Kintsugi Accessory Workshop - Brisbane

Learn how to make accessories with the Kintsugi technique



2 hours 15 mins Class size 1 to 6

label $130 (or 4 payments of $32.50 Afterpay)

Kintsugi is the Japanese ancient method of repairing broken pottery and in this fun and hands-on workshop in Brisbane, you will use that technique to make beautiful accessories to take home! You will create accessories with different parts joined together (継ぎtsugi) using beautiful gold (金Gold) lines.

In this beginner’s workshop, you will learn some of the techniques of Kintsugi and the basic knowledge required for making accessories.

During the workshop, you will make Three pieces. Please choose from the below on the day:

  • One pair of pierced earrings (or ear clips) AND
  • One pendant top OR one brooch top

You can choose materials from ceramics, acryl parts, beach glasses and metal parts.

The Kintsugi technique you’ll learn is similar to the one used 550 years ago, but we use modern materials (epoxy glue instead of lacquer, brass powder instead of pure gold) which don’t require as many processes as the traditional one. The appearance of the final product made using the modern technique is very similar to that of a Kintsugi piece made using the traditional technique.

After completing this class, you will take your creations home and can continue to create your own accessories with broken ceramics, shells or glass from the beach, or even your treasures joined together!

Please note:
  • 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.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
All materials will be included as well as tea time. You can choose from ceramics and beach glass, and you will leave with your own set of Kintsugi accessories.
 
What to bring
Please bring your own apron.
 
Location

The Romero Centre - 8 Dutton St, Dutton Park QLD

This venue is a short walk from Dutton Park station (400m).

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop - Brisbane location
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 in Sydney studio, and also available when we visit Melbourne and Brisbane .

Beginner’s, Traditional and Kintsugi accessory courses are held in Melbourne every 4-6 weeks 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. (Sorry, but we stop accepting new repairs for a while)

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.

Jun Morooka were on the TV Show The Sydney Weekender aired on Channel 7 on the 18th of July 2021.

We hold a workshop in the Opera House as part of the 'Antidote' event on 11 September 2022.

We also hold workshops as a council event (such as Wagga Wagga, Orange, Wodonga) , corporate team buildings, and Hens Parties a lot.

Kintsugi Australia Team

  • Jun (Traditional Kintsugi Course, Beginner's Kintsugi workshop and Kintsugi DOJO)
  • Hitomi (Beginner's Kintsugi and Kintsugi Accessory workshop)
  • Kumi (Zoon online Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Noriko (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Miyoko (Beginner's Kintsugi and Kintsugi Accessory workshop)
  • Masano (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)

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