Kintsugi Accessory Workshop - Brisbane

Learn how to make accessories with the Kintsugi technique



2 hours Class size 1 to 10     label $120


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 joint 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 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.

At the end of 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, acryl parts, beach glass and metal parts 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

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 the traditional 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 only in Sydney main studio, but online Dojo is starting in February 2021.

Beginner’s, Traditional and Kintsugi accessory courses are held in Melbourne nearly every month 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.

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.

Our Teachers

  • Hitomi is Jun‘s wife. She learned Kintsugi from Jun. She has a Kintsugi Accessory Class. Hitomi is a naturopath and healing expert and has visited many Zen Gardens for research.
  • Kumi learned Kintsugi from Jun. She is familiar with Japanese history and Zen Gardens. Her teaching is very kind.
  • Noriko leaned Kintsugi from Jun. She has many years of experience of working in Travel agency and has a lot of knowledge of Japan and its culture.
  • Masano was born in Kyoto, the home of Zen Garden. She has been familiar with Zen Gardens since childhood.
  • Kimie is the first of Jun’s students. She learned Kintsugi from 2017 in a Jun’s class. Her knowledge and techniques are splendid now. Her Kintsugi is delicate very beautiful.

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Glenys Love Mar 2021


Had a wonderful afternoon with Jun and Hitomi. They were helpful and answered questions so positively when needed. I did the Accessories class. The explanations were clear and Hitomi explained the steps well and at a good pass. The thought the selection of ceramics and glass was good. The venue was excellent and the whole experience was positive. I would highly recommend this class. It’s great to do alone or with a group of friends. Glenys

Glenys Love Mar 2021


Excellent workshop. Very happy. I would recommend. Hoping to use what i learnt to create more.

Pottery workshop review by Glenys Love

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