Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney)

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



2 hours 1 to 12 label $120 or 4 payments of $30 Afterpay


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will postpone your booking accordingly. You are always welcome to gift this class.

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 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!

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 to appreciate for years to come.

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

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 objects at home. You can buy most materials in local stores in Australia.

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

A travel fee applies if instructor comes to your premises.

Please note if a private class is larger than 6 people, it will be spread across 2 rooms.


Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners
 
What you'll get
1. A beautiful repaired Kintsugi plate
2. Substitute gold powder
3. Textbook
4. 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 a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a great Mother's Day gift idea.

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 (182)

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’s Kintsugi was featured on the Spanish official site of the interior and design magazine ELLE DECOR!
https://www.elledecor.com/es/arte/a29572589/kintsugi-japones-reparar-grietas/

 
An article about Jun & Kintsugi by SBS.
https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/damaged-goods-kintsugi-craftsman-repairs-plates-and-people?fbclid=IwAR2WwyHHJ3RkoiVm-f1u4xwDlf0c-u2hOI7FcuGMhZ5AjUIsQkdMlkmBePU

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
Hitomi
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.

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

Kumi
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.


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Verified reviews
5

• Mar 2020


Jun was a great teacher. He thoroughly explained the history, philosophy and methods of Kintsugi and was very attentive to students. The location was very handy and easy to find. I had a wonderful morning and would highly recommend the experience.
5

• Mar 2020


Our teacher was lovely and very helpful. It was easy to get to the venue. I enjoyed learning the skills and was able to purchase materials to complete future projects at home. I really enjoyed this course.
5

• Mar 2020


Great class learning a beautiful craft with amazing teachers! Hitomi and Jun are both lovely and very talented teachers. We learnt how to repair a plate and look forward to practicing the skill of Kintsugi. I would highly recommend this class! Thank you Hitomi and Jun!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Emma Johnson
5

• Mar 2020


My partner and I had a great private class. Jun was an amazingly nice person and spoke to us about the history of Kintsugi too. Never felt rushed. Everything was explained well. Even got to have some green tea and Kit Kat. Very fun. Very cool!

Pottery workshop review by Steve Hoyle
5

• Mar 2020


My partner and I had a great private class. Jun was an amazingly nice person and spoke to us about the history of Kintsugi too. Never felt rushed. Everything was explained well. Even got to have some green tea and Kit Kat. Very fun. Very cool!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Steve Hoyle
5

• Mar 2020


Jun was a wonderful teacher. We all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Everything we needed was provided and we were so proud to take home our Kintsugi plates. Would highly recommend!!

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5

• Mar 2020


Gorgeous venue, great teacher and company.

Lovely touch of tea and sweets.

I’ll be back for further classes.

5

• Feb 2020


Had the best time doing a modern kintsugi class with Jun-san. He is an amazing, patient and knowledgeable teacher. I went with 4 friend and we had so much fun learning the art of "golden repair". We were all very impressed with our beautiful repairs. Excited to test out our new skills. Thank you for time and efforts Jun and Hitomi.

Pottery workshop review by Elaine Lee
5

• Feb 2020


Fantastic course teaching the basics of modern kintsugi. Jun-San was a patient and fun teacher!
5

• Feb 2020


The teacher and his wife were very friendly. The class was fun and insightful, with both technical skills and historical aspects. It was a great amount for beginners to accomplish in the time period.
5

• Feb 2020


Spent a wonderful afternoon learning the art of kintsugi with the wonderful help of Hitomi and Jun. A truly lovely experience, I will definitely be back for more!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Eliza Sullivan
5

• Feb 2020


We really enjoyed the class and thought the teacher Hitomi was terrific- patient and informative.
5

• Feb 2020


The class was so much fun and informative of modern Kintsugi practices! The teacher was so helpful and wonderful! We got to bring home a beautiful plate and got some Kit Kat’s too. Definitely worth it!
5

• Feb 2020


The class was great - my teacher was very knowledgable and personable, and obviously puts a lot of himself into what he does - I came away with some great skills and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening learning the art of traditional Japanese mending.
5

• Feb 2020


It was a great experience and I appreciated the wisdom and experience of Jun and his wife. A lovely way to end the week!
5

• Feb 2020


Wonderful teacher who is very encouraging. The class was so calming and satisfying to do. I want to break things to just to kintsugi them together now!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Jane Sydney
5

