Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Melbourne)

Learn Kintsugi techniques in Melbourne

2 hours Class size 1 on 1 label $120

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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.

This beginners Kintsugi class is 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. We will also explain where you can get the materials. After the class, you will be able to repair your own object at your home. You can buy most materials in local stores in Australia.

Please let us know if have allergies for something.

We do not recommend this workshop if you’re pregnant due to use epoxy glue and putty.

Knowledge Required
Perfect for Beginners
What you'll get
1, Much knowledge of the Kintsugi
2, A beautiful Repaired Kintsugi plate
3, Textbook
4, Tea Time
What to bring
We will prepare a broken plate. You do not have to bring anything.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Kintsugi Australia Studio - Suite 203A, Level 2, The Block Arcade, 282 Collins St, Melbourne

Your teacher
Kintsugi Australia
Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

5.0 (239)

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

Jun’s Kintsugi was featured on the Spanish official site of the interior and design magazine ELLE DECOR!

An article about Jun & Kintsugi by SBS.

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.

Jun visited and studied many Zen Gardens in Japan. And he enjoys the minizen garden every day.

Our Teachers
She is Jun ‘s wife.she learned Kintsugi from Jun. She has a Kintsugi Accessory Class .
Hitomi is a naturopath and healing expert, and has visited many Zen Gardens for research.

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.
She knows a lot about Japanese history and Zen Garden.
The teaching is popular with students.

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

Masano was born in Kyoto, the home of Zen Garden. She has been familiar with Zen Garden since childhood.

Verified reviews

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 (Melbourne) review by Cally Robertson

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!

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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 workshop review by Thuy Tra

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 workshop review by Rachel Polivka

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 workshop review by Danielle Sturgeon

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 workshop review by Jane Cocks

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 workshop review by Miranda Ho

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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