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 Urushi 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-ons available for this class

Ceramic object ($5)

Ceramic Object ($10)

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 organised for you at an additional cost of $5 a piece. Please select these additional extras at checkout.
        • 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 (23)
30k

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 (1492)
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 state restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
Verified reviews

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class


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 Sydney

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.

See 18 more reviews   

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


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

Steffi Avissa  •  Mar 2020

4 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

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.
Hand Building with Clay Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fitzroy

label $145

4.9 (53)

30k

Make a Silver Ring Workshop

date_range 10 Mar, 14 Apr

location_on Fitzroy

label $160

4.9 (26)

30k

Polymer Clay Workshop: Statement Earrings

date_range Sat 27 Mar, 10am

location_on Fitzroy

label $160

5.0 (22)

30k

Beginners Terrarium Workshop

date_range 23 Apr, 8 May

location_on Fitzroy

label $70 - $80

4.9 (44)

30k

Sculpture Class for Beginners

date_range Sun 18 Apr, 10am

location_on Fitzroy

label $120 - $130

5.0 (8)

30k

Hand Building Ceramics Class and Sangria

date_range Fri 19 Mar, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $145

5.0 (11)

30k

DIY Kombucha Class: the Mighty Booch

date_range Wed 31 Mar, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $80

4.8 (5)

30k

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop

date_range Thu 18 Mar, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $80

5.0 (5)

30k

Sourdough Basics Baking Class

date_range Wed 28 Apr, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $95

4.8 (16)

30k

Beginners Candle Making Class: Let There Be Light!

date_range Tue 30 Mar, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $80

4.6 (5)

30k

Japanese Bookbinding and Suminagashi Workshop

date_range Tue 23 Mar, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $70 - $80

4.8 (5)

30k

Essential Oil Blending and Perfume Workshop

date_range Wed 21 Apr, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $90 - $100

4.8 (6)

30k

Japanese Kokedamas

date_range Sat 10 Apr, 2:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $80

4.8 (6)

30k

Textile Printmaking Class: Handmade Stamps

date_range Thu 25 Mar, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $70

19k+

30k

Beginners Calligraphy Class

date_range Sat 24 Apr, 2:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $130

4.9 (12)

30k

Watercolour for Beginners

date_range Sat 8 May, 2pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50 - $60

4.7 (25)

30k

Watercolour and Wine Class

date_range Fri 9 Apr, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50 - $60

5.0 (19)

30k

Brush Lettering Basics Workshop

date_range Thu 20 May, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $75

4.8 (8)

30k

Crochet Class for Beginners

date_range Thu 11 Mar, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $80

30k

19k+

Boozy Finger Painting Class

date_range 12 Mar, 16 Apr

location_on Fitzroy

label $70

30k

19k+

Leather Craft Workshop: Make a Custom Belt

date_range Sat 1 May, 10am

location_on Fitzroy

label $100 - $110

4.9 (10)

30k

Plant Propagation Class and Prosecco

date_range Thu 29 Apr, 7pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $60 - $70

19k+

30k

Brush Lettering Masterclass

date_range Sat 27 Mar, 1pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $110 - $120

30k

19k+

Basket Weaving Class

date_range Sun 11 Apr, 3pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $80 - $90

19k+

30k

Leather Journal Making

date_range Thu 8 Apr, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $90 - $100

19k+

30k

Drawing Class for Beginners

date_range Thu 1 Apr, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50

30k

19k+

Paper Marbling Masterclass

date_range Sun 14 Mar, 2:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $80 - $90

30k

19k+

Sewing Class: Reversible Bucket Hats

date_range Tue 16 Mar, 6pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $100

30k

19k+

Embroidery for Beginners

date_range Sat 24 Apr, 10am

location_on Fitzroy

label $95

30k

19k+

Good Dog Masterclass: Reliable Recall

date_range Tue 23 Mar, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50

30k

19k+

Coptic Bookbinding Workshop

date_range Wed 5 May, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $80 - $85

30k

19k+

Shibori Fabric Dyeing Workshop

date_range Sat 17 Apr, 2pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $70 - $80

30k

19k+

Nipple Tassle Making Workshop

date_range Thu 22 Apr, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $60 - $70

