Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop

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

2 hours Class size 1 to 8     label $120

  • If you're fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend this class anytime
  • If you're not fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend from 15th Dec onwards, or when NSW reaches 95% double vaccination, whichever is earlier

Learn about the wonderful art of Kintsugi at our beginner workshops in Sydney. Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer, with gold, platinum or silver, which dates back to 15th century Japan.

The philosophy of Kintsugi is that an object is sometimes broken; however, this is part of its life, and rather than throwing it away it can be repaired and have its cracks remain to show its history and story.

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

This beginners Kintsugi class uses an original technique designed by Kintsugi Australia to make it easy for anyone to use the Modern Kintsugi technique, especially for those who live in Australia.

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

Please note:

  • If a private class is larger than seven people, it will be spread across two or three rooms.
  • Let us know if you have any allergies.
  • We do not recommend this workshop if you’re pregnant due to the use of epoxy glue and putty.
  • This Beginner’s Kintsugi workshop can also be taken in a private setting from 2 people. Please feel free to contact us.
  • Plates vary depending on availability.

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

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

Your teacher
Kintsugi Australia
Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

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Kintsugi Australia is located in Sydney and the only organisation in Australia completely specialised in kintsugi, offering private and group lessons, repair and kintsugi artistic creations. After completing our course, the students can join the Kintsugi Dojo where they can continue to create their own work of art, and they can improve their technique to become kintsugi masters.

Kintsugi Dojo is available only in Sydney main studio, but online Dojo is starting in February 2021.

Beginner’s, Traditional and Kintsugi accessory courses are held in Melbourne nearly every month and occasionally in Brisbane.

Jun Morooka is a kintsugi master. He is an expert in the Traditional Kintsugi method with natural lacquer (urushi) and gold. He has also developed his own method using modern material, bringing innovation to an ancient technique. He accepts commissions to repair broken pottery and ceramics with kintsugi.

Jun Morooka was born in Tokyo in 1959. He moved to Sydney in 1987 and in 2008 he started to manage a Japanese restaurant called JIPANG. He fell in love with kintsugi after watching a TV documentary. He decided to go back to Japan to train with five kintsugi masters in Kanazawa and Tokyo. In 2018, he established Kintsugi Australia in Sydney.

Jun Morooka teaches Traditional Kintsugi and Modern Kintsugi in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, he exhibited his artwork at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. "Kibou" and "Negai" were displayed in the hospital to show that scars can become beautiful.

In June 2020, "Jikuu" was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize - Open Category. The artwork was selected among over 800 entries and was displayed during an online exhibition (31 July - 30 September 2020).

Jun Morooka has appeared on a number of media outlets, such as ABC News and SBS Australia. An audio interview is available on SBS Japanese Radio and a video interview on SBS Australia Facebook page. He was also featured on ELLE DECOR (Spain).

Jun Morooka was invited to give a kintsugi lesson during the TV Show The Bachelor Australia aired on Channel 10 on the 17th of September 2020.

Jun and Hitomi Morooka were on the TV show The Livingroom on Channel 10 on the 21th of May 2021.

Our Teachers

  • Hitomi 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.
  • Kumi learned Kintsugi from Jun. She is familiar with Japanese history and Zen Gardens. Her teaching is very kind.
  • Noriko leaned Kintsugi from Jun. She has many years of experience of working in Travel agency and has a lot of knowledge of Japan and its culture.
  • Masano was born in Kyoto, the home of Zen Garden. She has been familiar with Zen Gardens since childhood.
  • Kimie is the first of Jun’s students. She learned Kintsugi from 2017 in a Jun’s class. Her knowledge and techniques are splendid now. Her Kintsugi is delicate very beautiful.

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Sue Hinton Dec 2021

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

Amanda Wong Nov 2021

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

Brigitte Ross Nov 2021

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

Jacqui Wise Nov 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jacqui Wise Sydney

Rong Shao Nov 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Rong Shao

Andrew Ye Nov 2021

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

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Jonathan Lagos Nov 2021

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

It was very informative and fun

Mark Bereznitsky Nov 2021

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

Zabelle Betchakjian Nov 2021

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

Jessica Wen Nov 2021

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

Lauren Mihaljek Nov 2021

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

Kevin Nguyen Nov 2021

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

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

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

Maheen Malik Nov 2021

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

Suzanne Duncan Nov 2021

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

Shaynna Smith Nov 2021

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

Chhavi Shah Nov 2021

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

Sue Kenney Nov 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Sue Kenney

Yeng Luo Nov 2021

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

Anna Eoclidi Nov 2021

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

Michelle Tran Nov 2021

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

Tara Egger Nov 2021

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

Melva Lee Nov 2021

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

Thanks for a great morning

Shiwani Menon Nov 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Shiwani Menon

Lewis Jaffrey Nov 2021

Loved the class!

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

Andrew Crook Nov 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Andrew Crook Sydney

David Post Nov 2021

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

Anne Ferguson Oct 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Anne Ferguson

Jude Durrant Oct 2021

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

Emma Finn Oct 2021

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

The materials provided were exactly what was needed.

