Introductory Kintsugi Art Workshop

A step by step hands on class of Japanese Modern Kintsugi - golden joinery and create your original art piece.



4 hours 2 to 6

label $100 - $120 or 4 payments of $25 - $30
($120 per student when you book for 1+ student, $100 for 4+ students)


Kintsugi - the golden ceramic joinery workshop is tailored to learn the ancient Japanese art and craft whilst experiencing therapeutic moment to contemplate value of time.

In this 3-4 hour workshop you will learn the essential skills and process of Kintsugi art of ceramic restoration. In the class we will following the Modern Kintsugi method which allows us to complete the process. The process includes the repair of damaged pieces (broken, cracked, missing fragments) and preparation of the foundation, then a decorative finish with Japanese lacquer and gold (brass) powder.

Upon completion you will take home a Kintsugi art piece you create.


What is Kintsugi?

Kintsugi is the century-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with Japanese lacquer (Urushi) dusted with powdered gold giving a new life to when otherwise items would be thrown away. In the recent years this craftsmanship has been regarded as an important traditional art to influence on Modern art around the world.

Philosophy
Kintsugi express Wabi-Sabi philosophy, an embracing of imperfection, whilst appreciating artefact’s history and personal memories. Instead of disguising the damages and bringing them to the original state, Kintsugi emphasise the defects with gold, symbolises life.

History
Kintsugi art dates back to the 14th century when Tea ceremony began to spread in Japan to repair the precious tea sets. The technique has developed and changed since. It is said that archaeologist claimed there are evidences of earthenware during Jomon period (14,000 – 300 BCE) in Japan were repaired using the lacquer.


Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners. Suitable for anyone over 16 years old. Not recommended if you are pregnant (due to resin glue)
 
What you'll get
A broken ceramic to repair will be provided. If you wish to repair your own piece please book a private class or contact me.
 
What to bring
Please wear something comfortable and you do not mind getting dirty.
Spectacle (for details work) if you normally wear them.

 
Suitable for

This workshop is perfect for a hens party, special occasion, birthday, baby shower, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Monster Mouse Studios - 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW

The teacher can also travel within 20km of Marrickville for private classes

Your teacher
Art Kintsugi Sydney
Art Kintsugi Sydney

Kintsugi teachers

5.0 (9)

Yoko Kawada
Designer/maker of homeware products including tile art of SQUARE+ROUND Basin, MONO Tray and collaboration work of Kintsugi with international artists and artisan.
I studied interior design in London late 1990 and established solo trade business as Yoko Kawada in 2016.
My design is influenced by multiple countries I have been in the past searching materials and creative process both in traditional way and with technology.
I started to practice Kintsugi a few years ago in Japan to incorporate its unique nature of the Japanese traditional craft into my design.
I run Kintsugi workshops to share the joy of learning this Japanese craft full of surprises and contradictions.


Chizuru is a Japanese visual artist living in Sydney since 2016 and graduated from Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at TAFE in 2018.
"I have been involved in creativity almost half of my life mainly from pottery and painting on ceramics, and I received several ceramic art and printmaking awards in Japan.
Recently, I am painting and drawing based on Australian and Japanese culture.
My passion is to introduce Japanese art, craft and culture through the workshops."


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5

• Nov 2019


The Kintsugi class with Yoko was fabulous. The venue was great - plenty of space, all required materials and equipment was provided and the class was incredibly well organised and beautifully presented. Yoko is clearly very skilled and was very generous in sharing her skills and knowledge. It was a very enjoyable morning and I took home a beautiful creation. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who enjoys beautiful things.
5

• Jun 2019


Yoko san was a wonderful, patient teacher who is very knowledgeable about Kintsugi. She provided all the materials required and I left with a lovely piece.
I will definitely be practicing Kintsugi again as a result of this workshop.
5

• Apr 2019


We had a great day and were really pleased with our creations. The teachers were very knowledgeable!

Mindful Gold Pottery Restoration Kintsugi Workshop review by Linda Hattersley
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