Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop

Learn Modern Kintsugi from a experienced Japanese teacher

2 hours Class size 1 to 12     label $120

Learn about the art of Kintsugi, mending broken ceramics, by experienced Japanese lecturers. We teach two styles and show you the difference between traditional and modern Kintsugi. In this beginner’s Kintsugi workshop, modern materials are used such as epoxy glue and putty instead of traditional Urushi lacquer, to make it easy for anyone to learn.

However, even with modern materials, Kintsugi is a time-consuming job (our modern Kintsugi method is not just putting together your pieces with golden glue and making a gold line). While using modern materials, it follows the traditional Kintsugi process. Please enjoy the step-by-step process during the workshop.

This beginner's Kintsugi workshop is an original technique designed by Kintsugi Australia to make it easy for anyone to use the modern Kintsugi technique, especially those who live in Australia. We will explain to you where you can get the materials at local stores so you will be able to continue Kintsugi at home.

Unfortunately, you can not repair your own pieces in the class. You need a whole session for repairing the provided plate. The difficulty and required time depend on the number, size, thickness, hardness/softness, surface smoothness/roughness and shape of the pieces.

We would like all of the participants will be able to understand from start to end so we carefully chose the best materials for beginner students.

This is a beautiful art to learn while also helping with sustainability as you are not throwing things away. Let’s do Kintsugi!

Please note:

  • Please let us know if you have any allergies.
  • We do not recommend this workshop if you’re pregnant due to the use of epoxy glue and putty.
  • This workshop is held for adults (However, ages 12+ could join us with an adult.
  • Plates vary depending on availability
  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us below.

Knowledge required
Designed for beginners.
What you'll get
  • Knowledge of the method of modern Kintsugi
  • A brief History, philosophy
  • A beautiful repaired Kintsugi plate
  • Textbook
  • Tea time
What to bring
We will prepare a broken plate. You do not have time to repair your own pieces during the class, however, we can give you some advice if you bring some photos.

You do not have to bring anything, but it's a good idea to bring an apron or mask if you are considering about fine dust or the smell of epoxy glue.

Suite 713, Level 7, 1 Queens Road (St Kilda Towers - 1 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC

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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 in Sydney studio, and also available when we visit Melbourne and Brisbane .

Beginner’s, Traditional and Kintsugi accessory courses are held in Melbourne every 4-6 weeks 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. (Sorry, but we stop accepting new repairs for a while)

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.

We hold a workshop in the Opera House as part of the 'Antidote' event on 11 September 2022.

We also hold workshops as a council event (such as Wagga Wagga, Orange, Wodonga) , corporate team buildings, and Hens Parties a lot.

Kintsugi Australia Team

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

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Nola Evangelou Dec 2023

The class was wonderful
Our teacher, Hitsumi, was so informative and very patient at every stage of the process. Her knowledge allowed me to understand the history and the importance of kintsugi over the past 500 years, but also the spiritual importance it allows people to have. Thank you, Hitsumi! I would love to learn and do more in the future! Arigato!

Keenan Consul Dec 2023

Teacher was very helpful and patient with everyone, felt like time flew by as it was very enjoyable class.

Catherine O'Kane Dec 2023

Jun was a warm, kind and very good teacher. I really enjoyed the kintsugi workshop. The class was well paced, and I am very pleased with the plate that we repaired using this method. I would defiantly recommend their classes to others!

Maggie Murphy Dec 2023

Absolutely loved this class! The instructions were easy to follow and understandable. The instructors were so kind and patient, helping everyone who needed it with a smile on their faces. I love my plate and am excited to make more by myself, as the instructions and materials needed were all explained so well! Highly recommend to anyone considering!

Nan Jordan Dec 2023

We had a positive experience. Clear and easy to follow instructions. Our instructor was very patient and available to assist and give helpful feedback. Overall nice and relaxing environment. We enjoyed ourselves and will recommend this to our friends

Juliet Goodchild Dec 2023

Perfectly planned class with all material supplied and good attention to detail needed by a beginner. Background to the art explained well. The importance of less is more well explained

Anne Faichney Dec 2023

Good directions
Though car park doors closed

Clear instructions

I liked the history shared

Equipment provided and a pack to buy at the end so able to begin process without trying to source materials.

Sarah Jones Dec 2023

Wonderfully patient teacher and I'm so grateful we were taught a brief background about Kintsugi as it was a perfect setting for trying it out.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Sarah Jones - Melbourne

Mary McLean Nov 2023

Fabulous experience, I learnt a lot in this class. The teacher showed a great deal of patience and skill. More than met my expectations. I had a great time.

David Rowe Oct 2023

This was a great intro class and fun way to spend an afternoon. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and we have a great keepsake from the class

Monique Winnett Oct 2023

Amazing class! It was really insightful into the historical background of this method. Hitomi and Jun were so kind and patient throughout the class.

Robyn Matheson Oct 2023

Excellent location for the Saturday class I attended. Sensei was encouraging, informative and provided support for learning the practical details for repairing the provided plate. All equipment was provided. Plenty of time to learn enough to complete our task, and lovely tea and refreshment provided. The option to purchase a comprehensive kit, to enable completion of projects at home is well worth the investment at the completion of the class. Context and historical perspective is given. I left the class feeling calm, relaxed and fulfilled in my endeavour. Will follow up with another class.

Claire Brown Oct 2023

We can't recommend this wonderful experience highly enough. I gifted this class to my three adult children and it exceeded all our hopes and expectations. Jun and Hitomi are wonderful, talented, humble, funny, encouraging teachers who ensured we all left with a work of kintsugi art that we were all proud of making. We had such fun together learning kintsugi. The class was perfectly set up with high quality materials and a well-paced task that we all achieved. Materials were excellent and we were able to purchase a home kit to continue practising kintsugi at home. Two hours flew by and we will definitely be back for another class with Jun and Hitomi. Thank you so much!

Mark Burley Oct 2023

Great teacher, very organised - I liked the way that everything was laid out for us. Very relaxed and pleasant experience.

Paula d'Alterio Oct 2023

Teacher was clear and helpful with excellent communication. Whole experience was highly pleasurable with great satisfaction in taking home a beautiful object. I would love to come to another class - especially if it was held in traditional Japanese home/ environment. Thankyou so much.