30k

19k+

Paper Making & Prosecco!

date_range Sat 17 Apr, 9:30am

location_on Fitzroy

label $80 - $90

30k

19k+

Earring Making Workshop: Beerings!

date_range Thu 15 Apr, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $60 - $70

30k

19k+

Knit and Sip Class: Make a Cosy Scarf

date_range Sat 1 May, 2:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $80 - $90

30k

19k+

Origami Masterclass

date_range Tue 4 May, 6:30pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $70

30k

19k+

Unlocking Female Orgasms Workshop

date_range Wed 24 Mar, 7pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50 - $60

5.0 (8)

30k

Communication Workshop: the Art of Connection

date_range Mon 3 May, 7pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50 - $60

4.5 (6)

30k

Pleasure School: Women's Sexuality and Potential

date_range Tue 9 Mar, 7pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50 - $60

4.9 (13)

30k

G-spot Masterclass

date_range Tue 27 Apr, 7pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50 - $60

19k+

30k

Pleasure School: Sex Drive and Libido Masterclass

date_range Tue 20 Apr, 7pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50 - $60

19k+

30k

Car Maintenance Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Hoppers Crossing

label $90

4.8 (11)

30k

Resin Jewellery Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $130

5.0 (6)

30k

Native Bee Masterclass: Build a Bee Hotel

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $90

4.8 (5)

30k

Botanical Illustration Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $60

4.8 (5)

30k

Linocut Printmaking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $70

4.6 (8)

30k

Macrame Plant Hangers Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $80

4.8 (6)

30k

Plush Toy Making Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $120

5.0 (6)

30k

Ink Drawing Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $80

19k+

30k

Polymer Clay Jewellery Workshop: Beads & Necklaces

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $100

5.0 (6)

30k

Acrylic Earrings: Flora and Fauna Edition!

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $110

5.0 (5)

30k

Sign Painting Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $150

5.0 (5)

30k

Ceramic Hand Building Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $145

4.9 (17)

30k

Tantra Workshop: Mindful Sexuality

date_range Wed 7 Apr, 7pm

location_on Fitzroy

label $50 - $60

4.9 (23)

30k

Weaving Workshop: Weave a Wall Hanging

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $140

19k+

30k

Beeswax Wrap Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $50

19k+

30k

How to Be a Better Plant Parent

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $60

19k+

30k

Traditional Flash Tattoo Illustration Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $80

19k+

30k

Freelance Finance Class: Budget for Your Best Life

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $40

19k+

30k

Embroidery Class for Beginners

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $95

19k+

30k

Beginners Leather Craft Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $90

30k

19k+

DIY Organic Cleaning and Healthcare Products Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $70

30k

19k+

Book Restoration 101 Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $90

30k

19k+

Vinyl Records Painting Workshop and Rum

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $70

30k

19k+

Life Drawing Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy / Mobile

label $77

30k

19k+

Copic Marker Illustration for Beginners Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $60

30k

19k+

Resin Embedding Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $130

30k

19k+

Natural Fabric Dyeing Class: Found and Foraged

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $80

30k

19k+

Kantha Embroidery Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $70

30k

19k+

Clothing Repair and Mending Class for Beginners

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $70

30k

19k+

Polymer Clay Jewellery Masterclass

date_range Contact for details

location_on Fitzroy

label $240

30k

19k+

Blackboard Lettering Workshop

date_range Contact for details

location_on Fitzroy

label $50

19k+

30k

Drawing Class for Beginners

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

label $40

5.0 (6)

30k

Portrait Illustration for Beginners

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

label $50

30k

19k+

Watercolour Painting and Wine at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

label $50

30k

19k+

Boozy Finger Painting Class

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $80

30k

How to Make Beeswax Wraps

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $90

30k

Cheesemaking Masterclass: Brie and Fetta

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy

label $140

30k

19k+

0 4240 0 0 16 1 1 12 simple 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -37.797834800 144.982692300 strict 120 classbento.com.au 1 2021-03-09
V48I01Z33L 34c052b7f77f35dccea660a6ce51910d production Melbourne VIC AU sydney melbourne brisbane gold coast adelaide perth canberra hunter valley blue mountains