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Emma Finn

Jody Rodas Oct 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jody Rodas Sydney

Claire Atkinson Oct 2021

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

Kathryn Bernstein Oct 2021

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

Susan Brittain Oct 2021

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

Marie Britt Oct 2021

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

Tiffany Teow Oct 2021

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

Paul Valiontis Jun 2021

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

Annie Heagney Jun 2021

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

Michelle Mountford Jun 2021

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

Peggy Moore Jun 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Peggy Moore Sydney

Anna Li Jun 2021

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

Kathleen Jun 2021

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

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Louise Foot Jun 2021

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

Marie-Lyse Eliatamby Jun 2021

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

Tomoe Ito Jun 2021

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

Andy McGinty Jun 2021

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

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Siobhan Costello Jun 2021

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

Kim Sirimanotham Jun 2021

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

Nikos Maniaty Jun 2021

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

Donna Bolton Jun 2021

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

Camille Dickson-Deane Jun 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Camille Dickson-Deane

William Cohen Jun 2021

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

Tanya Keg Jun 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Tanya Keg

Alice Bonell Jun 2021

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

Kathleen Byers Jun 2021

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

Evie Farah Jun 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Evie Farah

Hugh Bennett May 2021

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

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

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

Angela Christina May 2021

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

Tegan Thorpe May 2021

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

Vaishali Hingmire May 2021

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

Yongjoon Lee May 2021

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

David Sheridan May 2021

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

Linda Tomasiello May 2021

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

Nae West May 2021

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

Alexandra Bailey-Charteris May 2021

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

Angus Leche May 2021

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

Andrew Wowk May 2021

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

Shyamika Peeligama May 2021

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

Morgan Rice May 2021

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

Rainier Reyes May 2021

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

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Jenny Gibson May 2021

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

Brendan McMonigal May 2021

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

Mary Girgis May 2021

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

Mary Veigh May 2021

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

Karen Zhang May 2021

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

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Laura Blasdale May 2021

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

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John Russell May 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by John Russell

Brooke Wemyss May 2021

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

An Chu May 2021

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

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

Rebecca Tinyow May 2021

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

Jasmine Hopcraft May 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jasmine Hopcraft

Marcella Yudo May 2021

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

Vi Nguyen May 2021

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

Mark Blundell Apr 2021

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

Justina Yap Apr 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Justina Yap

Liz Hind Apr 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Liz Hind

Penelope McLaren Apr 2021

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

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Robern Pickering Apr 2021

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

Gabriella Kontorovich Apr 2021

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

Grace Culhaci Apr 2021

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

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Dominic Apr 2021

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

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Annie Amos Apr 2021

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

Dennis Lei Apr 2021

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

Mariah McTamany Apr 2021

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

Karina Yu Apr 2021

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

Craig Barnett Apr 2021

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

Chelsea Mitchell Apr 2021

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

Clarence Li Apr 2021

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

Ian Escandor Apr 2021

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

Debbie Mar 2021

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

Olinka Heyes Mar 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Olinka Heyes Sydney

Tori Collins Mar 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Tori Collins

Karyn Smedts Mar 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Karyn Smedts Sydney

Victoria Smyth Mar 2021

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

Julie Ashbourne Mar 2021

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

David Atkinson Mar 2021

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

Elayne Wang Mar 2021

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

Christine Truong Mar 2021

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

Casey Ventura Mar 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Casey Ventura

Marg Marriott Mar 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Marg Marriott

Fiona Emsley Mar 2021

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

Sara Huang Mar 2021

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

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

Barbara Clark Mar 2021

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

The teacher was excellent and the location very central.

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

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Tracey Gramlick Mar 2021

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

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Rebecca Heredia Mar 2021

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

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Dear Chris & Elizabeth

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

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

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

Chris Chetwin Mar 2021

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

Selena Griffith Mar 2021

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

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

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

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

Katie Macdonald Mar 2021

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

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

Heba Baddah Mar 2021

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

Gretel Robertson Mar 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Gretel Robertson

Stephen Pace Mar 2021

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

Siobhan Tierney Mar 2021

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

Cathy Browne Mar 2021

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

Simi Eliott Mar 2021

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

Justin Bedwany Feb 2021

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

Ms Joynes Feb 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Ms Joynes

Lexi Airey Feb 2021

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

Susan Natal Feb 2021

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

Angela Ghignone Feb 2021

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

Pottery workshop review by Angela Ghignone

Kevin Won Feb 2021

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

Amy Feb 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Amy

Hannah Darcy Feb 2021

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

Ignacio Alvarez Feb 2021

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

Pottery workshop review by Ignacio Alvarez

Debby Keegan Feb 2021

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

Aimee Menchin Feb 2021

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

Daniel Dummer Feb 2021

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

Kate Finneran Feb 2021

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

Eddie Edwards Feb 2021

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

Janielle Jondral Feb 2021

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

Betty Nguyen Feb 2021

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

Stephanie Jones Feb 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Stephanie Jones Sydney

Sam Yeung Feb 2021

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

Debra Hallett Feb 2021

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

Rebecca Edwards Feb 2021

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

Emma Blackwood Feb 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Emma Blackwood

Daniel Zhou Feb 2021

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

Danielle Azar Feb 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Danielle Azar