Pierre Rioual Oct 2023

It is the definition of a good workshop.
Bit of history, explications, shared experiences, learning a new skillsit's great!

Katrina Cunningham Sep 2023

All perfect. Well explained. Teachers manner was nurturing and kind. We learned a great deal in just 2hours. Thank you. Highly recommend anyone curious about beautiful Kintsugi to do this class

Monika Strasser Sep 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed the Beginner’s Kintsugi workshop. Our teacher, Juni, was very encouraging and he took us through the process step by step. The venue was easy to get to and the tools well set out. Now I just need to break something so I can repeat the process at home

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Monika Strasser - Melbourne

Denise Saunders Sep 2023

Lovely teacher, good info and help, pleasant environment, good amount of background info of philosophy, thanks for opportunity.

An Diep Sep 2023

Jun-San and his wife were friendly and passionate making the whole experience very enjoyable and easy to follow. Great workshop and definitely worth giving it go.

Marie van Drimmelen Sep 2023

What a great way to spend a few hours. Learning about the history and the significance of Kintsugi. Very practical and hands-on experience. I have some ideas about where I can use my new skills. Thanks!

Allison Styger Sep 2023

Such a great class. Really informative, inspiring and we had a fun time too. I purchased the take home kintsugi pack after class so I could get going on my own projects the very next day. I’m feeling very inspired.

Eden Samimi Sep 2023

Our teachers were really wonderful and helpful. We learnt about the history of Kintsugi as well and it was just a really lovely workshop, we had a great time!

Christy Sep 2023

Easy location free parking nearby
Lovely teachers. Both very friendly and extremely helpful and supportive
Good class sizenot too many
Excellent materials to work with and information about where to obtain them.
History was interesting and provided background.
Affordable kit available to purchase so I can try at home.

Pottery class review by Christy - Melbourne

Adrienne Barber Sep 2023

I had the best time learning how to mend broken china and was proud of my results. Our Kintsugi teachers were brilliant. But, on arriving home l dropped my plate on the concrete driveway. I will have an opportunity to have a go on my own. Thanks so much.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Adrienne Barber - Melbourne

Yiying Sep 2023

Fantastic class! It was very informative and the teachers were very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this.

Andrew Brown Sep 2023

The workshop was great a whole new experience.
The materials provided were excellent quality. Teachers very professional and told us the history of kintsugi which was very interesting.
Great workshop definitely recommend and attend future workshops

Marcy Nakasuka Aug 2023

Super knowledgeable teacher, well organized and fun class. Actual modern kintsugi methodology, not a simplified shortcut. Highly recommend it.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Marcy Nakasuka - Melbourne

Shaun Hilliard Aug 2023

The class was amazing, the teacher was fantastic and really knowledgeable. It was great to have all the materials set out and organised, while also have the sets available to buy at the end. Only the room was a little cramped and stuffy, but I would still recommend the class.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Shaun Hilliard - Melbourne

Astrid Simmons Aug 2023

My friend and I really enjoyed our 2 hour session doing Kintsugi!
Hitomi is a such a friendly and wonderful teacher.
The venue was quite easy to find and Hitomi was kind enough to meet us at the elevator and take us to the room.
All supplies to do Kintsugi were provided; we didn’t need to bring anything but ourselves!
And we ended up with such a beautiful Kintsugi plate.
Hitomi explained and showed us each step and gave us enough time to complete each step ourselves.
She was able to provide us with constructive feedback if needed.
Hitomi told us which products we could purchase at local stores for future projects.
Also had the option to buy a kit with everything included.
I’m definitely looking forward to booking in again when sessions to use lacquer are available!
Thank you Hitomi and Husband! ☺️

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Astrid Simmons - Melbourne

Theo Kindynis Aug 2023

This was a fun and informative class. Senseis Jun and Hitomi are great teachers and provide a lot of background and historical and cultural information. Sensei Jun provides very practical, easy to follow step-by-step instructions to the actual Kintsugi process. And it’s wonderful to create your own little ‘masterpiece’. I look forward to taking more classes with them.

Gaye Wealthy Aug 2023

I have been wanting to do a Kintsugi workshop for years. And finally doing this with Jun (Teacher) and Hitomi surpassed all my expectations. Jun's stories and sharing the history of Kintsugi made it all the more interesting. The venue was great - and perfect for 6 students. Materials, and the instructional hand-out were helpful, along with Jun's patience, and attentiveness. I loved the small plate that we all worked with and have mine displayed proudly in my home as a reminder to embrace imperfection and to see the beauty as it is.

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Gemma Young Aug 2023

Great class. Learnt lots, all the materials were provided and very clear instructions. The teacher is very funny and made the class enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone interested.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Gemma Young - Melbourne

Carmel Lum Aug 2023

I really enjoyed this class and the two Japanese teachers were respectful, knowledgeable, attentive and experienced in knowing how to manage the learners' experience. I liked how the Japanese history to kintsugi, culture and the teachers' stories were interwoven into the learning of kintsugi. I noted the teachers were thoughtful people. The group was small and there was a nice sense of doing a learning together. The venue was fine but the location meant one needed to remember its Melbourne, roadworks, traffic jam can hinder arriving on time - so plan to get their early and that'd would be safer. The materials were very accessible and very affordable- in fact had many of these tools. I liked that about the teachers' thoughtfulness and it was a good experience for money. I learnt kintsugi can be done in the traditional or a modern way and the end result look great. Importantly, the teachers taught traditional kintsugi too and I will be signing up for that in the near future. Definitely worth the time and effort.

Pottery class review by Carmel Lum - Melbourne

Linda Lazarus Aug 2023

Jun was engaging, knowledgeable and very encouraging. The venue was perhaps a little cramped but the group of eight people was a great size to ensure personal attention. Was a lot of fun and would highly recommend it

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Linda Lazarus - Melbourne

Sara Cullen Aug 2023

Very well instructed and easy for everyone. Leaves you confident to continue exploring the art on your own.

Giovanna Phillips Aug 2023

Wonderful experience Jun San and his lovely wife have created a great workshop experience, loved it! Highly recommend

Claire Conlon Aug 2023

Fabulous class. Jun san was a wonderful teacher. Very well organised. The 2 hours went so quickly.