• Feb 2020


Modern Kintsugi Class. The class was intimate and extremely fun!
The teacher was very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. Highly recommend if interested in a hands-on activity and Japanese culture!
5

• Feb 2020


I would highly recommend taking time out of your busy life to spend a calm, creative and productive couple of hours with Jun and Hitomi. Jun did a great job explaining the technique and philosophy of Kintsugi. He was kind and patient and helpful. It was a lot more involved than we expected and we felt a huge sense of accomplishment at the end of the class. The tea break with Japanese snacks half way through was a pleasant surprise - thank you Hitomi.
5

• Feb 2020


My partner and I had an amazing experience. We will definitely be back for a more advanced class!
5

• Feb 2020


Wonderful unique experience learning from a very capable, giving, professional and charming teacher who has studied with five Kintsugi Masters in Japan over the years. All the equipment was provided and all one had to do was just arrive and enjoy the very special tutorial. The location and teaching area worked extremely well too along with the unexpected kind hospitality of Japanese tea and treats midway through this lovely journey. Many thanks and I would be happy to recommend this course to anyone.
5

• Feb 2020


Such a wonderful evening learning something new. Hitomi and Jun are such passionate teachers I look forward to practicing some more Kintsugi soon.
5

• Feb 2020


I have absolutely no craft skills but was intrigued by the technique. The instructor was charming and incredibly patient with me ... I was all thumb and awkward. That said, I left with a plate I love and am looking forward to showing friends. My sister who is quite crafty refuses to believe I did it ! Highly recommend.
5

• Feb 2020


I received a voucher for this kintsugi class as a gift, and I wasn't really expecting much. What I experienced far exceeded my expectations! The kintsugi process was fascinating and surprisingly satisfying. Hitomi was a great teacher - very patient. I would recommend this class to anyone.
5

• Feb 2020


Fantastic teacher, who provided everything necessary for the class (including apron and gloves), plus we took a break for fabulous Japanese tea. Can't recommend highly enough.
5

• Feb 2020


We had a beginner Kintsugi Workshop with Hitomi today and it was fantastic! She was very kind and knowledgeable, and guided us every step of the way so we’d be able to do Kintsugi at home. I’d love to do this class again. We were given Sencha tea, and Hitomi took photos that she sent to me afterwards. We were also given the gold/brass powder to take home afterwards. Am gifting this workshop to everyone I can!!!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Maddie Koczanowski Sydney
5

• Jan 2020


We loved the class! Jun made the class interesting through sharing his learning journey of the craft and his philosophy of kintsugi!
5

• Jan 2020


i did a beginner's Kintsugi workshop. It was a very exciting class. Jun is a patient and skilled teacher and I feel that after just one session I have acquired enough basic knowledge to try out the techniques he taught me at home. I am very inspired!

Pottery workshop review by Jan Orman Sydney
5

• Jan 2020


Teacher was very nice and patient (which is important for beginners doing such a delicate craft). Really appreciated the personal touch of sharing his journey learning about Kintsugi and it was very obvious Jun was passionate about teaching others about the process, sharing where to buy the equipment. Also love the Japanese tea and kitkats!
5

• Jan 2020


The teaching style was very good as he demonstrated & then assisted when needed. We had class of 4 so room size was good. All materials provided. Also short break with green tea & a snack. Time seemed to fly by so was a surprise when class ended. Very pleasant time. Would be a good gift for a friend. Kintsugi basics are easy to learn.
5

• Jan 2020


Class is amazing. Jun is a great teacher, and I feel this is a craft I will continue on my own into the future!
5

• Jan 2020


Fantastic class and a fantastic, patient teacher! I plan to do more classes. Highly, highly recommend.
5

• Jan 2020


Teacher Jun is incredible! He taught us the deeper meaning of Kintsugi and how this beautiful art can be related to your own lives. Jun took us through the history of Kintsugi, then showed us a step by step of the entire process.
Highly recommend this class for any person who wants to experience authentic Japanese art first hand!
5

• Jan 2020


I was really looking forward to the class and I was not disappointed. Jun explains the history and method of Kintsugi with care and patience. He explains the steps, the techniques, the materials and where to purchase them. I feel confident that I could repair a ceramic piece now. In time, I would like to learn the Traditional Kintsugi method. Thank you Jun.
5