Yuri Halay Feb 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Yuri Halay Sydney

Scott Couch Feb 2021

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

Jason Diep Feb 2021

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

Melissa Mackinlay Feb 2021

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

Pottery workshop review by Melissa Mackinlay

Vanessa Tam Feb 2021

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

Rachel Olsen Feb 2021

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

Pottery workshop review by Rachel Olsen Sydney

Samanta Thanaxay Feb 2021

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

Christine Sue Feb 2021

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

Cameron Exley Feb 2021

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

Pottery workshop review by Cameron Exley

Caitlin Whale Feb 2021

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

Jennifer Terrel Jan 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jennifer Terrel

Lana Zegura Jan 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Lana Zegura Sydney

Paul Jury Jan 2021

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

Annie Lu Jan 2021

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

Anonymized Customer Jan 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Anonymized Customer Sydney

Shamron Prasad Jan 2021

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

Louise Beazley Jan 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Louise Beazley

Chris Key Jan 2021

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

Hannah Rodger Jan 2021

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

Peta Jan 2021

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

Pottery workshop review by Peta

Johnson Jan 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Johnson

Rebecca Stavrou Jan 2021

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

Rebecca Redoblado Jan 2021

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

Sujeev Vijeyakumaar Jan 2021

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

Pottery workshop review by Sujeev Vijeyakumaar

Lily Currey-Billyard Jan 2021

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

Rachel Brown Jan 2021

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

Jannet Nguyen Jan 2021

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

Jen Poon Jan 2021

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

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

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

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

Vanessa Smith Jan 2021

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

Elson Mudliar Jan 2021

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

Maria Starick Jan 2021

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

Lauren Cannon Jan 2021

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

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Lauren Cannon

David Stockwell Jan 2021

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

Danielle Matsuo Jan 2021

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

Jake Roser Jan 2021

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

Emma Ngai Jan 2021

Jun was a patient and encouraging teacher, who helped us learn a lot about the philosophy and practice of Kintsugi.

Catherine Jan 2021

I had no idea of what to expect, however everything was explained well and Jun was very helpful. I had fun and enjoyed it very much.

Lisa-Maree Jan 2021

Jun San was a wonderful teacher, so patient and encouraging. I highly recommend his class.

Paul Reidy Jan 2021

Jun san was a great teacher and the class was awesome fun. Very relaxing and inspiring. We will be doing more for sure!

Toni Williams Jan 2021

This class was so much fun and the history and art of kintsugi is fascinating. Jun San is a fabulous teacher and great story-teller
Highly recommended and very happy with my own beautiful mended plate.

Pottery workshop review by Toni Williams Sydney

Paul Reid Jan 2021

Jun-san and his wife were fantastic. We had a great time & Jun-san was a great teacher.


Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Paul Reid Sydney

Simone Appleby Jan 2021

We loved our afternoon. Our hosts were so lovely and knowledgeable about their craft. The steps were easy and explained really well. Highly recommend.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Simone Appleby Sydney

Alexander Cassisi Jan 2021

Hitomi was a wonderful teacher and the beginners class was a fun time. It was interesting to learn about the history of kintsugi as well as Hitmomi and Jun's personal history with the process. Each step of the process was explained in great detail and Hitomi was always able to help. In the end we put together beautiful looking plates that were unique. Overall it is a wonderful time and would highly recommend.

Miles Cooper Jan 2021

James and I had such a fun, relaxing time doing Kintsugi today. Kumi was a great teacher and taught us about the history of the art form and the philosophy behind it as well as the practical side. I will be recommending this class to my friends and would love to try it again. Arigatou!

Rachel Wirth Jan 2021

Great class! Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable instructor. Interesting philosophy and creative way to fix ceramics.

Christine Knight Dec 2020

I loved this beginner Kintsugi pottery class, thank you Noriko-san for a great experience! Highly recommend for a fun, mindful experience.

Pottery workshop review by Christine Knight

Kel Dec 2020

We had a lovely class with Kumi - our kintsugi plates look gorgeous. We’re looking forward to coming back for the traditional method class.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kel

Ben Stanton Dec 2020

A fantastic afternoon with Kumi leading and guiding our first forays into Kintsugi! Really informative, supportive, and enjoyable experience. We will be back for another one of the awesome courses for different options. Thanks again Kumi-san.

Ashlee Baker Dec 2020

Everything was amazing! We learned a lot. I wouldn’t have changed a thing, thanks for having us.

Tulin Sayah Dec 2020

Our lovely teach Kumi - organised for a friend and I such an enjoyable day learning the art of Kintsugi.

Due to your beautiful teaching - will continue her wonderful philosophy further

Pottery workshop review by Tulin Sayah

Yudith Jusni Dec 2020

Kumi-san is very knowledgeable and patient, highly recommend. The finished product is also very beautiful.

Kate Thomson Dec 2020

We really enjoyed this class a lot and will be practicing more kinsugi at home. The instructor was very patient and encouraging and we very much appreciated our final work.