Pottery class review by Claire Conlon - Melbourne

Vanessa Hutchinson Aug 2023

Class was wonderful- very relaxing and informative. Jun-san had a lovely manner and was a pleasure to listen to

Juhee Tulshyan Aug 2023

Jun-San was so knowledgeable and very engaging to listen to. I enjoyed hearing the history of kintsugi and he was very interesting. I am grateful that all the materials were provided and there were such clear instructions. Jun-San was also very helpful in helping guide the class and fix any mistakes we made. I very much enjoyed this class.

Mark Vasserman Aug 2023

Fabulous class conducted by a very passionate teacher.
I think I found a new hobby Kintsugi.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Mark Vasserman - Melbourne

Takemitsu Yamanaka Aug 2023

It was very fun, informative and interactive! The teacher was very helpful and encouraging. definitely recommend to friends and family.

Pottery class review by Takemitsu Yamanaka - Melbourne

Cheryl Gardner Jun 2023

I've wanted to do this course for ages and it didn't disappoint. The teacher was great he explained and demonstrated everything really clearly. I am delighted with my finished product and look forward to attempting the art of Kintsugi by myself very soon.

Pottery class review by Cheryl Gardner - Melbourne

Heather Moors Jun 2023

I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot. The teacher was very kind, professional and informative. Materials supplied were perfect, so it was a marvellous introduction to Kintsugi.
The venue was a little cramped but manageable.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Heather Moors - Melbourne

Maya Tran Jun 2023

Loved working with master Jun and Hitomi! Thanks to this class, I have a new hobby :)

Nick Heydon Jun 2023

Great teacher. Such a good experience. Loved it! Thank you to all involved. Highly recommend for a relaxing couple of hours.

Cindy Orchard Jun 2023

A wonderful experience. Jun (instructor) and his wife were really pleasant and Jun a great sense of humour! The class was well organised with all materials provided, some history of Kintsugi to provide context at the beginning, a step-by-step guide on the process and a lovely green tea and treat for morning tea break. The facilities were clean and instructions on where to go were clear. A really fun morning!

Rose Hawkins Jun 2023

We had a fantastic time at the workshop - excellent teaching, super clear instructions and a fun atmosphere. 100% recommend this workshop

Wendy Wong Jun 2023

Really enjoyed the class with a friend. Easily located venue with details given via email prior class.
Clear instructions and feedback given throughout the class.
Drink and snack refreshment provided for a short break during class much appreciated.
I really enjoy the end product and have also bought a kit to practice what we learnt on some broken plate and bowl I have at home.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Wendy Wong - Melbourne

Naomi Cullen Jun 2023

It was a great experience and enjoyable workshop.
Teachers are very kind and friendly, I really enjoyed it.

Charlie Soon Jun 2023

Jun was great! He shared with us various stories about Kintsugi and also taught the class in a light and humourous way. Two hours went past like a breeze and the end result is a beautiful art. I recommend anyone who's trying to learn something new in life to give it a try.

Pottery class review by Charlie Soon - Melbourne

Jane Faulkner May 2023

Only two hours long yet informative, fun, hands-on and a very good introduction to the magical world of Kintsugi. Thank you Jun and Hitomi.

Janet McLeod May 2023

Hitomi and Jun were excellent teachers. I loved hearing about the history of kintsugi, and very much enjoyed learning about the process. The materials and the tools were good quality and easy to use.

An unexpected benefit was taking a life lesson from transforming something broken and giving it new life as a thing of beauty. I looked within myself and I also looked at the things in my home that have needed repairing for years. Instead of feeling guilty about them, I have begun taking steps and making plans to transform them.

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Pottery class review by Janet McLeod - Melbourne

Alison Bigg May 2023

Fantastic teachers who took care of you every single step of the way. Funny, informative, instructional and really lovely caring energy the whole workshop. I just wish we had longer/more time with them! Looking forward to doing more work with them in the future and learning more! Thank you!

Christopher Bunting May 2023

Warm and welcoming teachers, with clear instructions and friendly encouragement! Fantastic way to learn the skills for modern kintsugi

Fernanda Veraldo May 2023

Hitomi and Jun were amazing teachers. It was a such relaxed atmosphere - beautiful concept behind kintsugi and you also have the chance to keep your beautiful little plate.

Olivia Jenvey Apr 2023

Lovely instructors
Good location
The time went by too quickly but a great end product and lots of fun had, thank you Jun and Hitome

Joanne Watson Apr 2023

Harder than you think to do . The class was well set up and heaps of fun . Highly recommend and great value for money .

Regula McKinlay Apr 2023

Lovely afternoon session getting to make my own kinsugi plate. The teachers were very knowledgeable and friendly and gave us some interesting historical background on the Japanese technique.

Glenda Macnaughton Apr 2023

Lovely enthusiastic teachers with great preparation. Very organized with materials needed for the class and information needed to follow through after the class.

Jennifer Marshall Apr 2023

I loved my Kintsugi beginners class. Instructor and materials were perfect for the task at hand. Thank you.

Pottery class review by Jennifer Marshall - Melbourne

Rachel Clements Apr 2023

Everything was fantastic, a truly special and unique experience. Our instructor was passionate and knowledgeable, all materials were provided and I got to take home a gorgeous keepsake as well as more knowledge about this beautiful craft to share with others. Thank you!

Natasha Chant Mar 2023

What a fantastic workshop! Jun-san and Hitomi-san were so professional and warm, everything was explained clearly and simply, and was thoroughly enjoyable.
I was impressed with the way everything was prepared and laid out professionally, which made it so straightforward and easy to find the correct tools to use. The little break to enjoy a delicious Japanese snack and tea was a lovely touch.
I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in the art of Kintsugi.

Natasha Chant Mar 2023

What a fantastic workshop! Jun-san and Hitomi-san were so professional and warm, everything was explained clearly and simply, and was thoroughly enjoyable.
I was impressed with the way everything was prepared and laid out professionally, which made it so straightforward and easy to find the correct tools to use. The little break to enjoy a delicious Japanese snack and tea was a lovely touch.
I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in the art of Kintsugi.

