Kintsugi Australia

Kintsugi Australia

Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

Kintsugi Australia, pottery and jewellery teacher
5.0 (45)
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PROFILE

Jun moved from Tokyo, Japan to Sydney, Australia in the mid 80', but it was much later until he fell in love with the art of Kinstugi in the mid 2010's where he returned to Japan to pursue more knowledge in the art of Kinstugi.

Since 2015 he has learnt the art from five different masters of the art in Japan. He has now come back to Sydney Australia to teach everyone of all ages wishing to learn and develop their skills in Kinstugi.

He founded Kintsugi Australia in 2018 to spread the knowledge and beauty of kintsugi to Aussies and the world.

Jun was featured on SBS Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=489207881638721

Jun was featured on ABC NEWS
Kintsugi teaches that broken is still beautiful — and it can transform how we see ourselves

Jun is a lecturer at the Sydney Community College Kintsugi class.

Our Teachers
Hitomi
She is Jun ‘s wife.she learned Kintsugi from Jun. She has a Kintsugi Accessory Class .

Kimie
She is the first Jun’s student. She learned Kintsugi from 2017 in a Jun’s class. Her knowledge and technique are splendid now. Her Kintsugi is delicate very beautifully. The teaching is popular with students.

Kumi
She learned Kintsugi from Jun. She is familiar with Japanese history and culture. Her teaching is very kind.

Akiko
The careers of the ceramic art are more than ten years. She learned Kintsugi from Jun. Her teaching is very kind.



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REVIEWS

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5

• Sep 2019

Traditional Kintsugi 2days Intensive Course (Mel)


The Kintsugi class run by Jun and Hitomi was a great introduction to this artform. Thanks for the teaching and inspiration, I look forwards to next time.
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We had such a fantastic afternoon in Jun’s Kintsugi workshop. Jun was an excellent teacher - kind, patient and clearly very skilled and passionate about Kintsugi. I loved hearing about the philosophy and history behind the craft too. All tools were provided and Jun clearly demonstrated each step so I feel confident that I can continue at home. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning more about Kintsugi, it was a great experience.
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


It was wonderful. It really was a very beautiful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thankyou to both of them.
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I was welcomed by Jun and his wife a very pleasant couple. Jun provided a concise short history of Kintsugi and provided information about where to learn more in-depth knowledge about the development of the philosophy behind Kintsugi. The workspace is clean ( a little small by Australian standards however I would say it’s very much what I imagine a working space to be like in Japan. All materials were supplied. Jun was very encouraging in his teaching even though I thought I was botching it up. At the end of the day I left feeling enriched for the experience. I have no hesitation in recommending this class. Rodney Scherer Graduate Diploma in Visual Art. ( Painting) Gippsland School of Art. Monash University

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Rodney Scherer
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun and his wife made me feel very welcome and Jun's story of his journey into Kintsugi is really interesting, he is lucky to be able to do something he loves. I enjoyed his instructions as well as watching him work, it was a real pleasure. I have a nice display plate from my 2 hour workshop, and knowledge of the history of Kintsugi. Excellent afternoon well spent.
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


My partner and I did this class together and absolutely loved it. Jun was a great teacher, and so patient even when we went over time! Overall a great experience and would highly recommend.
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I had a great time learning about Kintsugi even though I have no previous experience with pottery! Jun sensei was patient and very informative about the art and the class was quite therauptical! Got to create my own plate to bring home!
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


My teacher Hitomi was amazing! She was very patient and informative. I found this course to be great value for money with everything I needed supplied.

What struck me the most about Jun and Hitomi was their love for Kintsugi is so strong that they want to share their knowledge and show you how to make this an art form for yourself. The skills they teach you were designed so that you can take this art form and carry it on by yourself if you so choose to and if you don’t, you can continue with other courses and develop your skills.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone!
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun-san's class was amazing and well-prepared. We learnt about Japanese history and culture, and he was kidn enough to show us his workshop area to see all of the other ceramics he is working on. So happy we left with a beautiful gift and new approach to life. 10/10!

Pottery workshop review by Wenny Ly Sydney
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Excellent workshop. You will feel very welcome in Jun's cozy studio. He is flexible and patient with his students. It's a special and rare thing to find in Sydney! Would highly recommend.
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was very informative and the process was very relaxing and fun!
The teacher was very kind and I really enjoyed the class overall. Great experience and would totally recomend for everyone.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Fionna Sida
5

• Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Both Jun and his wife were very welcoming and knowledgeable, which created a relaxing environment for the workshop. Can’t wait to come back to learn more about the art of Kintsugi and the meaningful philosophy behind it!