Pottery workshop review by Kate Thomson

Wilson Dec 2020

This was a wonderful experience to celebrate my birthday - Kumi was very friendly and made us feel right at home. Thank you - would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Wilson

Helen Chan Dec 2020

Kumi was very knowledgeable and friendly and we had a great time learning about kintsugi. The plates we repaired look fantastic and we can’t wait to have them on display around our house. Thank you for such a great experience!

Michael Qin Dec 2020

The class was super fun and relaxing, Kumi was a great teacher! Definitely would considering going to the traditional kintsugi classes.

Stephen Huang Dec 2020

Teacher was amazing, good conversations, good advice with the lesson and i had a enjoyable time

Shaun Shrimpton Dec 2020

Great class and excellent teachers. Relaxing and interesting history lesson. Will look into more classes

Jacqueline Davidson Dec 2020

This class was sooo good! The teacher, Noriko-san, was lovely and helpful. I was surprised at how many steps there were, but Noriko-san made it so easy and was a great instructor. We loved her!

She explained every step very clearly, helped when we needed it, but let us do the fun work. We also got a nice history of kintsugi and the philosophy. My friend and I had such a good time, we would totally do this class again!

We also got a chance to meet the Kintsugi Master; the other instructor checked in on us, too, and she was as nice and encouraging and Noriko-san - I am confident that any of the instructors would be great to have.

Highly recommend

Carolyn Adams Dec 2020

Jun san is a patient and experienced teacher. The materials are all supplied and are good quality and easy to use. Venue is very convenient. A wonderful, engaging experience and beautifully organised. Thank you!

Liana Porihis Dec 2020

Absolutely wonderful! Jun San, a Kintsugi master, has an incredible wealth of knowledge that he shares in his class, skills and knowledge learnt from months spent with Kintsugi masters in Japan.

As well as his great skill, Jun San is also very personable (and a great laugh!), which makes for a very enjoyable class.

Big thank you to Everyone (an Hitomi) for a wonderful experience :)

Bethany Elder Dec 2020

This is a delightful class. My husband and I chose to attend on our 9th wedding anniversary, as the traditional 9th year gift is pottery. We left with a beautiful plate each that we repaired ourselves. The method is adequately challenging and quite relaxing. We had our instructor - Kumi, all to ourselves and she was wonderfully attentive and encouraging. We learnt about the beautiful traditions and meaning behind Kintsugi, and had a small Japanese snack provided with some green tea. The workshop is tiny on first appearance, but once seated you don’t notice and you have ample room for the activity. Everything needed is supplied for each person and neatly arranged at your spot on the table. Take home instructions and names of materials used are supplied so you can repeat the process again at home should you wish. I would thoroughly recommend this class.

Lydia Saputra Dec 2020

We had a lovely time learning kintsugi with Kumi. It was very relaxing and Kumi was very helpful. We all had beautiful pieces of kintsugi plates we could take home at the end of the class. I would recommend this class to anyone!

Fransisca Devina Dec 2020

The teacher was really nice and warm. She guided me step by step on how to do kintsugi. She was also very engaging in having the conversation about kintsugi and other things as well. Overall really satisfied with this class and hoping to join other classes run by Kintsugi Sydney again

Steven Doan Dec 2020

Very fun and informative class, learnt a lot, teacher did a great job and was very friendly.

Dalbir Dhanoa Dec 2020

This was a very enjoyable class. Our teacher was so patient and was very knowledgable about the art of Kintsugi!

Genevieve Mina Nov 2020

I loved this class so much! The teacher, Hitomi, was so lovely and very welcoming. She was also amazing at teaching me both the history and techniques of Kintsugi. All the equiptment was provided and was really good. I was encouraged to take photos of all the equiptment, materials and steps so that I could have a go on my own at home. After this class I would 100% be interested in going back for their other classes. I highly recomend this class to anyone interested in the techniques and philosophy of Kintsugi.

Pottery workshop review by Genevieve Mina

Sandy Hollis Nov 2020

Both Jun and his wife were delightful. Great course - we learned so much. Thank you

Jeannette Durick Nov 2020

Jun-san is a passionate teacher - who was patient and helpful. He's also a lovely man who has lots of tips about where to get great Japanese food in Sydney! :)

Midy Bala Nov 2020

Hitomi sensei was great from start to end and even prepared a light tea session for us in between. My partner and I would highly recommend this class for a modern yet authentic taste of Japanese culture.

Sarah Engelmann Nov 2020

We took part in the modern kintsugi class and loved every minute of it! Jun was a such a great teacher and we loved hearing about the philosophy of kintsugi and Jun’s personal journey learning the art. It was very therapeutic to fix our plates and we are excited to use the at home kits soon. Thanks for a really fun experience

Masatomo Suehiro Nov 2020


A very informative and fun class to learn about the traditional art of kintsugi. The teacher was very friendly and patient every step of the way. Highly recommended for anyone looking to try their hand at something new!

Nadah Badawy Nov 2020

This was an excellent experience and very therapeutic. We absolutely enjoyed our time and going through the different stages was great learning. Our teacher was very kind and supportive throughout the lesson and knew so much about the task at hand.

Jamie Murray Nov 2020

Teacher was lovely - very patient and informative. The class is intimate and we left with a rewarding sense of accomplishment and beautiful plates for display and use in our home!