Zeena Lobo Mar 2023

The teacher Jun and his wife were great, explaining the history of the craft and providing all the materials. It was excellent and I would highly recommend the class.

Pottery class review by Zeena Lobo - Melbourne

Bridget Agius Mar 2023

Great teachers, very clear instructions and good materials.

Venue was a challenge to get to and park.

Andrea Curran-Bennett Mar 2023

I loved this class. The philosophy of kintsugi lead me to this class and the instructor made it. The instructors were warm engaging and Knowledgable. The technique itself is not difficult and the end result was beautiful.

Angela Ramagnano Feb 2023

Kintsugi class was great
Teachers were very knowledgeable and professional
I would definitely recommend this class

Stephanie Somerville Feb 2023

The teachers were fantastic, the materials were provided and everyone had a fun time. Thank you Hitomi and June.

Jaimee Morrison Feb 2023

Really good class - instructions easy to follow with a good teacher.
Made the class feel very personal

Pauline Howard Feb 2023

Class was excellent and teacher was very knowledgeable.
Room was a funny shape and a bit small, so when teacher was talking to one side of the room his back was towards the other side.

Kondilo Sideris Feb 2023

A great introduction into the art of Kintsugi. The instructors were informative about the technique and patient and helpful in their guidance. A relaxing, yet mindful process.
Thank you kindly for introducing me to this beautiful art form.


Matilda Lyle Feb 2023

Jun and Hitomi were such great teachers at Kintsugi class. Me and my daughter had so much fun and ended up creating a beautiful piece of art. Highly recommend!

Joanne Garfi Feb 2023

Amazing class. Wonderful teachers. Location is ok. I imagine it would be very busy during the week. I really enjoyed the history of Kintsugi. Expensive but well worth it! Great way to spend a couple of hours.

Belinda Haydon Feb 2023

This was a great class! The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful, every step was explained clearly including how to use the equipment provided. It was fun and interesting, and great to be able to take home a piece I had repaired. I also appreciated being able to purchase a kit at the class so that I could come home and start repairing straight away!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Belinda Haydon - Melbourne

Meryl Fernandes Feb 2023

Hitomi &:Jun are a fun & fabulous couple. Learning Kintsugi basics from them was a rewarding experience. They wove in bits of art history Great way to spend Sunday morning by yourself or with friends. I'll be back for Kintsugi Dojo.

Pottery class review by Meryl Fernandes - Melbourne

Emmy Bilal Feb 2023

Teschers very very informative and easy to understand instructions. Lesson was fun. Materials were supplied and teachers were thorough with where we could buy them. Great class and will definitely go back.

Catherine Adey Feb 2023

Teachers were really lovely. A fun evening. Very informative and relaxing. Loved learning the art! Thank you

Kezia Thamrin Feb 2023

Loved everything about this! Jun-san and Hitomi-san were wonderful! Would highly recommend them :)

Pottery class review by Kezia Thamrin - Melbourne

Claudia Marck Feb 2023

We had great fun, friendly instructions and nice snacks. Would recommend for a fun activity!

Meredith Squires Feb 2023

A lovely class. Presenters Hitomi and Jin were outstanding. A very enjoyable and informative session and a lovely piece to take home. Thank you.

Riley Nottingham Dec 2022

Brilliant teacher and experience. More than we were hoping for, thankyou so much! Really fun and informative with passion and humour

Carmel Crawford Dec 2022

Excellent experienced teachers, gave great step by step instructions and interesting stories along the way.

Megan Glyde Dec 2022

The beginner Kintsugi workshop was absolutely fantastic! Wonderfully knowledgeable and welcoming teachers, perfectly organised set of materials and instructions, and a beautiful piece to take home at the end. A really fantastic way to spend a few hours (the time flew by!). Definitely recommend!

Angela Arlotta-Reid Dec 2022

Amazing class! Jun the instructor was very passionate about not only how to do kintsugi, but also about the history and philosophy behind it! A very well paced class, with lots of verbal and written instructions and extra assistance from Jun when needed! The extra little snacks in the middle were also lovely! Would recommend to anyone with interest in anything Japan/Japanese and definitely will be looking at their other classes too!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Angela Arlotta-Reid - Melbourne

Jacinta Oakley Dec 2022

Excellent class - learnt the history of Kintsugi and practiced traditional techniques with a modern twist. Our teachers were attentive, kind, passionate and well prepared. Would highly recommend this class.

Misha Coleman Dec 2022

Great class, the instructor was friendly and helpful, I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn kintsugi, you also come away with a beautiful souvenir

Caitlin Pingnam Dec 2022

Fantastic! Highly recommend. Amazing teachers, and experience. Wonderful instructors with heart and high knowledge. Amazing ⚡️

Pottery class review by Caitlin Pingnam - Melbourne

Benjamin Sequeira Dec 2022

The class was very informative regarding the history and the steps for Kintsugi.

I had a wonderful time.

Lee Allen Nov 2022

Had a great time, excellent teaching and good venue. Wonderful to gain new skills and ready to put into practice

Cass Kohle Nov 2022

A delightful class, with very knowledgeable teachers! Very happy with the result of the little plate I repaired too. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is curious about kintsugi.

Pottery class review by Cass Kohle - Melbourne

Jenny Chan Nov 2022

Kintsugi is a delicate and traditional Japanese art form to repair broken pottery.
History and instructions of this process was well presented by Jun. Took home this beautifully repaired piece.

Pottery class review by Jenny Chan - Melbourne

Elizabeth Bell Nov 2022

What a fabulous workshop: old knowledge for modern times with wisdom for us all: wear one's scars with pride. The teachers were knowledgable and skilful, the process easy to understand and we all achieved fantastic results; of course one needs a lifetime of practice to become a master, I suspect.

Misa Fujii Nov 2022

I booked this workshop for myself and a friend a month in advance, and we loved it! Our workshop was 9:30-11:30am and the two hours flew by so fast, partly due to the fact that it was very organized and well-paced. Jun and Hitomi were professional, friendly and encouraging as they guided us through each step. It was nice to hear a bit about the history of kintsugi, as well as personal anecdotes from Jun. All the materials were well prepared and neatly laid out. We also appreciated the small tea break during the session. Would definitely recommend if you've been curious about trying kintsugi!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Misa Fujii - Melbourne

Alex Fyffe Nov 2022

Jun is fantastic. The pacing of the class was excellent, lots of interesting facts, a detailed but very approachable method. I'm inspired to do kintsugi at home and I feel like I'm equipped to do so (on a very basic level of course). Would recommend!

