Kintsugi Accessory Workshop

Let's make some accessories with Kintsugi technique !

2 hours Class size 1 to 4     label $110

  • If you're fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend this class anytime
  • If you're not fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you'll need to wait for the government to announce the re-opening date for unvaccinated people

This course will not resume unless the VIC / NSW border is opened. We will inform you as soon as there is an announcement. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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 joint 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 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, acryl parts, beach glass and metal parts and you will leave with your own set of Kintsugi accessories
What to bring
Remember to wear old clothes just in case.

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 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.

Jun and Hitomi Morooka were on the TV show The Livingroom on Channel 10 on the 21th of May 2021.

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.

Verified reviews

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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

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 Sydney

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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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