Kintsugi Australia, pottery 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 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)






Classes


Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop

5.0 (1,079)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sydney

1 to 14

label $120

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners

5.0 (96)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Sydney

2 to 8

label $130

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course

5.0 (19)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Sydney

1 to 6

label $385

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course

5.0 (11)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Sydney

1 to 6

label $385

Mother's Day Kintsugi Accessory Workshop

5.0 (8)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Sydney

1 to 6

label $125

Valentine's Day Beginner Kintsugi Workshop

5.0 (8)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Sydney

1 to 12

label $120

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop

5.0 (213)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Melbourne

1 to 12

label $120

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop

5.0 (45)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Melbourne

1 to 8

label $130

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course

4.9 (25)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Melbourne

1 to 8

label $385

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Braddon

1 to 12

label $135

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners

5.0 (145)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Dutton Park

1 to 14

label $120

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop - Brisbane

5.0 (6)

date_range Sun 21 Apr, 10am

location_on Dutton Park

1 to 6

label $130

Traditional Kintsugi Two-day Course

5.0 (22)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Dutton Park

1 to 7

label $385





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Reviews

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Suzanne Bailey Feb 2024


I received a voucher to do the Kintsugi class for Christmas from my husband. I took my good friend along with me and we had such a great time. We learned the history of Kintsugi and the instructors took us through the process of repairing a broken plate using the Kintsugi method, one step at a time. I feel inspired to try out this method at home myself. Jun sun was a great teacher and we enjoyed our refreshing green tea and matcha Kit-Kat to refuel us halfway through the class.

Amanda Cole Feb 2024


The class was very well run. The teachers were friendly, experienced and knowledgeable and the class was timed perfectly so everyone could complete each step with assistance as required.

Jennifer Guarino Feb 2024


Class was awesome, well organized and we were taken through step by step. Final result was beautiful. I have always wanted to learn Kintsugi and Master Jun's method is something I can understand and repeat. I highly recommend this class.

Justine Coleman Feb 2024


What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Senseis Jun and Hitomi were amazing teachers - so well organised, encouraging and generous with stories and skills. I can't believe I was able to repair a plate in just two hours whilst learning so much about Japan.
Thank you SO much!

Pottery class review by Justine Coleman - Melbourne

Linh Nguyen Feb 2024


I booked the workshop as I've always fascinated by the ideology of Kintsugi. It was very therapeutic just as I needed and very informative too. There are lots of instructors out there teaching the same thing but i'm glad I booked with Jun and Hitomi, they are very knowledgeable about this form of arts and its history too. I absolutely loved the whole experience and i'm planning to come back to learn traditional method

Desanka Feb 2024


Would give this authentic Japanese experience six stars if I could - it was awesome on so many levels. Hitomi was a hands-on teacher who checked on each of her students equally to make sure we were completing each step correctly and mastered the techniques. So much so that when we finished we were confident we could continue this amazing craft at home. The kit (purchased separately) was great value too. Jun was great support and treated us to a fun Japanese morning tea break. The history of kintsugi was fascinating and delivered with humour. The course was great therapy esp when you understand how the philosophy of kintsugi can be applied to our own lives. I am not usually great with crafts but I was so thrilled with my finished masterpiece - testimony to the great materials and teachers in Hitomi and Jun. Little wonder these classes are so heavily booked.

Joanne Sweeney Feb 2024


Such fun and a beautiful skill to learn. Thanks Jun for teaching us! Engaging, and just the right length!

Meredith Doyle Feb 2024


I found this course incredibly knowledgeable, as short as it was, we have been given enough information to push forward confidently. But there is support available if you need/want it, well done Jun san, thank you, thank you, thank you.

James Kaaden Feb 2024


A great class and a highly recommended pastime for those looking for moments of mindfulness in our busy world.

Pottery class review by James Kaaden - Melbourne

Merryn Burt Feb 2024


Very clear teaching and came away with skills to use in the future as well as a lovely piece to use now.