Jenny Parmenter Sep 2022

We really enjoyed this work shop. Jun-sensei was very knowledgeable, kind and patient with a good sense of humour. We love the little piece that we “kintsugi-ed”. Very enjoyable and good value for money.

Greta McKenzie Sep 2022

Teacher was very easy to follow and lovely stories
Great experience would highly recommend! Thank you Jun!

Leiza Henricks Sep 2022

Absolutely loved the class. Lovely experienced teacher, fantastic result. Class included yummy green tea and some snacks. Would definitely recommend this class.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Leiza Henricks - Melbourne

Rebekah Lee Sep 2022

Really great workshop, Jin is a patient teacher with lots of knowledge. I really enjoyed learning the background of this art and the personal stories.

Anna-Marie Stassen Sep 2022

Jun and Hitomi are so kind, friendly and fun. This was such a wonderful workshop where we learnt about the history of kintsugi as well as how to fix ceramics using the techniques taught. The venue was easy to find and comfortable and we even had a tea break with japanese snacks and green tea. Highly recommend this workshop!

Jessica Bulley Sep 2022

Our teachers were so welcoming and warm.
We were taught the history briefly before beginning the class. Each step was advised with patience and encouragement.
We will definitely be back! Thank you for a fun and creative class - we learnt so much and left feeling very fulfilled!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jessica Bulley - Melbourne

Jennifer Jenkins Aug 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to Kintsugi & have already booked for next class. Jun was a great teacher. I found the classroom rather sterile but understand it would be difficult to have a Japanese venue when you travel between various cities. Your website is excellent- covers all questions. Congratulations on a well run business.
Jennifer Jenkins
Mt Martha. Victoria

Jesse Raiden Aug 2022

I can highly recommend this workshop! It was fantastic! Jun, the instructor, was highly knowledgeable and a fantastic educator. The materials and facilities were excellent too. Its runs as a small group so there was plenty of 1 on 1 attention.

Philip Gould Aug 2022

Fantastic class, fantastic teacher! Really enjoyable and loved every minute of it! Thank you Jun!

Sherianne Wong Aug 2022

Great workshop and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jun is such a wonderful and kind teacher!

Venecia Bachee Aug 2022

Really enjoyable workshop, warm and inviting environment for beginners - clear instructions with Jun guiding us throughout the whole process - highly recommended as kintsugi is a wonderful principle worth learning

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Venecia Bachee - Melbourne

Eric Lee Aug 2022

Been wanting to do this for a while, and had so much fun and learned a lot. Jun was a fantastic teacher, friendly and super informative. Now i know how to fix my broken plates in a much better way Highly recommend.

Ikue Nishiyama Aug 2022

It was an amazing experiences. Very clear instructions and happy to know about the history of Kintsugi.

Michael Gray Aug 2022

Great class presented by a fantastic teacher who was very supportive and patient with everyone. We really enjoyed the session and look forward to booking the next one.

Victoria Gibson Aug 2022

I really enjoyed my experience learning Kintsugi with Kintsugi Australia. Both Hitomi and Jun are lovely. Jun was very friendly, and obviously knowledgeable. He was also very patient and each step was demonstrated clearly. I am determined to practice and learn more about this beautiful artform, and I have a plate I am very proud of. My new mantra "there is no "sorry" in Kintsugi" an artform literally celebrating and creating beauty in imperfection. I wouldn't hesitate to undertake another class.

Calli Brunt Aug 2022

This class was so much fun. Jun Sensei was engaging, gave clear and easy directions, informative, and very experienced in this art form. Small class size which was great. Totally loved learning about Kintsugi and highly recommend doing this workshop with Jun Sensei!

Clare Taylor Aug 2022

I had so much fun! Jim and Hitomi were wonderful teachers who took us at the perfect pace and were very encouraging and helpful.

June Zhou Aug 2022

Jun and Hitomi offered a fun and relaxing experience. They were patient, caring and attentive. The klutz in me walked away feeling fulfilled knowing I could apply Kintsugi at home now. Arigato!

Catherine Couch Jun 2022

Jun was a great teacher and very helpful. The class was enjoyable and I've even practiced this at home. Overall would recommend doing this class.

Shilpa Rao May 2022

Great teachers.
Very organised and planned.
Diffident room and space to suit me.
Friendly atmosphere.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Shilpa Rao - Melbourne

Shirley Sofoulis May 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed the class with Jun. Had everything needed for the class and a brief history of kintsugi.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Shirley Sofoulis - Melbourne

Sri Krishnamurthy May 2022

Teachers were fantastic and we had a great time overall. Highly recommend for anyone interested or curious in the art of kintsugi.

Alastair Tooth May 2022

Great value for money! Jun and Hitomi are so lovely, and very knowledgeable. Course is fully supplied too, so you just need to show up and learn from a master of the craft.


Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Alastair Tooth - Melbourne

Rachel Cheong Apr 2022

The class was done well, engaging and personable, friendly and professional master in kintsugi and his wife assisting the session. Good beginners class introducing Kingsugi history, its concept and how its relevance has taken hold in recent years across cultures given the principle of Kintsugi encompasses acceptance of scars and failures; trials and tribulations; and coming out of it all a better and more experienced; albeit restored and renewed version of oneself. It’s a great philosophy and serves well in the challenging pressures of current times. There are further advanced classes to master and understand the art in more detail if interested. Certainly a recommendable workshop and will look out for other similar workshops or the more advanced workshops in future.

Casey-Anne Evans Apr 2022

This class is beautiful and I highly recommend. Jun is a calm and skilled teacher, and shared wonderful stories and history with us. Thank you so much Jun and Hitomi xo

Pottery class review by Casey-Anne Evans - Melbourne

Rita Macarounas Apr 2022

Jun was just amazing! The whole experience was exceptional! Definitely recommend this workshop
Thank you for the amazing experience Jun m.