Nikola Stanojevic Nov 2020

Everything about the class was fantastic. We really enjoyed every bit of it. Our teacher was outstanding and it is something we recommend for everyone to try.

Anita Mitchell Nov 2020

Excellent teacher, great learning environment, he was so patient and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the class and am very happy with the result. Such a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and you get something beautiful too.

Brian Yang Nov 2020

Jun-san was very friendly and very skilled. The environment was very cosy and we had a great time learning kintsugi

Bianca Pang Nov 2020

Hitomi was a brilliant and patient teacher, guiding us through every step. It was an amazing class, and we learnt more about the philosophy behind kintsugi as well! Well recommended!

Pottery workshop review by Bianca Pang Sydney

Amadea Soetrisno Nov 2020

Very memorable workshop, Kumi-san our teacher was very patient. If you’re looking for a workshop to unwind and destress, this is the right one for you.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Amadea Soetrisno

Sherry Azizi Nov 2020

Jun is a great Kintsugi teacher. Highly recommend it ☺️ . You can learn other types of Kintsugi with him.

Bank Vatcharasuksilp Nov 2020

Great experience and learn a lot from the class. Also got to take my art piece home! Highly recommended

Minwoo Youn Nov 2020

It was a very pleasant and unique experience. Very serene and peaceful. Our instructor Kumi was extremely friendly and helpful. You also get to walk away with an art piece of your own hard work.

Pottery workshop review by Minwoo Youn

Julie Lee Nov 2020

Learnt a lot, fun and easy to do! Kumi was lovely, patient and encouraging. Highly recommend to all!

Michelle O'Reilly Nov 2020

What a wonderful creative thing to do with my best girlfriend! We loved having the tutor to ourselves - all safety precautions were taken for COVID. history of Kintsugi explained so well and taught so beautifully! Easy to find. Loved the green tea and biscuit for afternoon tea. Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon!

Pottery workshop review by Michelle O'Reilly

Jodie Hunter Nov 2020

We loved the entire experience but especially our teacher. Thank you so much. I would thoroughly recommend this class.

Leigh Gorton Nov 2020

A great workshop. Jun is a very talented artist and a wonderful teacher. Would highly recommend.

Danielle Drury Nov 2020

This class was amazing and very fun. I love that philosophy that is attached the the plate breaking!

Tayla Cohen Nov 2020

Hi Jun-San,
Ilse and I love love loved the class. It’s in a easy location, the little workshop was quaint and relaxing to help you be in a creative space. Jun made it an experience with his story telling and teaching and his wife was lovely too. He even recommended some cool Japanese places to go around the city. 10/10 would recommend it and I’m on my way to buy some materials now to practice the craft some more!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Tayla Cohen

Nigel Nov 2020

My thoughtful girlfriend booked this class which was great as it was both insightful and fun. Learned that things that are broken can be fixed and can still beautiful which is a great metaphor and attitude to have!

Great class

Daniel Yung Nov 2020

Everything was provided including working materials, tools and safety equipment.

Jun-sensei was very thorough and his instructions were very clear. We were very happy with our final products!

Ling Sun Nov 2020

Hitomi is such a lovely teacher, she's very patient and helpful throughout the whole process. We had a great time and walked out learning the history of Kinstugi and how to mend broken ceramics! Thank you!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Ling Sun

Rohini Prasad Oct 2020

The class was great and Jun was very welcoming and patient. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and learning about the significance of this ancient Japanese art form. Thank you for a wonderful lesson

Sophie Dalgleish Oct 2020

It was an absolute delight to be taught by the lovely Hitomi , she was so gentle and clear in her explanations , I enjoyed my very first Kintsugi class . It was stress free , everything was provided and time went so quickly . Highly recommending it !

Melissa Soo Oct 2020

Hitomi gave me a private lesson. She was so lovely and nice to chat to. Great experience and I really enjoyed it

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Erika Fedotovs Oct 2020

Great workshop; good value for my money. Teacher was really lovely - very patient, good communication, very knowledgeable and fun. All
tools and equipment was provided; clear instructions. Strongly recommend.

Kayla Oct 2020

Jun and his wife Hitomi were very welcoming and were very friendly and informative with the history of kintsugi. Perfect for anyone looking for a new hobby and/or interest in Japanese history and culture.

The class also included a small tea break with green tea and Japanese snacks!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kayla

Tina Loi Oct 2020

Went with a friend today to the Modern Kintsugi class and had an amazing time! Fun, relaxing environment and Jun was super informative about the history and process of the modern method. Highly recommend if you're interested in the Japanese art of repairing pottery or just looking to start a new hobby.

Dani Pollard Oct 2020

Kumi was awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time on Kintsugi. I totally love the philosophy and as I do pottery, no doubt I will find some pieces to repair :)

Yvonne Coburn Oct 2020

Teacher Kumi was fantastic patient kind understanding
I loved this class and would recommend it highly
Adored the green tea Kit Kat

Joanne Fedler Oct 2020

I booked a private class for a friend’s birthday and we had the most wonderful two hours with our fabulous teacher. We made beautiful plates and had such fun. I’d highly recommend this class to anyone.