Mrs Yelka Lajic Feb 2024


This course was amazing, we were provided with a wonderful introduction, history of Kintsugi. The teachers were friendly and helpful throughout, provided instructions and guidance through every step if tge Kintsugi process. Met some wonderful people. Thoroughly recommend.

Justine Sharman Feb 2024


My sister in law gave me this class for my birthday and we went to the class together. We really enjoyed it. The teachers were fabulous, the class was well run and was great value.

Laura Redaelli Feb 2024


Amazing class!
It’s nice to learn a bit about Japanese culture and a new craft.
The teachers are lovely, helpful and explain very well.

Pottery class review by Laura Redaelli - Melbourne

Meredith Doyle Feb 2024


Fantastic, I really enjoyed it, now onto the traditional Kintsugi class, looking forward to that class so much ️

Margaret J Thomson Feb 2024


Class was a voucher from my son. Teacher was lovely - very encouraging and helpful. I emjoyed the experience and was happy with my finished product

Dianne Wilson Feb 2024


Absolutely enjoyed this workshop. Hitomi is a friendly knowledgeable lady with excellent teaching skills. She was encouraging and helpful while giving increasing independence and feedback. I would highly recommend. Loved every minute

Pottery class review by Dianne Wilson - Melbourne

Vicki Lu Feb 2024


This workshop was well organised, paced and fun. Every little feature from how to keep the table clean to times between glue drying was perfectly planned.

Jesika Dawnn Feb 2024


This class was chosen as a gift for my friends birthday and it was a great way to celebrate. Not only did we learn a new technique, we also had a fun history talk by Noriko. Everything was explained well and our project was completed in the workshop time which meant we all had a sense of achievement. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to learn something new and interesting.

Lynne Lee Feb 2024


Instructor taught very well, enjoyed class! Not difficult to pick this up as a beginner. Finished product looked good.

Lyndon Smith Feb 2024


A very good time, teachers are extremely good at what they do. You can tell there's some real talent in that room.

Mary Isabel Pilkinton Feb 2024


I came with my uncle as a Christmas present. We had a lovely time, they were very welcoming, helpful and gave great instruction as well as interesting Japanese history and cultural information. All the materials were good.

Anthea McStay Feb 2024


I was given the introductory course as a gift and had the most wonderful time being gently led through the process, and learning the history and philosophy. A most enjoyable afternoon with a most enjoyable teacher!

Pottery class review by Anthea McStay - Sydney

Samantha Seaton Feb 2024


Excellent class, well explained and Kitome had a lovely teaching style and very easy to follow instructions. Look for ward to attending more classes. I bought the kit to mend some broken items at home. Can't wait.

Stephanie Robinson Feb 2024


Fabulous class in a central location with lovely teacher and everything needed for a fun couple of hours making Kintsugi accessories.

Rebecca Xu Feb 2024


My partner and I attended this class for a Valentine's date. We really loved our teacher, June, who has curated an absolutely wonderful experience. You can tell that a lot of thought and passion has gone into these classes: not only were his instructions very easy to follow and all the material meticulously prepared, we also learnt about the history and cultural role of Kintsugi as well as June's personal experience with this artform. We left feeling like we could definitely do this again ourselves, as June also showed us exactly where to get the all the material needed. Arigato gozaimasu, June! See you next time.

Suanne Sheridan Feb 2024


This class was a great introduction to Kintsugi.
Jun is an excellent and fun teacher.

Aurélie Feb 2024


Easy access location
Comfortable setting
Knowledgeable teacher
Patient and friendly teacher
Great learning experience
I recommend this class

Pottery class review by Aurélie - Sydney

John Redmond Feb 2024


Fantastic! Great class, interesting info about the process and it's history. Excellent teacher. Highly recommended!