Gilliam Moseley Mar 2022

This class was well taught. Teachers were welcoming and attentive. The teachers helped me understand the philosophy, method and process. Many thanks.

Fiona Hainespettet Mar 2022

Great class. Everything provided. Excellent instruction and help. So glad we did this course after a 2 year COVID wait.

Frances Dale Mar 2022

This class was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. It was great to hear how our teacher Jun became a Kintsugi master. His desire to share this beautiful skill was so obvious in his enthusiasm and patience with us. The philosophy of acknowledging brokenness and honouring the scars by creating something beautiful is a wonderful metaphor for life. Looking forward to practising my new skill. Thank you Jun and Hitomi for a very special afternoon.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Frances Dale - Melbourne

Kylie Clapham Mar 2022

Supportive, humorous and knowledgeable teachers - we loved this class! Highly recommended for all levels and ages.

Pottery class review by Kylie Clapham - Melbourne

Kathy Perks Mar 2022

Delightful and caring teachers that loved their work and were inspiring. Really enjoyed the morning.

Chris Lowe Mar 2022

Loved the class!
Jun was very interesting, informative and helpful.
I learned a lot and would happily recommend the class to anyone wanting to learn this technique.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Chris Lowe - Melbourne

Anna Chalton Mar 2022

Such a lovely and calming experience! I bought the kit and will be doing my own kintsugi later on :) Thank you Jun and Hitomi!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Anna Chalton - Melbourne

Rie Maki Mar 2022

Really enjoyed the class. Was such a relaxing thing to do with my friend.
For a 2 hour class, it went quickly and I loved that I walked away with my kintsugi mended plate and knowing a little more about the philosophy of kintsugi.
Thank you so much for today Jun & Hitomi san!

Shauna May Mar 2022

A spiritual artform, wonderfully meditative pursuit, happy and generous teachers. The hours flew by and i left with a smile and a beautiful piece to remind me to practise. The class size and venue were great too. Thank you!

Mai Nguyen Mar 2022

The session was fantastic! The instructors were passionate about the. They were also very patient, considerate and helpful. I had a great time.

Nobuko Kobayashi Mar 2022

Relaxing atmosphere! Clear, step by step instructions.
Jun and Hitomi were very patient and kind!

Natasha Haron Mar 2022

This class was very enjoyable thanks to Jun-san's patience, expertise and sunny demeanour. In 2 hours we learned a bit about the history and philosophy of this Japanese art, and were guided through the steps in a way that was easy to follow. The time just flew by! I love my repaired piece and would love to try my hand at more kintsugi repairs.

Pottery class review by Natasha Haron - Melbourne

Sean Cutter Mar 2022

Terrific teachers! Very patient, kind and helpful! Loved learning about the art of kintsugi and the history behind it!

Kate Gilbert Mar 2022

Expert teacher also excellent communicator. So passionate about his art but also very patient and complimentary of our beginner skills - a terrific workshop , very much enjoyable and a beautiful piece of art to take home too!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kate Gilbert - Melbourne

Nina Baird Mar 2022

What a genuine experience from the lovely Jun and his wife. In depth, historical insight, passion and gorgeous skills. The class was easy to follow and almost meditative in process. The added touch of some little sweet and savory treats and tea was so lovely. I particularly enjoyed Jun's passion about Japan in general and his enthusiasm to entice us to travel there.

I attended with my mother for whom I had purchased a gift voucher a year ago ( great to finally be able to use it and was honored without question)

The venue was easy to find with great parking available and a cool cafe nearby for pre class coffee.

Pottery class review by Nina Baird - Melbourne

Katrina Vrettas Feb 2022

What a wonderful night of learning and creation. Jun was an absolute delight, so kind, informative and helpful. Everything was so perfectly organised and calm, a beautiful relaxing energy while we learnt.
You take away so much more from the night than just a keeps sake, but a beautiful symbolic message of learning to be imperfectly perfect.

Lailani Gulinao-Dorupa Feb 2022

The class was amazingfinally a step in the right directionvery keen on learning the crafy more in depth

I love my output from last night

Pottery class review by Lailani Gulinao-Dorupa - Melbourne

Melinda Wallis Feb 2022

Was a great little workshop, hosted by the most friendly and knowledgeable couple - thanks for a lovely evening.

Rie Sasaki Feb 2022

It was fun class, I enjoyed very much.
Also I learned a lot of new things about Kintsugi. Thank you.

Sarah Gamble Feb 2022

Jun & Hitomi are great teachers for sharing all their knowledge of Kintsugi to us. Both are humble & approachable. All materials are provided. Small group atmosphere. I enjoy the workshop very much!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Sarah Gamble - Melbourne

Lorraine Flannery Feb 2022

The session was fun and easy to follow. The teacher very good, interesting interactive and gave us plenty of time to complete our project.

Pottery class review by Lorraine Flannery - Melbourne

Andrea Campo Feb 2022

Amazing and patient teacher.
It was a wonderful experience to learn not just the skill of Kintsugi, but the history of the art!
One of the best workshops I've ever done! It was so well organised
Thank you Jun and Hitom for making me feel so welcomed, the moment I walked in

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Andrea Campo - Melbourne

Rhiannon Collins Feb 2022

The teachers for this Kintsugi class were wonderful. They provided clear instructions and left me confident that I can do this again by myself. All materials were provided.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Rhiannon Collins - Melbourne

Denise Moleveld Feb 2022

Loved this small intimate class. I certainly feel more confident in fixing my valuables now

Candice Hona May 2021

Jun and his wife were both lovely teachers and had lots of interesting anecdotes while we worked.
The class was taught well and was very personal.

Hannah Fortune May 2021

We did the Beginner Kintsugi class here in melbourne and it was great! Jun san was incredibly helpful, clear and engaging the whole class. We love our new plates! Thank you for everything you taught us :)

Alice Knichala May 2021

The teachers are very friendly. I feel confident to try this skill at home. The only thing preventing a 5 star rating is that I would have liked a list of materials and where to purchase them included in the work book. Jun-san did tell us during the class and encouraged us to take a picture of the materials after the class, but I was in rush to go to the loo that I forgot to take the picture.
Overall a good class. Would recommend.

