Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners

Learn how to make accessories with the Kintsugi technique!



2 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 2 to 8 label $110


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

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

You will make three pieces. Please choose from the below on the day:

  • One pair of earrings AND
  • One pendant top OR one brooch

You can choose materials from ceramics and beach glasses.

In this class, you will use the traditional technique of kintsugi to make accessories, but we will use modern materials (epoxy glue instead of lacquer).

At the end of this class, you will be able to create your own accessories with broken ceramics, shells or glass from the beach, or even your own treasures joined together!

After completing the beginner’s course, you can move to the advanced course.

Please note:
  • If the private class is more than six people, it will be spread across two rooms.
  • 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.
  • Contact us to learn more about private classes for this workshop. You can request private bookings for this class from 2 people.


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 wear casual clothes.
 
Location

Suite 402, 235 Clarence Street

Your teacher
Kintsugi Australia
Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

5.0 (571)

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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Kathy Elliott Jun 2021


Enjoyable class and well paced. Noriko was an engaging and knowledgeable teacher. The jewellery we made looked great.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Kathy Elliott

Steph Scott Jun 2021


Teacher was fantastic, the materials were very well organised and it was fun to create something and leave with beautiful accessories in just 2 hours.

Jo Wiltshire May 2021


My friend and I enrolled in the class and when we attended we were pleasantly pleased to find that we had a private class for 2!
Hitome was great - very professional but also with a sense of humour.
We really enjoyed the class and were very happy with the pieces we made and Hitome's suggestions on where to source the materials.
The classroom venue was easy to find and accessable by public transport.
We had a lovely day and would highly recommend this class for anyone interested in making this style of jewellery.

Isabella Carvalho Apr 2021


Hitomi is such a knowledgeable woman. She started the class explaining about the principles of Kintsugi, and then we went on making the pieces of jewellery.
She made me feel very comfortable and confident on making it, it was fun and I felt it quite therapeutic even.
Definitely recommend it for those who are interested on this art.

Thanks Hitomi!

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Isabella Carvalho

Alix Thoeming Apr 2021


The class was fantastic! I took my mum for a birthday present and it was perfect for that. Hitomi taught us a lot, not just about the process of kintsugi but about the history behind it as well. She was very patient with us and made sure that we left with a beautiful finished product. We will definitely be back!

Pottery workshop review by Alix Thoeming Sydney

Anna Coleman Apr 2021


I bought this as gift for my daughter and we attended together, It was so good I’d do It again. I received an sms in the morning to let me know what to do when we arrived, that was helpful. Our teacher Hitomi was extremely informative and explained the history of kintsugi and how she and her husband became involved with it. We were provided with written information and an ample supply of equipment neatly organised in front of us, the session was very well organised. Hitomi was just lovely, we really enjoyed spending time with her; her knowledge, passion and hospitality made it a great experience.

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Anna Coleman Apr 2021


I bought this as gift for my daughter and we attended together, It was so good I’d do It again. I received an sms in the morning to let me know what to do when we arrived, that was helpful. Our teacher Hitomi was extremely informative and explained the history of kintsugi and how she and her husband became involved with it. We were provided with written information and an ample supply of equipment neatly organised in front of us, the session was very well organised. Hitomi was just lovely, we really enjoyed spending time with her; her knowledge, passion and hospitality made it a great experience.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Anna Coleman Sydney

Sally Cornell Apr 2021


Incredible experience! Hitomi san (I hope I got that right!) is so patient and knowledgeable. It was such a relaxing 2 hours learning some history, making some jewellery and drinking some tea. Will definitely go back to do their other classes.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Sally Cornell

Anonymized Customer Apr 2021


Absolutely fantastic class. Very professional and Hitomi was so helpful and patient. She let you take the reins and knew when to put in more assistance. Everything was very well explained and lots of options given. Absolutely love my jewellery and appreciate her efforts. Many thanks

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Anonymized Customer Sydney

Dorothy Hickman Apr 2021


I was lucky enough to have Hitomi on my own. She’s a great teacher who explains well the method of making accessories using kintsugi method, and also it’s history and philosophy. She was very patient and encouraging.
I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 hrs with this beautiful person and came away with earrings and pendant which I am keen to wear - but I’ve got to wait till tomorrow

Lily Thomas Mar 2021


The class was very fun, I loved getting to learn all about the art of kintsugi and the teacher was so nice and helpful

Pottery workshop review by Lily Thomas

Jessica Ball Mar 2021


Amazing workshop! Hitomi is absolutely lovely and so knowledgeable. You walk out with some beautiful accessories you've made yourself. Highly recommend.

