Japanese Kintsugi Workshop

Repair and transform broken ceramics



2 hours Class size 1 to 16 (public classes), 12 to 40 label $160


Welcome to the whimsical world of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. This craft treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Transforming imperfection into beauty.

After touching on the ethos behind Kintsugi, Daisy Cooper will guide you through the modern version of the craft using resin. This process is less allergenic, quick-drying, and a budget-friendly alternative to using precious metals. Practice carefully joining pieces together, creating beautiful and unique ceramics. In a world of disposables and throw-away culture, unwind in an experience where repairing and reusing treasured pieces is celebrated!

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:


Add-on available for this class
  • Handmade plate and small bowl set ($30)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
What you'll get

    • A gold kintsugi repair kit which you’ll get to take home
    • 2-3 mended ceramic pieces
    • Learn how to mend broken ceramics using gold resin
What to bring

    • 2-3 ceramic pieces that are broken.

        • If you do not have any pieces yourself these can be purchased at an additional cost of $30 for a handmade plate and small bowl set. Please select these additional extras at checkout as they are made to order before the class.
        • Alternatively, we suggest visiting a local op shop to pick up some ceramics to bring along if you do not have anything broken in your home. These can be broken at the workshop as well before you begin the Kitsugi process.
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

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

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
Daisy Cooper

Daisy Cooper

4.9 (42)
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Having studied fine art in Scotland, Daisy moved to London to pursue a career in the arts. After working for arts charities and organizations she went traveling and fell in love with ceramics. On returning she took a course in ceramics and from there has built up her practice and business.

Recently moving to Melbourne, her practice is very evolving and growing from new experiences and environments around her. The landscapes and natural environments around her influence her work everyday, drawing textural and colour inspiration for each collection.

Her work is stocked in independent shops across Australia and the UK, as well as being featured in publications and used by food stylists across the world.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2064)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


health_and_safety
Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
42 verified reviews

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Erica Tsuda Jun 2021


Teacher explained really clear how to do.
Enjoyed a lot and a great class.
Wish the fee is a bit cheaper
Thank you

Chris Karageorge Jun 2021


Such a fun and interesting afternoon! Our teacher was terrific, explained and modelled everything clearly. We all had ample time to apply the skills we were taught on to our own pieces that we brought it. Got help when we needed it and my famil and I left with some great pieces. Thank you!

Nikki Dolling Jun 2021


Great workshop with the knowledgeable and supportive Daisy Cooper. Fun and challenging and you’ll come away with at least a couple of great pieces.

Justin Chin Jun 2021


Great class with Daisy, really fun, simple and relaxing approach to Kintsugi, would definately recommend !

Jeanie Faure Jun 2021


Daisy was a lovely and very considerate teacher. She was a clear and informed teacher.

France Karrubee Jun 2021


The teacher is just fabulous, clear and helpful AMD the venue is just as great Totally enjoyed it

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Kate Croucher Jun 2021


This class was just a joy. Daisy was such a great teacher, warm and helpful and encouraging. The venue was a great space, especially in these Covid times with a light, airy feeling. Easy to get to by public transport too.

Elizabeth Hurtt Jun 2021


Daisy was a great teacher – clear and concise in her instructions; positive, encouraging, warm and friendly. What more could one ask?
We all got to take away the materials we needed to continue repairing our broken pottery. I don't think I'll ever throw away broken china again!

Vanessa Gavens Jun 2021


Daisy is a really good teacher- clear instructions, great demonstrator, and very attentive and manages to keep an eye on what everyone is doing and offers help or praise wherever needed. The materials and space were excellent and fit for purpose.
However I would not be choosing this method to repair anything precious as the results can be quite crude and lumpy. Not the same result as you would gain if you studied the original Japanese style and used those tools and materials.
This workshop covered as much as was possible in a two hour period, with this number of people, which I doubt would be the case using traditional Japanese technique.
I thought it was reasonable value for money.

Warwick Tiernan Jun 2021


Loved the coursethe materials supplied set us up to get going, bur also continue at home. Lovely, engaging teacher who shared her knowledge freely, was patient and jumped in to help everyone. Excellent and fun workshopand I’ve got two beautiful kintsugi pieces now!

Pottery workshop review by Warwick Tiernan

Widya Zulkassim Jun 2021


Daisy was very engaging, inclusive, skilled and knowledgeable about the craft. Venue perfect and adequate space for social distancing and ventilation. Duration adequate to complete project using materials provided. Thank you for running this course. I really enjoyed it :)

Jenna Mollross Jun 2021


Fantastic workshop, thoroughly enjoyed it. Daisy was lovely and very helpful with every step of the process

Claire Fischer Apr 2021


I got a lot out of the class today. Daisy was a very clear communicator and very approachable. I liked the introduction to the craft and felt that the instructions were very clear. I felt like Daisy was able to give me all the help I needed which I imagine she also did with all the other class participants. Not an easy feat. I was able to mend and improve two very precious pieces and I felt a deep satisfaction to leave with something that had been broken and was now fixed and usable again. For that alone the price of the workshop was worth it.

Joyce Chin Apr 2021


V interesting craft I learnt today .
I don’t feel pressured nor competitive. I work at my own pace and I set the standard which the result which I like . I’m happy to participate this workshop.

Téa McKenna Apr 2021


Excellent teacher, well organised used class. It was fun and informative and I would recommend.

