Japanese Art Kintsugi Ceramic Repair Workshop

Learn the Mindful Japanese art of golden ceramic mending to give new life to a damaged piece



4 hours Class size 1 to 10     label $150 ($100 per class surcharge applies for private classes)
Kintsugi is a century-old Japanese craft where broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using lacquer and gold dust based on the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi finding beauty in imperfection.
The process transforms much loved, worn items into a beautifully crafted, new piece of art. It is a chance to live a more sustainable way and to rescue objects which would otherwise be discarded.
In this relaxed, zero-waste workshop, you will learn the introductory technique of “Art Kintsugi” mending by following seven essential steps using modern accessible materials and bring home a piece of your own Kintsugi art.
Kintsugi, “Golden ceramic restoration” is a century-old Japanese art of repairing broken /cracked pottery using lacquer as glue to put fragments together.
The repaired item is then finished with the surface decoration of gold powder transforming it into a new piece of art when otherwise it would be thrown away.
Important note: this class is not recommended for pregnant women (due to some of the materials used).
Important Information:
Please arrive on time, or a little early to settle in.
Due to the nature of our workshop, we are won’t be able to let late arrivals in the class. Please consider traffic and parking time.
The workshop is approximately 3.5 hours but might go a bit longer. Please avoid making tight schedule to leave the class in rush.
A ceramic piece to repair has been prepared to suit the class. Please do not bring your own items to repair in the class. (If you have damaged item which you wish to repair, I am happy to have short consultation (by appointment will be appreciated)
We will be learning the introductory of fundamental method of Art Kintsugi using epoxy and lacquer as alternative to Urushi. The finishing surface will be gold metal (it is beautiful gold but not 24K gold!)
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
You will take home your own piece of completed work.
 
What to bring
A reuse water bottle, we are a zero waste organisation so please take away any rubbish with you.
We encourage you to use a keep cup and avoid single-use waste.
Wear comfortable clothes that can get a little dusty, we have aprons available.
Please bring your spectacles if you normally use them.
Location

Education Rooms - 30 Carrington Road, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Tempe station (600m).

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Your teacher
Yoko Kawada (Art Kintsugi Sydney)

Yoko Kawada (Art Kintsugi Sydney)

4.9 (52)

Yoko is a Sydney-based designer and maker, founder of “ Art Kintsugi Sydney” and “SQUARE + ROUND” Mosaic series.

Her work combines elements of handcraft and industrial production, reflecting the “Unity of Opposites” and her cross-cultural background. Her designs translate boldness and elegance, tradition and innovation, streamlined and curved, square and round.
Aiming to connect international arts and crafts, Yoko brings to her practice a range of Kintsugi and Makie art. She is currently running multiple workshops of Art Kintsugi as well as taking repair and art commissions.




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Reverse Garbage
Reverse Garbage

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We are a creative reuse centre making a difference in the world by reducing waste and creating change in the way we look at resources.
We run workshops for kids, adults and community groups so everyone can learn how to consume less and make more! With us, you'll see the creative potential in leftover and castaway materials to save them from going into landfill.
At Reverse Garbage you’ll find the materials, skills and inspiration you need to live more creatively, more sustainably and more meaningfully.

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