Erin Hamby Feb 2024

62 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


Have done all 3 of the workshops on offer. This one was fabulous fun. Small class size and a lot of creative freedom.
Lots of materials to choose from. Look forward to booking in again

Katrina Lewry Feb 2024


Loved this class, Jun San and Hiromi San are so generous with their time, energy and sharing their learnings.
They have a very respectful way of sharing the experience of kintsugi.
I love listening to Junsan's stories and the way he explains the processes involved and the background behind kintsugi.
I have done 2 classes and will do more with these guys

Ian Irwin Feb 2024


Noriko was so lovely and had great patience with us. We loved learning about the technique and history behind this beautiful practice. Noriko facilitated a very relaxing and calm class and it was very therapeutic. We highly recommend this class

Karen Sattler Feb 2024


The class is a great snapshot of a wonderful art practice. Incorporating modern techniques but coupled with a trip to historic Japan, the two hours roles by seamlessly. Added with a little tea ceremony and some lovely personal touches, Noriko-sensai was personable, warm and well informed.

Terri Bettany Feb 2024


What wonderful class! An introduction to the history and beauty of Kintsugi. Thank you Jun and Hitomi

Patricia Sellars Feb 2024


The most gracious host. Wonderful patient teacher.
The materials were great
I really loved the simplicity each step of the way took to bring the piece together
I just want to do it again
Thankyou

Maxwell Piaggio Feb 2024


Jun-san was a fantastic sensei. He’s very skilled and knowledgeable as well as engaging during his workshops. I learnt a lot over the two days and look forward to continuing my Kintsugi practice

Christine Fea Feb 2024


The teacher and assistant were very helpful, especially as I have mobility difficulty. The teacher was very friendly and helpful. I think everyone enjoyed the workshop. The morning tea was lovely and our plate at the end was very good. Would definitely recommend this workshop.

Pottery class review by Christine Fea - Brisbane

Janet Danielson Feb 2024


Well taught, fun and interesting. The teacher was very kind and encouraging. No need to be perfect.

Stephanie Mace Feb 2024


I couldn’t be more impressed by this workshop. I will be recommending it to many. I use the concept in my work with children and their families, and can now fully appreciate the process. Thank you for your patience and thorough teaching!

Victoria Nash Feb 2024


Teachers welcoming and friendly. Explained each step carefully and offered help as needed. Loved the pace of the class, the history lesson attached and the tea break included.

Lis Clough Feb 2024


Got a voucher for my 60th birthday from my son. Instruction was great- clear and informative, and we all produced a lovely piece!

Wendy Downes Feb 2024


The class was professionally run with lots of information. The teaching team were kind, organised and fun. I now feel equipped to start on some of my own projects. Thank you.

Katie Lawton Feb 2024


Our teacher Jun-san was very helpful and kind. My son and I really enjoyed the session. Thank you Jun-san!

Rizal Indrawan Feb 2024


We did this for our wedding anniversary and it was the best experience ever! Thank you Jun! You’re a great teacher. Very patient and knowledgeable. Now we can do Kintsugi

Carroll Go-Sam Feb 2024


The teachers were delightful, engaging & provided clear step by step instructions. Kintsugi is more complex than it appears at first glance. I came away with a much greater appreciation of its art and emotional association.

Tristan Dylan Beisler Feb 2024


Wonderful class. Very fun and informative. All the matirials were provided. Snacks were awsome too

Sean McBride Feb 2024


So much fun and you learn about the history as well. And there’s snacks :-)

Sue Ure Feb 2024


A really well run workshop, excellent materials. The presenters were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. It was fun! Easy off street parking, venue itself was good. I left with new skills I feel confident to try. Thanks!

Bronwyn Coker Feb 2024


This class was excellent! Miyoko was a great teacher and we were able to complete a dish in class which we took home!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Bronwyn Coker - Sydney

Philip Siddall Feb 2024


Miyoko was great. Very good at explaining the steps and good fun. And very satisfying to produce a beautiful dish in 2 hours.

Jeremy Nguyen Feb 2024


I loved the lesson. The teacher miyoko made kintsugi very approachable and gave me confidence when I start my own project in the future.

Hannah Newnham Feb 2024


The sensei was so lovely and welcoming. It was a really engaging and fun class. The booking options were flexible and accommodating. The venue was easy to find and accessible. We had such a great time and love our finished plates!

Holly de Havilland Jan 2024


Really fun workshop. Very knowlegable and hospitable hosts. Good central location in the CBD. Great value for money. Loved the experience and would recommend!