Pottery workshop review by Joanne Fedler Sydney

Sophia Nasser Oct 2020

Kumi-san was amazing! Would recommend the class to anyone who enjoys crafts and Japanese culture. Thank you for a great afternoon!

Kellie Brick Oct 2020

Lovely class, great teacher, really special craft to learn about, would recommend this as a gift

Eirini Voudoukis Oct 2020

The teacher was so lovely, very engaging, told us the history of Kitsungi and we felt comfortable just to chat while we were working! A beautiful experience with a rich tradition behind it

Pottery workshop review by Eirini Voudoukis Sydney

Trevor Le Oct 2020

The modern Kinstugi beginner class was a wonderful experience for my partner and I. Hitomi is a great teacher and very helpful throughout the whole process.

I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in Japanese culture and likes practical activities.

Mitchell Pereira Oct 2020

Strongly recommended, now I can break plates with a peace of mind! Thank you Jun ❤️

Darren Huynh Oct 2020

Jun was an awesome teacher. Very helpful and explained the process very thoroughly and we could tell he was very passionate about Kintsugi. We enjoyed listening to him talk about Japan and where to go when we travel. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in a Kintsugi taster.

Jarryd Williams Oct 2020

Very authentic experience! Friendly teacher knowledgeable about Kintsugi history and origins. Enjoyed talking about Japan and Japanese Culture. Thank you Jun and Hitomi

Rosanna Dutton Oct 2020

Hitomi was a wonderful teacher. Friendly from the moment we arrived and passionate about kintsugi. The class was clear and easy to follow and everyone went home with a beautifully repaired plate. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to pick up a new skill or just for fun learning something new. Thank you Hitomi!

Pottery workshop review by Rosanna Dutton

Andrew Min Oct 2020

An intimate class with Jun sensei, learning about the history of 'Kintsugi' and sharing tea and couple of Japanese treats. Overall a very wholesome experience, myself and partner highly recommend attending the class.

Angela Iacono Oct 2020

We loved this class! Our teacher Hitomi, was amazing and we had the best time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. The location was great and the teachers were so welcoming and professional. 2 hours felt like a good amount of time and I feel that it was very good value for money.

Deb Dibley Oct 2020

Very interesting and good class with a wonderful story behind the craft. The teacher was a lovely lady, very generous with her time and guidance. Would highly recommend the class.

Anne Bradbury Oct 2020

Today I had the privilege of learning from Kintsugi Master Jun Morooka San. He teaches this age old tradition, very calmly, in a soothing space. Jun San is especially patient, helpful and attentive to all details. The steps are set out very clearly resulting in a beautiful piece of work to take home.

Pottery workshop review by Anne Bradbury

Stephen Gibb Oct 2020

Hitomi was very welcoming and knowledgeable teacher of Kintsugi. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the experience. We’ll definitely come back again.

Caroline Kronenberg Oct 2020

Jun-san was delightful and an excellent teacher. It was an enjoyable morning that I would recommend highly to anyone

Renee Reeve Oct 2020

Great one to one class with Hitomi-san. Easy to follow steps to create your own kintsugi masterpiece with as much help as needed along the way. Definitely recommend if you want to learn this art form. I will go back to learn more in this relaxed but fun environment.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Renee Reeve

Kris McIntyre Sep 2020

Our class with Jun was great. Everything was provided including all materials, take home instructions, a little Japanese snack, wonderful guidance and tonnes of fun. In 2 hours we made our own Kintsugi ‘masterpiece’ to take home.

Helen Ly Sep 2020

Took my friend here for his birthday, had a fantastic time today with Hitomi learning about Kintsugi. The workshop was very fun and therapeutic. Would highly recommend this to anyone!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Helen Ly Sydney

Melanie Owens Sep 2020

Jun-San was a great teacher, loved his instructions and his stories. We 3 friends who did the class together all really enjoyed the experience, as we watched the perfection of inperfection Kintsugi technique come to life in our hands.

Sarah French Sep 2020

Fantastic class with a wonderful patient teacher. Absolutely recommend this class to everyone! Thank you!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Sarah French

Belinda Rogers Sep 2020

Amazing teacher who explained not only the art of kintsugi but also some Japanese history. Everything was just fantastic and so happy to walk out with a completed plate. All staff so friendly and welcoming. This is a really peaceful activity.

Peter Armstrong Sep 2020

Excellent introduction for a new beginner with an excellent teacher. Venue and materials all good. I'm looking forward to beginning learning the traditional methods and developing some expertise before I attempt my own damaged ceramics. Many thanks. Peter Armstrong

Stéphane Hemmerter Sep 2020

I had a great experience with Kintsugi Master Jun. I enjoy hearing about the philosophy behind Kintsugi and learning some techniques.

Fabio Lisi Sep 2020

Jun is a very good teacher! It clearly explain the Kintsugi technique and gave us a lot of information about Japanese culture and the history of Kintsugi.

Esther Toland Sep 2020

Hitomi was patient and always cheerful and encouraging with lots of interesting anecdotes. The time went very quickly.

Hannah Din Sep 2020

This Kintsugi class guided by Jun was the perfect double date activity! Jun was an amazing host, taking us through the history of this ancient Japanese craft of pottery while teaching us the steps in making our beautiful Kintsugi plate. Would recommend this to everyone!