Karla Stewart-Sykes Mar 2021


The class was great and Hitomi was such a lovely, patient and kind teacher. I’m so happy with what I’ve learnt I want to try it on my own. Everyone loves the accessories I made, many lovely compliments.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Karla Stewart-Sykes

Shreya Kiran Mar 2021


Our teacher, Hitomi was amazing in explaining the steps in learning the art of Kinstugi. Everything was prepared and set up in advance which made the process of learning very smooth and easy. It was very fun and I'm very excited to wear the earrings and pendant! Would definitely recommend and perfect for a birthday gift!

Monique Feb 2021


Had an amazing experience with Hitomi for Kintsugi! It was very informative and fun with all the materials provided for. Made to feel very special for my birthday too! Hitomi is very patient and personable. Thank you we’ll be back!

Alan Teuku Feb 2021


Fantastic class, Hitomi was so accomodating and very informative on the history of Kintsugi. My partner and I had a great time and would recommend this class to everyone.

Robert Oldham Feb 2021


Amazing class! My best friend and I went and our teacher Hitomi was fantastic She was extremely accomodating and an all-round lovely person who taught patiently but precisely. We did the beginners Kintsugi accessory workshop and we are so happy with our results! They turned out looking really professional, yet still with a personal touch. Hitomi even gave us a small treat of Japanese a matcha KitKat at the end 10/10 would reccomend

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Robert Oldham

Robert Oldham Feb 2021


Amazing class! My best friend and I went and our teacher Hitomi was fantastic She was extremely accomodating and an all-round lovely person who taught patiently but precisely. We did the beginners Kintsugi accessory workshop and we are so happy with our results! They turned out looking really professional, yet still with a personal touch. Hitomi even gave us a small treat of Japanese a matcha KitKat at the end 10/10 would reccomend

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Robert Oldham

Justina Tan Feb 2021


Hitomi-san was very patient and informative! She explained the history behind kintsugi and the philosophy of enhancing the cracks with beauty really resounded with me. It was a thoroughly enjoyable class too. Overall a wonderful way to spend some time creating a one of a kind piece that no one else has.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Justina Tan Sydney

Jordan Paterson Jan 2021


Hitomi was a fantastic teacher. I am so happy with my creations. I had 1:1 teaching for an awesome price and was able to bring home 3 pieces and also a new skill. I feel prepared to do this at home now.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Jordan Paterson

Alicia Child Dec 2020


The team were very communicative prior to the class due to Covid restrictions, and obviously took the situation very seriously as there were many protective measures in place. Kumi ran our class extremely well - very personable and informative. Highly recommend!

Yudith Jusni Dec 2020


Kumi-san is a fantastic teacher, very thorough and patient. She also gave me tea and yummy nibbles! Highly recommend the class

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Yudith Jusni Sydney

Nicole Abu Dec 2020


Absolute joy creating accessories! The philosophy behind kintsugi is what makes it so special. Hitomi as a teacher is very accomodating, approachable and patient. :)
They sell kintsugi kits too which makes it convenient if you want to make more at home.
I encourage everyone else to try.
I felt like a child again. ♥️

Pottery workshop review by Nicole Abu

Vikki Ong Dec 2020


Hitomi-san was super caring and full of interesting lessons! Would recommend this class for lovers of craft and ceramics.

Cecilie Dec 2020


Hitomi is a great teacher who was very patient with us. I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful our jewelry turned out in the end. Thank you so much for a lovely experience!

Ariastity Pratiwi Dec 2020


We had a really great time learning kintsugi with Hitomi-san. She was very friendly and patient with us. The venue was not too big but spacious enough for two students and covid measures are in place (acetate screen, mask). The materials provided are of good quality and I'm really happy with the jewelleries that we made! They look delicate but feel quite sturdy.
I recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn a unique handicraft technique or who is interested in traditional Japanese arts.

Pottery workshop review by Ariastity Pratiwi

Lise Rider Nov 2020


This was such a wonderful experience - the teacher was so helpful and positive during my beginner attempts at this Japanese art form. I love the philosophy behind the technique - broken things are still beautiful and we need to embrace our scars. My end products (earrings and a brooch) look fabulous and I shall enjoy showing them off!