Pottery class review by Holly de Havilland - Sydney

Jacinda Adriana Pangaribuan Jan 2024


We had a wonderful time learning about Kintsugi with Hitomi-san's patient guidance. Her stories were fascinating and the philosophy behind Kintsugi is very inspiring.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jacinda Adriana Pangaribuan - Sydney

Kelly Tang Jan 2024


I went to Hitomi-san's modern kintsugi class with two girlfriends (celebrating an engagement)! The whole process was really fun - we loved learning about the history and philosophy of kintsugi while we worked on our plate!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kelly Tang - Sydney

Jenny Croft Jan 2024


This was an excellent experience! It's at a studio owned by a Japanese couple. Hitomi is very patient, great story teller and very good at guiding you how to do kintsugi. All materials are provided and we are given information about what tools and products are required if we want to continue to practice kintsugi ourselves. This was a great way to spend an afternoon in an intimate small class - and a great bday present. 10/10!

Nichola Walker Jan 2024


Great class with Hitomi! Was grest as a date with a small class size and great direction

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Nichola Walker - Sydney

Jemima Shafei-Ongu Jan 2024


Our teacher, Jun, was lovely (skilled, fiddly and knowledgeable) and walked us through everything with detail, patience, attentiveness and encouragement. His knowledge of the artform comes from a bredth of training under several different Kintsugi masters in Japan. His wife, Hitimi was also very helpful with any administrative needs. We were even treated to a Sencha tea, delicious Japanese honey soy rice cracker and a green tea KitKat. We really enjoyed our time there learning about/ making our own Kintsugi. It has definitely interested me in the class with traditional organic products (which they also run) - this class uses the contemporary commercial products of glue and putty to stick the pieces together (which makes it really easy to replicate at home). A fun and relaxing creative time out - highly recommended.

Sarah Won Jan 2024


Thank you Jun- san!
It was a lovely experience and I learnt so much in the short time we had.
It’s a lovely small group experience and really calming ☺️

Highly recommend it!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Sarah Won - Sydney

Kathleen Qian Jan 2024


It’s such a great opportunity to learn Kintsugi skills and history in 2 hours.
The class is such a great fun and meaningful experience. Jun-san is a great teacher, and I can easily follow the step one by one.

Paul Ward Jan 2024


Great workshop! Interesting and generous in time and in sharing their wealth of information! Thankyou.

Ellen Kinmont Jan 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Jun-san was a fantastic Kintsugi teacher and made our class super enjoyable! He gave us great detail about the history of Kintsugi and his own journey as well as very clear and helpful instructions throughout the class to repair our dishes. Jun-san was very encouraging as well and helped us where we needed it!

All the materials we needed were provided for us and were easy to use. We did a private class which was great value for money and made a great work team event for something different!

Hitomi-san also prepared some snacks and Sencha green tea as a refreshment during the class which was delicious! Would definitely do the class again or try Hitomi-san's jewellery Kintsugi class!

James Leung Jan 2024


Great experience, Hitomi was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The snacks and tea were an added bonus!

Margaret Wilcoxon Jan 2024


Fun, organised and great teacher. Enjoyed this quick kinstugi class very much learned history as well.

Julie Retter Jan 2024


We were are group totalling 4 who had a great afternoon learning all about kintsugi.
Hitomi, our teacher, was patient guiding each of us and answering all of our questions. She was very encouraging and gave advice when needed. The studio was centrally located in Sydney CBD and was a quiet oasis.
All equipment and items were provided by her and allowed for plenty of choice of sea glass and ceramic pieces. She provided some Japanese refreshment as well.
We were all very pleased with the items we made.
I would highly recommend this experience.

Margaret Turnbull Jan 2024


The teacher was excellent she gave clear instructions and shared interesting stories about the craft. The class was small so we had plenty of individual guidance. It was a beautiful well-lit room.

Susan Baumann Jan 2024


Unexpectedly I had a private class so Jun, the teacher, gave me all his attention. The tools and supplies needed were beautifully set out. I was given some history of kintsugi as well as written notes to take home. Jun’s instructions were very clear and there was plenty of time to do each task. I chose to buy a kit with all I would need to do some more kintsugi at home. Details of the dojo, which I could attend, were also given.