• Jan 2020


We took the beginner's Kinstugi class with not much idea what to expect and were thrilled with the experience.
Jun was a fantastic teacher, who showed great patience, humour and friendliness.
We learned a lot from him and would definitely love to go back someday.
5

• Jan 2020


The class was wonderful - hands on, informative, fun and relaxed. Jun was a fantastic teacher. All materials were provided and we gained a deeper appreciation for the aesthetic, philosophy and technique involved in kintsugi. And! We all emerged with a beautiful original kintsugi ceramic piece! Would definitely recommend.
5

• Jan 2020


It was awesome! I really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend the workshop! The teacher was excellent!
5

• Jan 2020


Definitely a great class and a great experience to have.

Jun was both great at teaching the practical skill of Kintsugi, as well as the history and cultural significance of the practice.

All the materials were provided for and were great quality - getting to take home the plate you’ve made is pretty sweet as well.

Overall, a fun and engaging class that I would highly recommend.

Pottery workshop review by Aron Fernandez
5

• Jan 2020


Jun was absolutely fantastic, he was patient, funny and interesting. He made the whole experience very comfortably.

KINTSUGI itself was very interesting and so relaxing to do, I am really happy with my finished product!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Robyn Rogers
5

• Jan 2020


Had such a great time in Jun's Kintsugi class. He was so professional, and very helpful. Will definitely be returning, and recommending his workshop to people.


Pottery workshop review by Sofia Fuller-Smith
4

• Jan 2020


This was such fun and the teacher was so good she has made me want to learn more. I would love to do the more advanced courses when I’ve had some practice.
Arigato gozaimasu.

Pottery workshop review by Lesley Gruit
4

• Jan 2020


The workshop is fun. Jun is a funny and interesting teacher which shared his Kintsugi story and other Japanese culture stuff. This 2-hr class is worthy!
5

• Dec 2019


I found the environment for the Beginner’s Kintsugi Workshop was good to learn in, & the communication from the teacher was also good. It is a class that I would recommend.
5

• Jan 2020


Jun was excellent in every way from start to finish. Incredibly informative and relaxing. A meditation in action.

Pottery workshop review by Helen Smith
5

• Jan 2020


The class was fabulous. Highly recommended. Jun is such a great teacher, provided all materials we needed and clearly explained each step! Thank you Jun for a great class!
5

• Jan 2020


The course was excellent and the teacher was fantastic.
I felt privileged to have been taught by such a knowledgeable teacher.
5

• Dec 2019


Jun was a fantastic teacher and made us feel very welcomed! Would definitely recommend his class to anyone wanting to learn a little about Japanese history and the significance of repairing broken ceramics. Great experience!
5

• Dec 2019


Great teacher! Very knowledgable and friendly, my girlfriend and I had a lovely time! I look forward to the next class where i can fix a plate my family didnt know i broke hahaha

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Josh Bridge
5

• Dec 2019


This was one of our very first workshops we have been to and Jun was so helpful and accommodating. The workshop was very insightful where Jun taught us the history behind Kinsugi and also shared his journey into this amazing art.
Each step of the class was very thorough and detailed. Jun also gave us the opportunity to take photos of every step so we have something to visually look back at.
Highly recommend this workshop to those who are looking at doing something that is hands on and fun at the same time!

Pottery workshop review by Kim Vu
5

• Nov 2019


My mum and I took Jun's class and were amazed by his knowledge of and passion for Kintsugi! Jun took us through the process step by step and taught us about the philosophy along the way. Such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, I would recommend this class to anyone looking to destress :)
5

• Dec 2019


Had a wonderful time learning kintsugi culture and technique!! The teacher is great!!! She and Jun are both very characteristic and amicable, patient and knowledgeable!!! I was making a gift to my friend, and she loves it a lot!!! Definitely planning to learn traditional kintsugi techniques as well in the future.
5

• Dec 2019


We had a wonderful time with Jun and would recommend his classes to anyone wanting a fun and informative experience!
5

• Dec 2019


Jun was incredibly fun and a great teacher! My Kintsugi turned out really well! Highly recommend
5

• Dec 2019


Jun and his class is authentic and comes from the heart. One of the best team
Building activities I have done...full of spirit, soul, love and passion. This class will be all over the media very soon! XX
5