Nicola Brackertz May 2021

Fabulous and patient teacher. The workshop was very organised and clearly presented. It was a lot of fun.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Nicola Brackertz - Melbourne

Cynthia Chu May 2021

Fantastic knowledgeable teacher. Very well organised materials and schedule. Love to learn more about Kintsugi, looking into a more advanced class!

Pottery class review by Cynthia Chu - Melbourne

Oliver Heath May 2021

Jim-San and Hitomi-San were great teachers. This was such a fun workshop and I highly recommend it! Thank you very much

Blanka Dudas May 2021

Very informative and authentic, with so much attention to detail. Loved it so much, I’m about to sign up for the whole weekend of the traditional method next month

Carlier Makigawa May 2021

A well instructed class. Very clear and easy to follow. Happy to learn non traditional way, using epoxy and not urushi as I am allergic. Great results and can continue practising at home.

Sue Mickelburough May 2021

What an amazing morning we had learning Kintsugi from our teacher Jun … he was so informative and made repairing the ceramic plate easy to learn and a pleasure to do … Jun and his wife were amazing teachers and we hope to come back to do more classes in the future. Highly recommend doing this class for anyone who has a interest in restoring broken ceramics to a new form of beauty

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Sue Mickelburough - Melbourne

Darren Cullerne May 2021

It was an excellent introductory course for Kintsugi. There was some history and information about how traditional Kintsugi differs from modern Kintsugi, clear and helpful instructions, and information on how we could do more.

The instructors were delightful, friendly and supportive throughout the session.

I would 100% recommend this course. THANKYOU! :)

Maggie Ivanovsky May 2021

This was an absolutely fantastic class!
A great introduction to Kintsugi as well as the history and the idea behind the practice.
Jun sensei and his wife Hitomi were very friendly. They made the environment fun and informative. Jun sensei also guided us every step of the way.
We can't wait to try the next class up.
Highly recommend this class!

Joanna Coddington May 2021

Terrific experience all around. Well paced, great instruction, small group, materials all supplied. Would recommend

Lisa Hunwick Apr 2021

Great class, well run and easy to follow. Hosts looked after us very well. Many thanks

Elaine Johnson Apr 2021

Wonderful class. Learnt how to beautifully glue back together a broken (treasure) ceramic item.more than basic gluing together. A way so it is not just a pile of glue bulging from the crack. Teachers aware that English is a second language. Allowing not a long time of talking but giving some of their history as well and process to follow. Very very good.

Nancy Lang Apr 2021

The class was very well run. All the equipment we needed was supplied and well organised, and the steps to achieve a golden mended plate were clearly demonstrated and achievable. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Erin Choi Apr 2021

Jun -san and Hitomi-san were fantastic instructors who made us feel comfortable. The class was really interesting and well prepared.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Erin Choi - Melbourne

Karen Libbis Apr 2021

An enjoyable, relaxing class with expert tuition. Jun and Hitomi could not be more helpful and encouraging.

Derrick Lum Apr 2021

Jun San did really well in explaining and providing a great learning experience throughout the class. would definitely come back again.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Derrick Lum - Melbourne

Tracy Tormai Apr 2021

Very informative, well paced class. Teachers were very helpful, everything required supplied, and the perfect class size for group and individual attention.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Tracy Tormai - Melbourne

Leah Good Apr 2021

Jun and Hitomi were amazing and such an informative class.
Learning about Kintsugi is very relaxing :)

Stacey Taylor Apr 2021

I loved the personal stories and interactions as well as the skill sharing and patience.

Maureen Cooney Apr 2021

Lovely teachers, very patient! All materials provide d. Good information and cost venue.
Thank you all

Elizabeth Browne Apr 2021

Jun and Hitomi are wonderful teachers. This was a very relaxing class with clear instructions and plenty of help and encouragement. Thank you!

Colleen Angel Apr 2021

What an amazing couple. Absolutely felt at home from the first minute. A lovely small class of 6 with lots of hands on help. I learnt so much and am totally hooked. Everything was supplied and we all got to take home our Kintsugi masterpiece.
Highly recommended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Colleen Angel - Melbourne

Deborah Rowe Mar 2021

Thank you Jun San and Hitomi San - great class with step by step, easy to follow instructions, I especially loved the extra info on the history and meaning of Kintsugi. Highly recommend

Sarah Lonigro Mar 2021

This class was GREAT! It was such a wonderful experience to learn not just the skill of Kintsugi, but the history of the art! Such a great experience, I would highly recommend!

Emily Hylard Mar 2021

Attentive and knowledgeable instructor, comfortable venue and relaxed atmosphere. Was able to complete entire project in the class time and went home with a beautiful, finished dish. Highly recommend this class! Thanks for a great lesson, Emily

Jennifer Paschal Mar 2021

This was both fun and interesting! Jun and Hitomi were warm and patient sensei. I really enjoyed learning the process and hope to use these skills to keep practicing at home. The method was very hands on with clear steps. There was an older child in the class, and the teachers were kind and encouraging with him, so it's something all ages can enjoy!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jennifer Paschal - Melbourne

Daniela Martinez Mar 2021

Fantastic Experience! Hun and Hitomi are clearly passionate about Kintsugi and it was our privilege to have the opportunity to learn about it and come away with our own Kintsugi plate.
Would recommend

Pottery class review by Daniela Martinez - Melbourne

Arielle Lawrence Mar 2021

Jun San and his wife are great! We had a blast. Not only did we practice Kintsugi but we had a history lesson about it. I highly recommend this activity. Arrigato Jun San

Claire Weightman Mar 2021

Wonderful introduction. Thank you so much to both of you. I will be trying other classes with you too!

Anny Beresford Mar 2021

I have just attended the Beginner’s Kintsugi Workshop in Melbourne. What a great workshop! Jun and Hitomi were welcoming and very informative. Class notes and all materials provided. I fully recommend this workshop to anyone with an interest in beautiful Kintsugi. Regards and much thanks to Jun and Hitomi. Anny B

Disa Dimitrakakis Mar 2021

Excellent class. Jun-san & Hitomi-san were both wonderful. Kintsugi is such a beautiful practice and I really enjoyed my introduction to the technique. Looking forward to joining them again to learn the traditional method.