Pottery workshop review by Kathy Ky
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Very friendly staff they made the whole experience fun and easy to partake. Everything was explained clearly and all materials provided.
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Going to Jun’s studio reminded me of visiting my uncle’s home. It is a friendly atmosphere and he and his wife are genuinely interested in showing you their craft and so willing to teach. It was a surprisingly enjoyable and interesting evening.
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This was the perfect class to relax and unwind and not think about the stresses of every day life. I chose this class because it is a way to focus on something peaceful and beautiful instead of my work and life pressures

Jun and Hitomi are very kind and knowledgeable. Jun was there to instruct help and guide through out the process in a calm and friendly manner .

Tea an a snack is also offered half way though which was a really nice touch and a good sign of hosting.

I could not recommend this course more


これはリラックスしてくつろぎ、日常生活のストレスについて考えることなく完璧なクラスでした。私がこのクラスを選んだのは、仕事や人生のプレッシャーの代わりに、平和で美しい何かに集中する方法だからです。

ジュンとひとみはとても親切で知識が豊富です。ジュンは、穏やかで友好的な方法で助けを指示し、プロセスをガイドするためにそこにいました。

お茶とおやつも中途半端に提供されていますが、それは本当にいい感じで、ホスティングの良い兆候でした。

このコースはこれ以上勧められませんでした
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


A fantastic class with an experienced and friendly teacher. I would highly recommend. Can't wait for the next class!
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great hospitality Jun and his wife were very knowledgeable and lovely people. Planning on going to work shop in Newcastle
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


He prepared so many stories about kintsugi to help understand what it is and he taught even very detail points. It was really amazing session
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Had a wonderful time at the Beginners Kintsugi class. All materials were provided and I got to take home my beautiful plate ! Jun was a great teacher, the class was extremely informative and I feel confident enough to practice kintsugi at home until I return to do the Traditional Kintsugi class . Hope to bump into you in Tokyo Jun! Thankyou for a lovely afternoon .
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was FANTASTIC! Jun is kind and patient and he was lovely he showed me around the city as I am new to Sydney. He is an incredible kintsugi master and I cannot wait to come back. I more than highly recommend this beautiful and original workshop. Thank you for the tea and your kindness, my plate is so lovely !
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Beautiful class, amazing teacher and all round therapeutic experience. We loved the experience and would recommend for anyone looking to try something new! Thanks very much Jun!
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


What a beautiful class and teacher. Very thorough and informative. Loved the intimate atmosphere and stories from Jun. Highly recommend to all of you! Jun is very supportive and dedicated. Very sweet teacher.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Christina Cardillo-Zallo
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The Kintsugi workshop was very enjoyable. Jun was a wonderful teacher, very patient and informative. It was a wonderful way to spend a morning.
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I had such a lovely time with Jun. he made everything so easy and relaxing - it was more like a craft session with a friend. The plate I made is beautiful. I’ll definitely be recommending Jun’s Classes to all it’s admirers!

Pottery workshop review by Leanne Langdon
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The kintsugi workshop was a fantastic experience. Jun is a great teacher and explains the process very clearly, demonstrating the techniques and tips to guide you through the steps. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will recommend the course to all my friends. Do the workshop - you will have fun and learn a new skill.

Pottery workshop review by John Gilders
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I enjoyed this class immensely. Jun is an excellent teacher, the class was very well organised with the best equipment, a wonderful pacing and great attention to detail. In addition, Jun is very encouraging which is wonderful for someone like me who has very little confidence in their creative skills.
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I really enjoyed this class. Jun is an excellent teacher - with just the right balance of instruction, information and lots of freedom to put things into practice.

It was very relaxing as well.

I learned about the history of Kintsugi and made my first ever piece.

I definitely recommend this workshop to others. I will be back again for sure.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jocasta Giles
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Highly recommended! Jun is a wonderful teacher and we learnt so much. We’re definitely coming again for more of his classes.
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was a very patient and encouraging teacher. Before we started he let me in on the history of kintsugi so that I understand the philosophy of fixing broken things (which has a very profound meaning). During lesson, he kept assuring me not to worry about time or making mistakes, he simply would like the students to enjoy making the kintsugi calmly. I went a little over the time to finish my piece, and I’m so happy with how it turns out. Plus him and his wife were very warm people, we had a good chat in between the activities (and snacks too!). Thank you for the class Jun!

Pottery workshop review by Audrey Limas
5

• Jul 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


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.