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Lise Rider Sydney

Anne Bradbury Oct 2020


It was an honour and a joy to learn Kintsugi Accessory making from the creative Hitomi Morooka San. The process was clearly explained and learning was hands on. Hitomi Sans serene manner and calm approach made the experience of making a rewarding one. A beautiful day.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Anne Bradbury

Lea Petherick Oct 2020


I had the best time learning about kintsugi! Hitomi was so patient with me and I thoroughly enjoyed her class. I would love to come back and learn some more! Thank you guys!

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Lea Petherick

Maggie Ong Sep 2020


She is very friendly and helpful to guide the whole lesson.
Make very easy to understand the whole process.
I’m vey enjoying .

Renee Chan Aug 2020


Exceptional class. One on one tuition in a lovely studio. Hitomi and her husband are wonderful hosts and talented artists keen to share the history behind the kitsungi technique and their story about bringing it to Australia.
Finish your class with a cup of Japanese tea. A lot of fun and I love my finished piece. Highly recommend!

Skye Fordham Jul 2020


I would highly recommend this course. The teacher was fantastic- friendly, easy to follow and encouraging. All materials and equipment are provided and of high quality as well as the implementation of Covid safety precautions.

I was taught by Jun's wife and I wish I wrote down her name as she was amazing. I was very relaxed during the course, having clear instructions and resources given to me, while relaxing tunes played. Time was taken to provide a brief history of the Kintsugi practice, well as an explanation of the philosophy.

The team and environment are warm and welcoming. No hard sell either. You can tell that they have a passion for Kintsugi and love passing it on to others.

Eliza Sullivan Jul 2020


This was my second kintsugi class, and I enjoyed it just as much as the previous! Gorgeous materials provided to make the jewellery, and very helpful instruction :)

Pottery workshop review by Eliza Sullivan

Nicolle Pascual Jul 2020


Had an amazing time learning the kintsugi technique. I brought my best friend here for her birthday and we enjoyed our class making beautiful pieces of jewellery! Would reccomend to everyone :)

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Nicolle Pascual Sydney

Alison Cantlon Jun 2020


We had a fabulous time learning a new skill and the teachers were wonderful. Very helpful and kind.
I would highly recommend this class.

Wejdan Shamala May 2020


I took my husband to this workshop for a surprise birthday treat. Mrs. Hitomi-san was lovely and her instruction was very clear and helpful. The class was very organised and timed appropriately. The Japanese tea gesture was very kind and welcoming. We loved every part of the class.

Cynthia Hui Mar 2020


Thank you Hitomi-san for teaching me the traditional art of Kintsugi. I’m walking away with some lovely earrings Arigatougozaimashita

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Cynthia Hui

Maria Brookes Mar 2020


Wonderful experience learning about the ancient Japanese technique kintsugi. The instructor has a very warm and welcoming manner, she led us through the workshop with step by step instructions. Our group loved the turorial, the materials and particularly the final products! Arigato

Victoria Pertierra Mar 2020


We had a wonderful class! Teacher Hitomi was very patient and explained to us the art of Kintsugi, and the steps needed to make our accessory pieces. I really enjoyed this class and look forward to taking another one soon.

Pottery workshop review by Victoria Pertierra

Ana Isaacs Mar 2020


Hitomi was very lovely and I learnt a lot. I am very happy with my experience!

Kate House Jan 2020


The teacher was lovely and very informative. She provided an interesting history of where Kintsugi originated from. My friend and I had a lovely time, well worth the money with all the materials provided.

Marina Rofe Jan 2020


We attended the Kintsugi workshop for beginners with Kitomi. There were 6 of us and it was a great session. Kitomi was hands on and patient and helped us make some really beautiful accessories. The session was just the right length, there was time to pick our pieces, learn slowly and have some fun conversations and laughter. This is a fantastic session for any group who is keen for some fun craft in a relaxing environment. Thank you

Samantha Hartley Jan 2020


We had a lovely time at our workshop! Hitomi made us feel very welcome and guided us in making some beautiful jewellery. I’d love to come back !

Meng-Ju Lee Jan 2020


All prepared and ready for us to make unique accessories. Wonderful experience with history and culture. Clear and helpful instruction and support.