Christine Dickson Jan 2024


Many thanks to Noriko san for a wonderful morning. My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed learning of the history of Kintsugi and being able to bring new life to our broken plates. We look forward to coming again. Arigato.
Christine

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Christine Dickson - Sydney

Margaret Stewart Jan 2024


Noriko was delightful. Her instructions were clear; her attention to detail was terrific and the final product was very attractive. I enjoyed the cultural background to kintsugi.

Rebecca Barnott-Clement Jan 2024


Our teacher was really lovely, very friendly and professional. She made the Kintsugi process interesting and accessible, with lots of great facts about the history of Kintsugi and the difference between modern and traditional approaches.

Jade Cundle Jan 2024


Such an amazing class! Lots of interesting facts and history about Kintsugi and such passion and energy from our instructor.
The steps were easy to follow and a beautiful plate fixed using Kintsugi to take home. Definitely interested to come back and try the traditional method class!

Rachael McKenzie Jan 2024


Was a fantastic class - very informative and easy to follow instructions ! I will be back for a Dojo class ! Thank you for a great afternoon!

Pottery class review by Rachael McKenzie - Sydney

Michelle Camilleri Jan 2024


Brilliant! Had a fabulous time. Love the philosophy and tuition. Thank you kindly team. Thanks.

Jamie Duncan Jan 2024


Had a great time learning about the history of the art of Kintsugi while learning how to do the modern method. All the tools and materials were provided and I was able to take home my repaired plate at the end of the workshop.

Natasha Burtenshaw Jan 2024


Fantastic class and very well organised. Highly recommend. Enjoyed the option for our private group of four.

Jassy Husk Jan 2024


amazing experience, strongly recommend this for with mates. The teacher and the space were great

Robert Swift Jan 2024


A fabulous introduction to Kintsugi. A pleasant welcome; plenty of space and good light to work on the project, as well as good materials. The explanation of the step wise process to restore the plate was clear and the teacher helpful and available.
We might well step up and try the 'Dojo challenge' for our own broken plates and cups!

Shelley Jones Jan 2024


Miyoki (apologies if I have spelling incorrect) was a fantastic facilitator. We learnt about the origins of kintsugi which I found most interesting, and the knowledge sharing of proper technique and guidance along the way was most appreciated. Definitely recommend. Great value and a lovely time had by my friend and I to do something a little different together.

Charlie Oxford Dec 2023


This class was amazing. Our teacher was brilliant. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of going

Mahzabin Anindita Dec 2023


It was a great experience. Our teacher was very helpful and informative. I might join the practice session

David Chen Dec 2023


Excellent class. Friendly, engaging teacher. We found it very enjoyable and interesting to learn about the history of Kintsugi!

Elena Marouchos Dec 2023


What an absolute treat it was to spend the time with Master Jun. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Jun's stories and patience were not only endearing but appreciated. The tea and treats were a lovely touch too.

Jodie Vandermeer Dec 2023


Hitomi San was an amazing teacher and the lesson was so enjoyable. I can highly recommend the experience.

Callum Cashel Dec 2023


We had an excellent experience with Hitomi. Her instructions were clear and easy to follow. Her depth of knowledge in the artform and Japanese history was exceptional. It is often the case with crafts such as this where you do a great one-off class, but it is prohibitively expensive or technically difficult to practice the art at home. With Hitomi's Kintsugi class, I am confident I have the skill and access to materials needed to continue practicing kintsugi on a number of items that are broken at home. Arigato gozaimasu!

Neave Taylor Dec 2023


Such a fantastic class! Instructions were very clear and the snacks and tea provided were also delicious. The class went by so quickly but we never felt rushed. We look forward to applying the skills we learnt at home.

Siew Rowe Dec 2023


I attended the Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course recently. My teacher, Jun-San is very knowledgeable and patient in teaching the basics of Kintsugi and goes through every step clearly. I like how he shared the history of Kintsugi before we start the lesson.

