Absolutely wonderful. Jun was so caring and explained everything clearly. All was well prepared to maximise time and his notes are really clear. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon
Thank you!
5

• Jul 2019


Jun is an excellent teacher. We had lots of fun! Highly recommended this course! fun!
5

• Jul 2019


This personlised workshop was excellent. Jun provided clear instruction and everything needed to create my first kintsugi. Highly recommended.
5

• Jul 2019


Bought this course as a gift and the recipient loved the experience... she said it was very interesting and relaxing
4

• Jun 2019


Great workshop, we learnt about both the practical and the philosophical parts of Kintsugi. Jun was a fantastic teacher!
5

• Jun 2019


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

Pottery workshop review by Kristin Sutter
5

• Jun 2019


Great class! The teacher is so friendly and well organized. Perfect little touches to make me feel like I was the only student. Thanks heaps!
5

• Jun 2019


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

Pottery workshop review by Joanna Yu
5

• May 2019


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

Pottery workshop review by Diane Sargeant Sydney
5

• May 2019


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

Pottery workshop review by Melinda Lamond
5

• Apr 2019


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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jenny Braham
5

• Apr 2019


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

Pottery workshop review by David Wan
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