Pottery workshop review by Meng-Ju Lee Sydney

Jyri Kaapro Jan 2020


Class and teacher were great I was impressed with knowledge and delivery went home with a great product

Helen Curry Jan 2020


I gifted the workshop to my ten yo daughter and we did it together. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Hitomi is a thoughtful host and excellent teacher. Knowledgeable, helpful, passionate about the craft. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun entry point into kintsugi.

John Luckman Jan 2020


I booked an afternoon workshop for me and my partner.

The Kintsugi workshop was a fantastic creative experience, it was easy to get into and surprisingly fun. Our teacher, Hitomi was patient and encouraging with us, teaching us how to continue the practice if we wanted to and providing us tips and tools on where to get the same materials. She also explored the history of Kintsugi and was overall really hospitable despite us staying overtime. We were really happy with the venue and the end product was something we were pretty proud and surprised we were able to make.

Highly recommended.

Ka Cheng Dec 2019


It was a enjoyable class with Hitomi. She was very helpful and patient. nice to have learnt something about the philosophy behind kintsugi while at the same time made a nice pair of earrings for myself!

Pottery workshop review by Ka Cheng

Penny Longmore Dec 2019


Very interesting and something I knew nothing about previously. Good to do something creative at the weekend

Dalia Kaldas Nov 2019


I went to the workshop with my daughter. Hitomi was delightful. She had the most amazing range of ceramics and glass- so very beautiful and after we had chosen our pieces Hitomi went through step by step explaining what we need to do. We enjoyed chatting about Japan, Kintsugi and where to find supplies. We loved it and went home with some beautiful jewelry.

Sarah Martin Nov 2019


Lovely teacher and relaxing environment to learn new skill. Lovely sense of learning something special and ancient

Raquel Gonzalez Oct 2019


The teacher was very nice and attentive.The classroom was comfortable. I made 2 brooches and the materials were easy to use

Courtney Macdonald Sep 2019


Hitomi was a kind and patient teacher and I loved hanging out and creating beautiful accessories in her relaxing studio. There was a variety of beautiful ceramic, glass and acrylic pieces to choose from, which meant that the accessories I made were truly unique. I loved this class.

Rajeshwari Tikhile Sep 2019


It was y great class! Both the instructors are really warm and patient. I would recommend it to anyone looking to learn and new skill. The conversation I had with Hitomi was really insightful. Definitely worth it! Thanks Hitomi :-)

Daniel Portelli Sep 2019


We had a great time. We learnt the ancient art of Kintsugi. It's so beautiful, sweet, and relaxing. Our teacher was very nice and explained everything. Its very meditative and a soulful philosophy. She offered us macha tea and biscuits. And we talked about her travels to japan,
shogun, ramen and about the masters of Kintsugi. I recommend anyone interested in ceramics and japanese culture to give this workshop a go!

Anna Urakawa Aug 2019


I had a lovely class recently with Hitomi! She’s a very welcoming and patient teacher who explains and demonstrates each step of the kintsugi process. Tea and cookies were delicious whilst we waited for the glue to dry. At the end of the class I was provided with a detailed printout and tips on where to purchase my own materials. The venue was easy to find and the class great value for money if you’re after a new skill! Highly recommend.

Laura Moore Jul 2019


Our teacher Hitomi was very welcoming and provided a great variety of materials. She was patient as we took a little longer than expected. We had heaps of fun and ended up with 2 beautiful pairs of earrings!

Katrina Stanmore Jul 2019


Highly recommend if you love unique jewellery with meaning. The results are amazing. My ten year old daughter and I had a delightful few hours with Hitomi. Shes a beautiful, talented lady who made us feel very welcome. We were thrilled with our earrings & pins and loved the history behind Kintsugi. Highly recommend this workshop as something special and unique. Great value for money. We ended up making a weekend of the visit to the CBD with lunch at the QVB and staying overnight. Would definitely do any class with Hitomi again.

Tomomi Suzue Jul 2019


It was my first time to join the class and it was the best class I ever had. The teacher was really friendly and she explained all the details step by step. She also taught me about the beautiful meaning of Kintsugi and the culture. I chosen to make a pair of pierced earrings with beach glass. I could choose from variety of materials and I was so happy that I could make the only one earring in the world. I’ll definitely join the class again to make a pendant top and would love to step up to the advanced class.

Heidi Gibbs Jun 2019


Fantastic class.
Hitomi was a great teacher with a wide knowledge and passion for her craft.
Highly Recommend.
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