Thank you Jun & Hitomi!

Ruth Flowers Mar 2021

Highly recommend this class. Teachers were very knowledgeable, generous in sharing their knowledge, very friendly and the venue was central. The class was simple and streamlined, well organised, and gently supervised. And we learned heaps.
We will return to do more. Thank you.

Romana Malovan Mar 2021

Great hands on learning, even for someone non-crafty like myself. Will definitely do more.

Yuk Loke Mar 2021

I really loved it! Jun and Hitomi were so courteous and knowledgeable in their skills. If you like Kintsugi, you must give this class a go!

Pottery class review by Yuk Loke - Melbourne

Kate Martin Mar 2021

Jun and Hitomi were wonderful teachers! So caring and attentive. I had a beautiful experience -
I will never forget this and I will treasure my piece of Kintsugi forever.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kate Martin - Melbourne

Costa Symeonidis Mar 2021

Fantastic class. Jun and his wife were very warm and welcoming. I highly recommend anyone to try kintsugi.

Anne Miles Mar 2021

Totally loved this class and definitely want to go advanced now! I could get addicted to Kintsugi and start smashing plates everywhere.

Pottery class review by Anne Miles - Melbourne

Fiona Darmoko Feb 2020

I definitely recommend this kintsugi class, it was really enjoyable. Jun and Hitomi were a great teacher.

Edwina Enderby Feb 2020

One of the best workshops I've ever done! It was so well organised. Techniques were clearly explained and it all unfolded very logically. The materials were great, so were the explanatory notes. It was very satisfying to finish the project by end of the class and I know that I can complete another project in my own time. But the best thing was getting an insight into the philosophy behind the craft. Perhaps it is - the traces living leaves on you are to be celebrated and cared for. Not discarded or disguised. Hooray! Thank you Jun and Hitomi!

Alan Morris Feb 2020

Preparation is everything - and this course was prepared and run seamlessly.
We achieved a great deal in only two hours

Cally Robertson Feb 2020

This class was excellent! In two hours I walked away with a sense of what Kintsugi was about, a great understanding of the modern basics of the craft, plus some extra supplies to ensure that I can try again at home.

Jun and Hitomi are excellent teachers and they provided support throughout the class to ensure everyone walked out with a beautiful piece.

Plus there is Japanese tea and snacks! And how can you beat that!?!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Cally Robertson - Melbourne

Kerrii Cavanagh Feb 2020

Excellent, practical hands on kintsugi class with all materials provided. Jun, the teacher, was warm and informative and clearly a master at his craft. He even provided delicious genmaicha and Japanese Kit Kat’s for mid class snack. Highly recommended.

Tina McCarthy Feb 2020

Really interesting class has inspired me to do more and learn more. I can see this taking over the living room! Easy to understand instructions, a great basic overview, end result was fabulous for a first effort. Thanks Jun and Hitomi!

Darin Lloyd Feb 2020

A lovely way to spend a Sunday morning learning such a beautiful tradition. Thank you

Thuy Tra Feb 2020

The class was fun. It’s good to learn something new. Good teaching skill. Thanks :)

Pottery class review by Thuy Tra - Melbourne

Sharron Dickman Feb 2020

I enjoyed this class. Teachers presented the information clearly, showed by examples and helped when it was needed. Gave everyone positive support and I appreciated how everything was neatly laid out for our use, and the mid-project cup of tea and snack was welcome. I learned about the history as well as practical aspects of Kintsugi. Am considering taking the more detailed course. Small group meant we were all busy, but the room was positive and cheerful.

Rachel Polivka Feb 2020

Such a good workshop! Everything from the philosophy behind kintsugi to the actual technique was very interesting. Our teacher, Jun, was a patient teacher and it was nice to hear him talk about how he got into kintsugi and different things about his life and Japan in general. The workshop was comprehensive enough that we could repair our own pieces at home in future.

Pottery class review by Rachel Polivka - Melbourne

David Liknaitzky Nov 2019

The process was informative, fun and handled very competently and amiably. I gained enough knowledge and skills to continue on my own.

Nurten Dalga Nov 2019

It was wonderful. We learnt the ancient art of Kintsugi. It’s so beautiful and relaxing. The teacher was patient and encouraging. Appreciated the Japanese snack and tea. Thank you to both of them.

Danielle Sturgeon Nov 2019

I had a wonderful time during the class. Everything was clearly explained, the pace was perfect and I’m so happy with my new skill! They were passionate about the art form, really inspiring. Thank you

Pottery class review by Danielle Sturgeon - Melbourne

Jane Cocks Nov 2019

Excellent, engaging teacher and class. I left looking forward to trying Kintsugi at home and feel like I have the basic skills to get started. I’d definitely recommend this class.

Pottery class review by Jane Cocks - Melbourne

Mim Johnson Nov 2019

Jun was a very patient and helpful teacher. He taught me the skills and artful techniques to fix a precious wedding platter, accidentally chipped by our daughter. :)
Thank you so much!

Miranda Ho Nov 2019

The teacher was extremely knowledge and engaging. I loved his little anecdotes and fun facts about Japanese culture (thanks for the recipe for chicken karaage

Pottery class review by Miranda Ho - Melbourne

Felicity Hood Sep 2019

Really loved having the opportunity to experience first hand something that I had only seen on a screen. The small group was the perfect size for all of us to follow the steps to complete the plate. Jun was informative about the kintsugi philosophy. His feedback during the process was a good mix of encouragement and correction. Appreciated the Japanese snacks and tea. It was fun. I can highly recommend

I have a small plate that I would like to repair. Can I fix it in the class?
If you learn the basics in my class, you can repair it yourself. But you can't repair your own dishes at the workshop, but I can give advice. The beginner class is suitable for quick restoration using epoxy resin. If you use lacquer and repair it in the same way as 500 years ago, we recommend my other class - the traditional gold Traditional Kintsugi class.
Can I eat off the Kintsugi plate we made in class?
Yes, you can use Modern Kintsugi plate but only for dry foods because the modern method uses chemical materials such like Epoxy glue. If you use Traditional kintsugi method, it’s safe for foods. We recommend you to use it occasionally not everyday use.

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