Karen Hinde Mar 2021


Loved this workshop and can’t wait to perfect what I learned, Daisy ran a fabulous class

Japanese Kintsugi Workshop review by Karen Hinde

Danielle Moorhead Mar 2021


Daisy is great, it'll take practice to get good at this but I feel like I have a good grasp of the art to try :)

Blaire Newson Mar 2021


That was Brilliant
Had a fantastic time

Thanks for a great class
Will definitely recommend ,

Jennifer Martin Mar 2021


Daisy is a great teacher, very clear instructions & so helpful. I thought the class was wonderful & loved my Kintsugi teacup!

Maria Tan Mar 2021


I really enjoyed the kintsugi class. Daisy was a great instructor, very clear in her communication. All materials were provided and the venue itself, along with the set-up/layout of the studio was very good!


Sophie Rak Mar 2021


Venue was great, Daisy shared her knowledge beautifully and was very attentive, making sure we all had help when needed.

Anna Cooke Feb 2021


Well organised and good support from Daisy. Relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. A good afternoon learning something new.

Matt Culic Feb 2021


Great friendly easy to learn class for all people that appreciate the beauty in imperfection

Nicole Casanova Feb 2021


Very thorough and clear guidance. Plenty of time to experiment. Stress free and good fun

Pottery workshop review by Nicole Casanova

Sarma Burdeu Feb 2021


Great class. Love the venue (and the pup). Instructions were clear and easy to follow and there was as much help as we needed to make sure we were on the right track. Looking forward to perfecting my technique at home.

Erica Moloney Feb 2021


This was a really interesting and accessible class. The teacher was very helpful and I'm delighted with how the broken ceramic pieces I brought to class now have a new lease of life. I would certainly do it again, next time purchasing some of the ceramics available at the start of the class.

Sharon Davis Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Such a beautiful artwork to explore. The teacher was clear, supportive, and available to help. The atmosphere was super relaxed. Definitely do this again.

Karin Madgwick Dec 2020


The class was great fun but I would have likes more time with the teacher. Thank you for making the class available I learned a lot and will definitely keep learning this craft and make less mistakes.
Merry Xmas to all.

Alice Humble Dec 2020


If you’re after a class on modern Kintsugi, this is a great option. Daisy was a patient teacher who provided lots of useful tips throughout the lesson.

Catherine Woo Dec 2020


Daisy was fantastic and so attentive to us. The venue was bright and airy - especially since we were working with chemicals it was comfortable to work in. The materials were great and gave us the opportunity to continue crafting at home. Very worthwhile and gave us skills we can use in the future - we can now source our own materials and gauge how best to fix our own ceramics in the future.

Sarah Etherington Dec 2020


Daisy was an enthusiastic teacher who knew her subject! Great class & great group of students highly recommend

Japanese Kintsugi Workshop review by Sarah Etherington

Stephen Arthurson Dec 2020


Sensational workshop with Daisy today. Great instruction and even greater patience with us all as we tried to master the skills. Great fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Elizabeth Sparrow Jun 2020


After not having done a workshop in years, this was really enjoyable, plus helped I was interested in the task. I loved Daisy’s approach, as she was very skilful in the art of Modern Kintsugi and through great guidance we were able to follow her lead and create beautiful pieces. Was very relaxed and mediative and would highly recommend doing this workshop.

Pottery workshop review by Elizabeth Sparrow

Sharon Wwillmott Jun 2020


Great class well and explained by Daisy. Good space and local, thank you i I

Kelcie Herrmann Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved this workshop with Daisy Cooper who is such delight and a wonderful teacher! Very generous with her time and knowledge and she helped each person with advice or hands on assistance as they needed. The workshop space is great too. Beautifully lit with lovely people at the door and a cute puppers who greeted each person - the perfect way to start a Sunday. I look forward to coming back for other classes!

Kelcie Herrmann Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved this workshop with Daisy Cooper who is such delight and a wonderful teacher! Very generous with her time and knowledge and she helped each person with advice or hands on assistance as they needed. The workshop space is great too. Beautifully lit with lovely people at the door and a cute puppers who greeted each person - the perfect way to start a Sunday. I look forward to coming back for other classes!

Elly Piper Mar 2020


SO GOOD. Daisy was amazing. She was very cute and lovely and made everyone feel like they were doing a great job in an honest way. The materials were great :) it was unfortunate that the coronavirus delayed the takeaway materials but daisy explained everything to us :) Great class, I will definitely use this again. Great workshop, so open, well lit and beautiful and there was a dog there which was my favourite. Thankyouuu

Pottery workshop review by Elly Piper Sydney

Steffi Avissa Mar 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended


Thank you, Daisy and Workshop Melbourne! It was really great experience. Daisy is nice and she explained the technique clearly. Gonna get another workshop soon

Pottery workshop review by Steffi Avissa Sydney

Katrina Carling Mar 2020


I thoroughly enjoyed Daisy’s classshe was thorough, genuinely helpful and very knowledgeable. A great introduction to the skill, which now takes practice to perfect.

Adele Locke Mar 2020


We learned so much, and had a lot of fun in this class. Great venue and really worthwhile.

Lydia Wood Mar 2020


Great teacher, easy technique, would definitely benefit from an extra hour I think everyone could do with it

Anna Mulholland Mar 2020


Great teacher
Very friendly, encouraging and explained things well. Lovely space to work in too.
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