Marylyn Whitwell Dec 2023


Myoko greeted me, and made me feel comfortable. A delightful lady. I enjoyed that not only did I get to explore a new skill, but also to learn a little insight into Japan and the history. I can’t pretend that I produced a perfect result, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All the equipment was provided, and I was encouraged to photograph all steps, and equipment so that I can work at home too.
A delightful way to learn, and spend my afternoon.
Although my finished plate may not be perfect, I enjoyed the experience, and my little plate
Thank you.

ps. I would add photos, if I knew how to do it.

Ling Ka Yi Dec 2023


Amazing class by Hitomi san. I had a fun and relaxing time while I made my own kinstugi earrings and pendant. I would highly recommend this unique class to any one who enjoys making accessories for themselves or as a gift!

Nola Evangelou Dec 2023


The class was wonderful
Our teacher, Hitsumi, was so informative and very patient at every stage of the process. Her knowledge allowed me to understand the history and the importance of kintsugi over the past 500 years, but also the spiritual importance it allows people to have. Thank you, Hitsumi! I would love to learn and do more in the future! Arigato!

Claire Williams Dec 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Absolutely fantastic class. Super informative and super fun. I learnt so much and the teacher was amazing amd knowledgeable. Great location, well priced. Everything was provided, including a lovely afternoon tea
Highly recommend this course whether you have no experience or even want to expand your knowledge and talents. Highlight of my weekend ❤️

Keenan Consul Dec 2023


Teacher was very helpful and patient with everyone, felt like time flew by as it was very enjoyable class.

Catherine O'Kane Dec 2023


Jun was a warm, kind and very good teacher. I really enjoyed the kintsugi workshop. The class was well paced, and I am very pleased with the plate that we repaired using this method. I would defiantly recommend their classes to others!

Maggie Murphy Dec 2023


Absolutely loved this class! The instructions were easy to follow and understandable. The instructors were so kind and patient, helping everyone who needed it with a smile on their faces. I love my plate and am excited to make more by myself, as the instructions and materials needed were all explained so well! Highly recommend to anyone considering!

Janet Gomes Dec 2023


Beautiful instructor and very helpful. Most enjoyable morning. Enjoyed the history of Kintsugi. Thank you

Nan Jordan Dec 2023


We had a positive experience. Clear and easy to follow instructions. Our instructor was very patient and available to assist and give helpful feedback. Overall nice and relaxing environment. We enjoyed ourselves and will recommend this to our friends

Juliet Goodchild Dec 2023


Perfectly planned class with all material supplied and good attention to detail needed by a beginner. Background to the art explained well. The importance of less is more well explained

Anne Faichney Dec 2023


Good directions
Though car park doors closed

Clear instructions

I liked the history shared

Equipment provided and a pack to buy at the end so able to begin process without trying to source materials.

Dominic Witkop Dec 2023


My partner and I had a wonderful time. A very welcoming environment. Not only did we learn kintsugi but we got a crash course in its history and philosophy. The whole experience was enjoyable and the Japanese tea with Matcha flavoured Kit Kat provided by Noriko was delicious. Noriko was an excellent sensei and I highly recommend the class.

Pottery class review by Dominic Witkop - Sydney

Sarah Jones Dec 2023


Wonderfully patient teacher and I'm so grateful we were taught a brief background about Kintsugi as it was a perfect setting for trying it out.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Sarah Jones - Melbourne

Kerry McGlashan Dec 2023


Very interesting history, all the materials were provided, great teachings by Noriko, she was so lovely.

Phillip Quin Dec 2023


Teacher was great. Class was relaxing and instructions clear with help when we needed it, and interesting facts. A very pleasant experience.

Carolyn Holmes Dec 2023


had a great time. the teacher was very knowledgeable and friendly, everything we needed was at our finger tips. The time passed very quickly, and we all took home our plate which looked great! would recommend this class .
Carolyn

Carol Annis-Brown Dec 2023


Jin is an excellent teacher and his class was well presented and all equipment was provided and each step was explained in detail and he was very supportive and helpful in guiding us through each step. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and hope to join him next year for another class.

