Kintsugi Accessory Workshop

Let's make some accessories with Kintsugi technique !

2 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $120 (or 4 payments of $30 Afterpay)

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

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

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

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

The Kintsugi technique you’ll learn is similar to 500 years ago, but we use modern materials (epoxy glue instead of lacquer, brass powder instead of pure gold) which don’t need 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 can create your own accessories with broken ceramics, shells or glass from the beach, or even your treasures joined together!

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

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
All materials will be included as well as tea time. You can choose from ceramics, beach glass and metal parts and you will leave with your own set of Kintsugi accessories
What to bring
Remember to wear casual clothes just in case.

Kintsugi Australia is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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We provide washed and tumble dried cotton gloves, disposable gloves for each students. There is a protective screen between instructor and students. We use sanitiser to clean tables, chairs and door knobs. All materials are cleaned with alcohol before the each classes. The sanitisers are also available for each students.

Suite 713, Level 7, 1 Queens Road (St Kilda Towers - 1 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC

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 only in Sydney main studio, but online Dojo is starting in February 2022.

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.

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.

Kintsugi Australia Team

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

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Fiona Procter May 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Kintsugi accessory making is a lot of fun - the hardest part is choosing the materials you wish to work with. Our teacher was very kind, helpful, informative and patient (since we ran over time somewhat)

Arigatou Gozaimasu

Pottery workshop review by Fiona Procter

Bethany Lee May 2022

Hitomi was lovely and she patiently guided us through each step, and I enjoyed learning more and appreciating the art and history of kintsugi. I definitely had to learn how to embrace and accept the imperfection that is the beauty of kintsugi -- highly recommend this learning experience for perfectionists!

Shannon Threlfall May 2022

An absolutely amazing class. The teacher was very kind and knowledgeable. I enjoyed everything about it and learnt a new skill which I am keen to keep developing. Would highly recommend!

Carly Sutherland May 2022

Wonderful class and great teacher. Pretty sure we are going to continue with this new found skill at home thanks to Hitomi.

Julie May 2022

I enjoyed how patient & well-prepared the teacher was. Good way to learn Japanese culture

Cindy Lei May 2022

The class ran long (so do plan for spending more than 2 hours) but every minute was great!

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Cindy Lei

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Fiona Hainespettet Mar 2022

Teacher Hitomi knows her stuff and very helpful. We had a great class and no problems with running over time. Highly recommend.

Karen Libbis Mar 2022

A very relaxing, rewarding class.
Very convenient city location.
Wonderful instruction - an absolute delight. Thank you !

Sue Floyed Mar 2022

This was the best class i have ever attended. Super organised. Materials excellent. Demonstration brilliant.The teacher was so good, so patient. It was a great experience and i learnt about history. 100% recommend this class, i came home with some earrings made by me and a new understanding of Japanese history. Fantastic

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Sue Floyed

Fleur Gascoyne Feb 2022

Great Workshop run by as lovely Japanese couple who are very experienced with this craft. Very well organised class with clear instructions, small class numbers and great guidance. The hardest part was selecting which materials! Lots of choice to make your master pieces! I’m very happy with the lovely set I made. Thanks again and also for the japanese tea and snacks :-)

Pottery workshop review by Fleur Gascoyne

Sarah Gamble Feb 2022

It was a fun workshop with beautiful & unique accessories to bring home. Hitomi san’s warm personality and her tender voice made the two hours’ workshop go fast. All instructions were well explained orally along with the written notes provided. Great experience

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Sarah Gamble

Judith Weate Feb 2022

My Kintsugi class was more wonderful thanI imagined it would be. Superb teachers
and happy classmates made for a very productive and happy accessory workshop I am looking forward to more Kintsugi
My earrings and pendant are totally wearable and enjoyable so thank you so much to my patient teachers for making it a super experience for a beginner
Judith Weate

Karin Raynal May 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

It was creative! Great fun! The teacher was excellent and well prepared! It was fantastic!

Anne May 2021

I highly recommend this class. Hiromi and Jun have gone to great lengths to ensure they have the most suitable materials, not easy in Covid time. Hiromi conveys her love of the art of kintsugi in her teaching, everything is well-organised and Hiromi is very patient. Have fun!

Asso Nazaryan May 2021

It was amazing, full of fun. Thanks a lot Hitomy for such an amazing class. I learnt a lot and I’m looking forward to attend my next training
You both are amazing artists

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Asso Nazaryan Sydney

Sarah Spargo May 2021

Hitomi and Jun were incredibly welcoming, delightfully japanese, with the skills to show all 8 of us how to complete 3 beautiful objects, and the information to continue at home. 5 stars!

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Sarah Spargo

Christina Gu May 2021

My first time trying kintsugi and it was a truly wonderful experience. Thank you so much to Hitomi for sharing the history and your knowledge of kintsugi and for your endless patience. Would love to attend another class with you and Jun when you're back in Melbourne!

Colleen Angel May 2021

This is my second Kintsugi class. This time I did the Kintsugi accessories class where we made a pair of earrings and either a brooch or pendant.
Hitomi is a lovely lady and is a very good teacher.
I highly recommend their classes.

Pottery workshop review by Colleen Angel

Charlie Si Feb 2020

The workshop is fantastic! So much joy learning this traditionally technique !
Venue is great! Just a bit trouble when entry to lift is a bit difficult to find and locked after work hours.
Otherwise all good- the teacher is knowledgeable , well prepared!

Feby Lee Feb 2020

Loved it I thoroughly enjoyed it, and will recommend to my friends for sure, thank you.

Zofia Kwiatkowska Feb 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Lovely teachers, interesting technique, good stories, good material, super snacks, great central location, I m interested in learning more :)

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