Julie-Anne Evens Sep 2020

A wonderful, serene 2hrs completing my first ever Kintsugi. Hitomi could not have been more attentive, encouraging and knowledgeable.
All equipment provided, great setting and very Covid compliant/safe. Highly recommend.

Edward Liao Sep 2020

Really great class run by Hitomi. She's incredibly patient and easily works with you in achieving a great Kintsugi plate!

Dani Chandrasoma Sep 2020

Jun and Hitomi were so friendly and welcoming! We had a lovely Sunday morning learning about kintsugi and making our plates. Jun is very talented and is an excellent, funny, teacher! Highly recommend this class- would be great as a present for a loved one.

Eunice Tan Sep 2020

Hitomi was a really patient and good teacher. I really enjoyed the class. It’s such a beautiful technique and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves ceramics and pottery.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Eunice Tan

Hiroko Puckeridge Sep 2020

The venue was quit small, but very comfortable. The teacher was great. She did explained the process very well and tools and matrials were provided as well.

Pottery workshop review by Hiroko Puckeridge Sydney

Rani Candra Aug 2020

Love it! It was a great experience to learn Kintsugi for the first time. The teacher was very kind and super patient! The place was very comfortable and nice. It was a really good experience. Beside learning how to do Kintsugi, the teacher also explained about the philosophy behind it which is very good!. 10/10 Totally Recommended!

Sidney Pierucci Aug 2020

Everything we wished for and more. This was a surprise birthday gift I had organised and the private session was the best arts and craft class we’ve ever taken.
Jun and Hitomi are exceptional teachers, they made us feel welcome at all time and I could not recommend Kintsugi more

Artessa Saldivar-Sali Aug 2020

Great teacher, very interesting stories, very knowledgeable and I learned so much in one session!

Jason Hayes Aug 2020

Great fun. We loved it and our teacher, who used to be a sushi chef was a laugh a minute. Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to do something fun.

Sean Stanek Aug 2020

Very knowledgeable and patient. Great class for beginners in breadth and depth. I will certainly try to come back to learn the traditional method.

Tanya Donald Aug 2020

We had fun, lovely banter, enjoyed the calming environment and learning about the method for this art form and philosophy!

James Chang Aug 2020

I had a lot of fun in this class, Jun-san is attentive and very interactive with his teachings, so glad to pick up this new skill for me to use in the future!

Jenny Hanssen Aug 2020

Hitomi was great, full of knowledge and passion for what she does. Definitely coming back to do more classes.

Edward Cho Aug 2020

Kumi was very sweet. Learnt a lot and was very patient with us. Thank you for the lesson kumi

Julian Clark Jul 2020

A really enjoyable class with very friendly and knowledgeable teachers. I really enjoyed learning a little of the Japanese philosophy behind the craft also.

Jasmin Lin Jul 2020

Amazing class, the teacher is knowledgeable, patient and wonderful. Learnt a new skill and walked away with an amazing repaired plate. Discovered the wonderful history of kintsugi. Was provided with a great tea and Japanese snacks. Great value for money, will be back again .

Jacynta Norris Jul 2020

I loved my Kintsugi class with Hitomi-san. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with the entire process. I am looking forward to attending another class in the future.

Grace Deng Jul 2020

Jun and hitomi were so hospitable and kind. Jun was very patient and knowledgeable with kintsugi, it was a pleasure being taught by him. Definitely grown an interest and appreciate for the art will definitely come back to do the traditional methods

Yuan Liu Jul 2020

A great introductory course to Kintsugi art and philosophy. The couple that runs the studio is so warm and kind. I am grateful for this experience.

Qin Chen Jul 2020

Interesting class, very friendly teacher. Will definitely come again. High recommended Thank you so much.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Qin Chen

Susan Subrata Jul 2020

I had a awesome time learning the art of kintsuji with Jun. He is truly an expert in this field but he is also very patient and kind. He helped me throughout the process step by step. I highly recommend this class to everyone.

Jordana Johnson Jul 2020

Jun's class was incredible. We learnt about the beautiful art and how to do it as well as the philosophy behind it. Couldn't recommend more.

Kelly Chen Jul 2020

Would highly recommend this class to anyone who is looking for something different to do. Jun is a wonderful teacher. I loved learning about Kintsugi and the concept of embracing flaws and imperfections rather than hiding them. It was so nice being able to do something so therapeutic and creative.

Barbara Davis Jul 2020

The class was amazing we all had a great time. The teacher was very informative and gave us some great insight into kintsugi. We also got to take our beautiful plates home. Would happily recommend to anyone.

Pottery workshop review by Barbara Davis Sydney

Brooke Bowrey Jul 2020

This is a great class! Such an interesting and beautiful art. Jun is very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating.