• Dec 2019


The teacher is very nice and the class was interesting.
Very enjoyable.
Good for team building
5

• Dec 2019


Beautiful patient instructors. The class gives you the skills to do your own repairs at home, but you also get to take our creations home.
5

• Nov 2019


Great class.
I have been wanting to learn how to do kintsugi for a long time. I'm glad I finally found this class and took the step.
It's always exciting to learn a new skill.
I can now confidently fix some beautiful pieces of broken pottery I have. And a new skill to add to my toolbox.
Looking forward to learning traditional kintsugi.
Hope to be able to bring Kintsugi Australia to Canberra for a class.
Wonderful teacher with very clear instructions.
5

• Nov 2019


Awesome class. Learnt about the history and philosophy of Kintsugi whilst having fun! Would highly recommend.
5

• Nov 2019


I did the beginners Kintsugi Workshop. All materials were provided and my teacher, Kumi san, was excellent. Highly recommend this course if you’re interested in exploring this wonderful Japanese art and it’s philosophy.
5

• Nov 2019


Master Jun is very kind and knowledgeable about the art of kintsugi! His wife, Hitomi is very hospitable and friendly (: I had a great time learning the art and also got to chit chat with both Jun and Hitomi. A great afternoon spent at their studio!
5

• Nov 2019


It was a very good class. I am sooooo happy! Very very nice. the teacher was fantastic.
5

• Nov 2019


Jun was an amazing teacher
Had a wonderful time and I really enjoyed the class
5

• Nov 2019


Some feedback received from the class attendees:

“I thought that the Kintsugi Class was really well run and informative. I enjoyed the practical element of this along with the history.”
“Outstanding”

From my dealings with Jun prior to and on the day, he impressed as very professional and organised. He and fellow teacher, Hitomi Morooka, even made a visit to the location in Macquarie Park a week in advance of the class to check the travel time, see what the space was like and to let me know the few requirements he needed to set up the class.

I would recommend the Kintsugi class as a great corporate small team event to break up a day of meetings and learn something completely new. The philosophy behind the craft is also interesting and applicable to team building.

Thanks also goes to ClassBento for arranging the class to be held at our office, which worked so well for our team workshop!
5

• Nov 2019


Lovely, highly enjoyable way to spend an evening. Jun was very knowledgeable and well-organised. We were able to complete the whole repair process, including an introduction to the Kintsugi philosophy, in the workshop, and walked away with our own beautifully refurbished piece of ceramic and lots of tips on sourcing equipment and materials to continue the Kintsugi journey at home. A wonderful experience.
5

• Nov 2019


I had a lot of fun creating this and learning about the philosophy of kintsugi. Thank you :)

Pottery workshop review by Rita Sarkis Sydney
5

• Jul 2019


The venue is in the city, very convincing. The teach is such a gentleman and very patient, friendly! All material is provided, I learned a lot and very satisfied!

Pottery workshop review by Christina Xu Sydney
5

• Nov 2019


Kumi was a great teacher: friendly, patient and knowledgable. The venue was situated near public transport. The materials provided were great to use. The modern kintsugi class is definitely good value for money. I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone who is interested in the beautiful Japanese art of kintsugi!

Pottery workshop review by Viola Bloomfield
5

• Oct 2019


The class was good fun and educational too. Our teacher was passionate and skilful, told us about the history of Kintsugi and led us through 2 hrs of simple instructions to produce a finished piece of art. The materials were all provided and the classroom was intimate and perfect for a small group session. I repaired a broken plate and now have it sitting on my coffee table looking beautiful. Inwould highly recommend the class and my teacher.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Julia Prudhoe
5

• Nov 2019


Kumi was amazing and I would recommend this class to anyone! So good! I will be using what I learnt at home!
5

• Nov 2019


Kumi was amazing and I would recommend this workshop to anyone! We were served food and tea, given a history lesson and the atmosphere was so peaceful.
5

• Oct 2019


The kintsugi beginners workshop was very clear and easy to follow in a very nice setting. The teacher explained & showed exactly what had to be done and the result was s very nice kintsugi plate.
5

• Oct 2019


They made the experience truly unforgettable. Starting with the philosophy all the way through till the process they explained everything in great detail and with patience. It was fantastic and they made my brother's birthday unforgettable.
5

