Kintsugi Accessory Workshop

Let's make some accessories with Kintsugi technique!

2 hours 15 mins Class size 1 to 8     label $130

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.

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

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop location
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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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Samantha Oct 2023

Really fun class. I had fun mixing and matching sea glass with ceremics creating such contrasting pieces that are not only unique but beautiful.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Samantha - Melbourne

Glenda Macnaughton Sep 2023

Very knowledgeable and supportive teacher. She made sure that each student could be successful at each stage of the process. Great outcome for all and I was very pleased with pieces.

Easy to get to location.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Glenda Macnaughton - Melbourne

Vivian Tan Jun 2023

Hitomi-san was a great teacher who explained everything thoroughly. It was so fun learning about kintsugi and being able to walk away from class with your own accessories! The most difficult part was probably choosing which ceramic and sea glass you want to use for your accessories, they have lots of choice. Overall, had a really fun time and would recommend.

Pottery class review by Vivian Tan - Melbourne

Jessica Trevena Jun 2023

Hitomi and Jun were absolutely wonderful. One of the classes was completely booked out and so they squeezed me in alongside the general kintsugi workshop, which was super lovely of them (and they didn’t need to do!). They were both incredibly prepared to teach us, providing us with some background of kintsugi, as well as more context as to where the materials came from etc. and provided everything for us. Hitomi gave me her full attention and was very deliberate with her instructions that it was so easy - the time flew by so fast! Would certainly recommend the course. I love what I made and know that I can wear it and show it off to friends and family

Pottery class review by Jessica Trevena - Melbourne

Maria Browne Jun 2023

Such a lovely introduction to kintsugi from an experienced instructor. The sea glass and vintage ceramics were really cool, and she had heaps of tips, techniques and little bits of history to add. Thanks so much!

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Maria Browne - Melbourne

Kristy Taylor May 2023

My friend and I had a really lovely time doing the kintsugi jewellery course.
The teacher was super lovely and did really well keeping us on track.
Learning a little bit of the history was really interesting.
Thank you so much for a lovely fun experience.

Kylie Crampton Apr 2023

I really enjoyed Hitomi’s class.
Venue was easy to find and we were greeted warmly.
Hitomi generously shared her knowledge and guided us each step of the way to create our very own Kintsugi pieces.
Loved this class!
Thank you Hitomi

Pottery class review by Kylie Crampton - Melbourne

Karina Lee Mar 2023

Hitomi and Jun are so kind and lovely! Hitomi was a wonderfully patient teacher too and really upheld the whole theme of "imperfections are beautiful" - which was great for those of us stressing over our work! She also took the time to really explain the history of kintsugi as we were working on our pieces.

Absolutely loved this class, so much fun and an amazing experience (They also have SO many colours and designs of broken pieces so it's a great place to let your creativity run wild!)

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Karina Lee - Melbourne

Debra Menser Feb 2023

Hitomi was a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. Glad I brought an apron! Everything was provided, and we got to take things home that we made. I'm definitely going to return for classes!

Jenny Chan Dec 2022

The kintsugi jewelley class uses an array of simple tools, glue and gold mica. The creative process of joining pieces together is delicate. Our friendly teacher, Hitomi was patient and provided us with some interesting conversation. We learnt some about Japanese culture and some new Japanese words like dojo. I recommend this crafty session.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Jenny Chan - Melbourne

Veronica Arca Nov 2022

The workshop was funny and interesting. The teacher Hitomi is great, super helpful and give you the best advice for make sure you'll create a gorgeous accessory. She also introduced the story and the meaning behind the Kintsugi. You will not be disappointed from choosing this workshop.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Veronica Arca - Melbourne

Jane Paton Nov 2022

Fantastic class! Hitomi was a fabulous teacher, very meticulous in instructions and process. Looking forward to trying again at home.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Jane Paton - Melbourne

Ramelle Lewis Nov 2022

Wonderful teacher, lovely to learn and make beautiful things. Thank you Hitomi san. Arigato! Thank you

Pottery class review by Ramelle Lewis - Melbourne

Zarinah Adam Nov 2022

Hitomi is an excellent teacher and the class easy to follow. There were six in the class and that was just right for the space. I enjoyed the class immensely and look forward to doing another.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Zarinah Adam - Melbourne

Bev Robertson Nov 2022

The workshop was fantastic and extremely well organised by Hitomi. Her step by step instructions were precise and there was a variety of ceramic and glass choices available.
The small group allowed individual assistance. A most enjoyable afternoon was spent creating three unique pieces of jewellery. With much appreciation.

Sue Collard Nov 2022

Great class with lovely humour from Hitomi-san.
I can't believe we were able to produce such polished pieces in just two hours. All the time being well supervised.
And in typical Japanese service tradition we were provided with a lovely afternoon tea.
Great work guys!

Jennifer Jenkins Sep 2022

I decided to join a Kintsugi Accessory group as I’d really enjoyed my introductory Kintsugi class last month with Jun. His wife Hitomi was my teacher this time & once again I was impressed with how well prepared she was & how clearly she explained each part of the techniques she was teaching us. She sent us all home with 3 finished items packaged in little cellophane bags on printed cards. We felt very professional! I’m looking forward to doing another class with Jun & Hitomi again soon.
Jennifer Jenkins. Mount Martha.Vic

Lorraine Flannery Sep 2022

What was the teacher like? - Very informative and patient
How was the venue (if applicable)? - Small and intermit
If materials were provided, did you like them? - we had many pieces to choose from
Was the experience good value for money? - we came away with three pieces and I wore them the next day
What did you do / learn? - kintsugi Jewelry
What did you like most? - Friendly atmosphere and small group that worked well together.
Fabulous afternoon of fun!

Lauren Brown Aug 2022

My class was one on one with Hitomi and I loved it! The step by step instructions were perfectly explained and there was help if I needed it, or space to try on my own. Hitomi was so lovely.

Pottery class review by Lauren Brown - Melbourne

Gaye Middleton Aug 2022

The Kintsugi accessories class was terrific. The venue was easy to get too, being close to the city. Hirimoto was a very knowledgeable and patient teacher, and it was interesting to learn the history behind Kintsugi as well as the technique. There was a wide variety of ceramics and sea glass to choose from, so there is something for everyone. I am very pleased with my pieces and look forward to wearing them.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Gaye Middleton - Melbourne

Jessica Pegg Aug 2022

Fantastic workshop by Kingtsugi Australia! Very enjoyable and well taught - I would happily go again

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop review by Jessica Pegg - Melbourne

Di Zheng Aug 2022

Love the history and the view point of imperfections are beautiful. Instructor is very helpful

Fiona Procter May 2022

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 class review by Fiona Procter - Melbourne

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 - Melbourne

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 - Melbourne

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 class review by Fleur Gascoyne - Melbourne

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 - Melbourne

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

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 - Melbourne

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 - Melbourne

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 class review by Colleen Angel - Melbourne

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

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

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