Pottery workshop review by Brooke Bowrey Sydney

Suzanne Mackay Jul 2020

Jun was a very patient and competent teacher. Everything was provided and well set up so that we could follow his instructions without any problems. He knew all about the history of kintsugi as well as lots of other details. He made us feel very welcome and the green tea and snack halfway through was excellent. I was surprised to find how easy his method was and to finish the lesson with a plate that looked really good. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to try it. A very enjoyable two hours.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Suzanne Mackay

Derek Jul 2020

Excellent teacher who provided step by step coaching

Teacher was willing to share knowledge and advice

All materials provided at the beginning of the class

Pottery workshop review by Derek

Jackie Yap Jul 2020

Great teacher, extremely patient, kind and knowledgable. Also, got some snacks and tea as part of the experience. Was really fun and would thoroughly recommend the class! :)

Pottery workshop review by Jackie Yap

Jackie Yap Jul 2020

Great teacher, extremely patient, kind and knowledgable. Also, got some snacks and tea as part of the experience. Was really fun and would thoroughly recommend the class! :)

Jackie Yap Jul 2020

Great teacher, extremely patient, kind and knowledgable. Also, got some snacks and tea as part of the experience. Was really fun and would thoroughly recommend the class! :)

Reenu George Jul 2020

My partner’s mother gifted us this class. This was a new art form to us, but Jun our teacher took us through the journey of Kintsugi and we loved it. Making imperfection look perfect. Recommend this class to everyone who wants to try their hands on this cultural experience

Pottery workshop review by Reenu George

Tristan Mayhew Jun 2020

The teacher was amazing and loved sharing knowledge of kintsugi, its history and philosophy. The class was very well organised and personalised. He provided beautiful materials to work with and very clear, printed instructions to keep. Everything was really enjoyable.

Maree Kovac Jun 2020

Teacher great, very enjoyable, materials good, difficulty with lift but a lovely way to spend 2 hours.

Lynne Ryan Jun 2020

I really enjoyed my 1st introduction to Kintsugi. Such a therapeutic art form.
Jun is a lovely man and very patient and encouraging teacher. I will definitely be back, I have a couple of broken things in my life, that I cherish and need a second chancejust the right class to do that.
Thank you Jun and to your delightful wife for a very pleasant escape for 2 hoursnice to come away with something I'm quite pleased withmight even be display worthy :)

Dwayne Beale 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.

Kyrsten Winkley 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.

Emma Johnson 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 review by Emma Johnson

Steve Hoyle 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

Steve Hoyle 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 review by Steve Hoyle

Jessica Roberts 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

Melissa Kian Mar 2020

Gorgeous venue, great teacher and company.

Lovely touch of tea and sweets.

I’ll be back for further classes.

Elaine Lee Mar 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 Sydney

Hunter Nield Mar 2020

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

Renee Noble Mar 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.

Eliza Sullivan 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 review by Eliza Sullivan

Carol Rowe Feb 2020

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

Marilina Ripoll 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!

Ashley Iredale 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.

Jane Tudor 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!

Jane 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 review by Jane Sydney

Shirley Wong 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!

Kate Amphlett 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.

Tyson Wolker Feb 2020

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

Narelle Ryan 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.

Conrad Sinclair 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.

Bob Noftall 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.

Virginia Simpson-Young 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.

Sue McGovern 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.

Maddie Koczanowski 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 review by Maddie Koczanowski

Gilbert Wong Jan 2020

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

Jan Orman 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

Jessica Pham 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!

Elizabeth Snedden 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.

Michael Santarossa 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!

Rachel Arthur Jan 2020

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

Mark Trinidad 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!

Kirsten McDonald 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.

Jonathan Yip 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.

Carolyn Sein 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.

Elisa Walther Jan 2020

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

Aron Fernandez 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 Sydney

Robyn Rogers 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 review by Robyn Rogers

Sofia Fuller-Smith 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 Sydney

Lesley Gruit 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 Sydney

Weng Chan 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!

Elsa Zhang Jan 2020

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.

Helen Smith 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

Audrey Gunawan 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!

David Grossberg Jan 2020

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

Jonnie Lau 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!

Josh Bridge 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 review by Josh Bridge Sydney

Kim Vu 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

Katie Milton Dec 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 :)

Karolin Wu 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.

Natalie Krafczyk Dec 2019

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

Darrell Rivero Dec 2019

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

Gabrielle Requena Dec 2019

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

Felicity Chen Dec 2019

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

Belinda Dods 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.

Tammy Hamers Dec 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.

Francis Hoang Dec 2019

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

Tim Sheil 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.

Glenice Lee 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!

Hadji Rym Nov 2019

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

Amanda Rutherford Nov 2019

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

Liana Vilcins 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.”

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!

Tammy Swe 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.

Rita Sarkis 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

Christina Xu Nov 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

Viola Bloomfield 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

Julia Prudhoe Nov 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 review by Julia Prudhoe

Mitch Nov 2019

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

Mitch Burke 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.

Aoiffe Gavin 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.

Akila Chintamani 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.

Yeesum Lo 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!

Helen Williams 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.

Victoria Naumenko 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!

Samuel Dungey 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

Nicole Welsh 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

Claire Walsh 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!

Grace Shin 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 review by Grace Shin Sydney

Robert Unsworth Oct 2019

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

Meiying Saw 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

Deborah Rodrigo 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!

Bernadette Huang 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 review by Bernadette Huang

Courtney Macdonald 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.