• Oct 2019


Venue was easy to find with parking close-by. Jun was a wonderful teacher, kind, generous and patient. He loves his art and has a great story. All materials were provided - they were high quality, well-maintained and all very accessible to duplicate the process at home. I loved every part of it!
5

• Oct 2019


This was a fantastic class. We enjoyed it so much.
Jun was a great teacher and spent lots of time explaining the process of Kintsugi.
We would certainly recommend this class.
There were only 4 people in the class as well which was great.
5

• Oct 2019


June was just amazing! Great knowledge and energy. I was the only lucky one at that time of the day and June has spent all his precious rime just on me! The venue was very accomodating. Conveniently positioned in the city.
The materials provided were great, especially the magic metal powder. Overall the class was great value for money
I’d love to take the next class to learn the traditional techniques.
Thank you June!
5

• Oct 2019


Jun was amazing, knowledgeable and happy to teach all the students. He made the class fun and wasn't sacred to give us extra time I'd we needed it. He was encouraging and ensured we all did our best. We made some really nice kintsugi pieces and we given all the skills and tools to make our own. It was amazing
4

• Oct 2019


The classes at the studio are for 2-4ppl so my sister & I had plenty of attention from the teacher. Instructions were easy to follow & very relaxed friendly atmosphere. Location was easy to get too on public transport

Pottery workshop review by Nicole Welsh
5

• Oct 2019


Really enjoyed this class and am delighted with my Kintsugi plate that I got to take home! Super excited to try out what I’ve learned and start experimenting with different materials!
5

• Oct 2019


It was a great class. The teacher (Kumi) was very kind and patient. I had lots of fun. Thanks a lot.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Grace Shin Sydney
5

• Oct 2019


What a great class! Jin is a fantastic teacher. The lesson was a perfect introduction to Kintsugi
5

• Oct 2019


A well-structured and informative class! Jun-san shared cultural as well as personal history about kintsugi, and was a very patient and encouraging teacher. He taught us a self-developed affordable and efficient technique using modern, easily sourced materials, and served us tea and snacks midway. Thank you!

Pottery workshop review by Meiying Saw
5

• Oct 2019


Jun was well prepared and ready to introduce us to the art of Kitsungi. We had a delightful and productive workshop learning about the history, modern adaptations, Jun’s practice and of course making our own Kitsungi masterpiece. The venue in Sydney’s CBD is central and comfortable. Jun has designed the session well where we progressed at a steady pace and even have a chance to take a morning tea of matcha tea and cookies. He is helpful when you’re stuck and is generous with his knowledge. Thank you Jun!
5

• Oct 2019


A great class that was paced well with all materials provided. Highly recommend to anyone who is curious about Kintsugi. My teacher Kumi was patient and very informative. I thoroughly enjoyed my session.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Bernadette Huang
5

• Sep 2019


Excellent class. I found it relaxing and an great way to let out my creativity. The teacher was patient and encouraging. I loved it.
5

• Sep 2019


We had such a fantastic afternoon in Jun’s Kintsugi workshop. Jun was an excellent teacher - kind, patient and clearly very skilled and passionate about Kintsugi. I loved hearing about the philosophy and history behind the craft too. All tools were provided and Jun clearly demonstrated each step so I feel confident that I can continue at home. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning more about Kintsugi, it was a great experience.
5

• Sep 2019


It was wonderful. It really was a very beautiful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thankyou to both of them.
5

• Sep 2019


I was welcomed by Jun and his wife a very pleasant couple. Jun provided a concise short history of Kintsugi and provided information about where to learn more in-depth knowledge about the development of the philosophy behind Kintsugi. The workspace is clean ( a little small by Australian standards however I would say it’s very much what I imagine a working space to be like in Japan. All materials were supplied. Jun was very encouraging in his teaching even though I thought I was botching it up. At the end of the day I left feeling enriched for the experience. I have no hesitation in recommending this class. Rodney Scherer Graduate Diploma in Visual Art. ( Painting) Gippsland School of Art. Monash University

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney) review by Rodney Scherer Sydney
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.
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 (Sydney) 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


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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 (Sydney) 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
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 (Sydney) review by Jocasta Giles
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
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
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 Sydney
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 (Sydney) 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 Sydney
FAQ
I have a small plate that I would like to repair. Can I fix it in the class?
Sam
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?
Sam
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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