Jewellery workshop review by Anna Urakawa Sydney
5

• Jul 2019

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


Great class. Very warm and friendly atmosphere. Jun is clearly a kinsugi master and very generous with his knowledge. You are provided exactly everything you need and you have your own lamp and bin ect. They have thought of everything and it helped to make a great experience. Looking forward to next class!

Pottery workshop review by Yuri Mathews
5

• Jul 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


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!

Jewellery workshop review by Laura Moore
5

• Jul 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I really enjoyed my session with Hitomi! She was really patient and nice, and was helpful with giving me pointers to complete my first kintsugi piece. This beginner's class is easy to follow and is a great introduction to the art and philosophy of kintsugi. Thanks Hitomi!

Pottery workshop review by Joan Ho
5

• Jul 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Very nice people, great workshop. Enjoyable and also learning about the art and history of kintsugi. I have signed up for the next stage of the course. Great experience. Thank you.

Pottery workshop review by Robert Fossey
5

• Jul 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Absolutely wonderful. Jun was so caring and explained everything clearly. All was well prepared to maximise time and his notes are really clear. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon
Thank you!
5

• Jul 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun is an excellent teacher. We had lots of fun! Highly recommended this course! fun!
5

• Jul 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This personlised workshop was excellent. Jun provided clear instruction and everything needed to create my first kintsugi. Highly recommended.
5

• Jul 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


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.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Katrina Stanmore Sydney
5

• Jul 2019

Traditional Kintsugi Weekend Intensive Workshop


Having always been fascinated by the philosophy of Kintsugi that something broken can be reassembled "to be even more beautiful” we made a trip to Sydney and enrolled in a 2day intensive course with Jun.
We had a fabulous couple of days - we were greeted with a warm welcome and our Kintsugi materials were well organised and waiting for us on our desk so we could get to work. Jun explained the techniques clearly and thoroughly and provided written instructions as well. He was alongside us whilst we worked giving us encouragement and tips along the way. We now feel equipped and confident to practice these techniques at home and are so glad we came and did the course. Both of us returned to Melbourne feeling refreshed and relaxed
Thankyou to Hitomi for her warm hospitality- we loved the Japanese tea and biscuits and laughing and chatting with you both throughout the course. If you love Kintsugi- we can not recommend this course more highly.
5

• Jul 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Bought this course as a gift and the recipient loved the experience... she said it was very interesting and relaxing
5

• Jul 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


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.
5

• Jun 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Fantastic class.
Hitomi was a great teacher with a wide knowledge and passion for her craft.
Highly Recommend.
4

• Jun 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great workshop, we learnt about both the practical and the philosophical parts of Kintsugi. Jun was a fantastic teacher!
5

• Jun 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was a fantastic teacher and lovely leader for our small class. Class sizes are small, so you get personalised attention. The workshop was lovely and the little break for tea and snacks was unexpected and nice to sit back while things dried. Very relaxing and informational. I think I'll go back for the traditional class next!

Pottery workshop review by Kristin Sutter Sydney
5

• Jun 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great class! The teacher is so friendly and well organized. Perfect little touches to make me feel like I was the only student. Thanks heaps!
5

• Jun 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Learning modern kintsugi from Jun was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It is a hands on experience and I am excited to apply the skills learnt at home.

Pottery workshop review by Joanna Yu
5

• May 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Fabulous workshop! One-on-one attention, came away with a beautiful plate and some supplies for future work. Definitely recommend!

Pottery workshop review by Diane Sargeant Sydney
5

• May 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I loved my Kintsugi workshop with Jun today. It was a nice introduction to the history of Kintsugi as well repairing a broken piece of pottery. Jun also runs a three day course which I hope to attend. It’s very relaxing and Jun is a lovely teacher. I would highly recommend

Pottery workshop review by Melinda Lamond
5

• Apr 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Wonderful class. Jun was a fabulous teacher and we thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Came away with a lovely memento of our class.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jenny Braham
5

• Apr 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


An enjoyable and fantastic experience! I would definitely recommend this to all my friends. Jun (the teacher) is very kind and friendly, leading you through the history, philosophy of Kintsugi with detailed and patient instructions for your hand-on experience. After 2 hours of workshop with chatting and laughing, you will have your own beautiful Kintsugi ceramics, a piece of art that you can display or use. And after the beginner workshop, now I feel like I can repair my family and my friends’ broken ceramics. I certainly enjoyed the entire experience, including the lovely tea break and Japanese cookies!

Pottery workshop review by David Wan


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