Anne Henne Dec 2023


Such a lovely and relaxing activity ti do .Jun was very nice and encouraging. I enjoyed learning some of the skill.
I was very relaxed with the group.
I recommend for people to try this course.

Hazel Morris Dec 2023


Really insightful into the art, but also history and culture. A very peaceful atmosphere learning a new skill from a very experienced tutor

Teresa Chan Dec 2023


Jun was an excellent teacher. I had a fantastic time, learning a new skill. Highly recommended.

Pottery class review by Teresa Chan - Sydney

Aneta Walkowska-Smith Nov 2023


Absolutely loved everything about it! Learned so much not only about Kintsugi but about Japan in general. Thank you!

Liz Lobb Nov 2023


This was a fabulous lesson. The teacher Jun was so patient and meticulous. A true craftsman and Master of Kintsugi. The process was step by step and you are guided through each step to create a beautiful piece. I love the philosophy behind it as well and it reminds me of Leonard Cohen's song - "there is a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in". A truly meditative experience and I would recommend it for all.

Nikita Bhula Nov 2023


My partner and I recently attended this short course, after finding it online. We had a lovely afternoon in a calm environment, learning about this new skill. Our teacher was Miyoko - she was friendly and kind, well informed. We loved the experience! THANK YOU to Miyoko for such a lovely, well guided experience.

Aryan Chawla Nov 2023


Jun-san was very friendly and passionate about the craft. He took his time to explain the history behind kintsugi, teach us more about the symbolism behind it and was very helpful when we were repairing the plate. Well worth the visit to learn a new skill

Faye Hopkins Nov 2023


Jun is a very concise, and experienced teacher, teaching slowly, in steps, which is easy to follow, along with the history behind Kintsugi. I loved this.

Ann Fox Nov 2023


Hitomi was a brilliant teacher. Very attentive and explained the process and history of kintsugi very well. All materials were provided, set up and ready to go. You can buy a kit to do kintsugi repairs at home but the teacher also advised where you could buy materials and different options. She gave great suggestions on how to repair a personal item at home. I would definitely recommend this workshop.

Tim Barbarino Nov 2023


Jun-san’s Kintsugi class was amazing! His teaching style is gentle and easy to follow.

I highly recommend to anyone seeking to learn a unique art form. It’s not just about fixing ceramics. It’s also about finding beauty in the broken, and emerging stronger.

Pottery class review by Tim Barbarino - Sydney

Julie Wood Nov 2023


Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and learning about the history of Kintsugi. Teacher was very patient and knowledgeable. Great central location and relaxing atmosphere.

Joanne Shambler Nov 2023


An excellent experience. Juno is a wonderful teacher and made the class both enjoyable and a great learning activity.

Emm-Jane Day Nov 2023


Had a wonderful kintsugi lesson this morning. The teacher was very patient, explained things very well and gave me some great tips for places I can get to tools so I can practice at home. We had a lovely chat about the history of Kintsugi and Japan. I highly recommend this class to all. If you are thinking about making a booking, do.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Emm-Jane Day - Sydney

Vamsi Srinivasan Nov 2023


Miyoko had a calming presence and was a great teacher and very knowledgeable.

We learnt a lot and had so much fun. She’s a superstar

Mathew Hrycyk Nov 2023


The teacher was great. And very helpful. And very kind. To show me new skills. In this fantastic Japanese creative making class. I highly recommend that people experience a new way of design. This was a whole new experience of new culture creativity.

Louise Harper Nov 2023


Miyoko our teacher was warm, welcoming and very knowledgeable.
The venue was centrally located, currently being renovated
The materials were provided, and they were excellent
The Kintsugi class was excellent value for money and included all tools and equipment required as well as my amazing repaired plate!
Today's class was the beginners level of Kintsugi, we were given a brief background and then step by step instructions with written information and more importantly Miyoko guided and instructed each of the participants on an individual level.
I loved the whole experience, loved it

Deborah Walsh Nov 2023


Teacher was awesome, loved the class, easy steps to follow. Totally enjoyed it. We also had green tea and green tea kitkats

Pottery class review by Deborah Walsh - Sydney

Natalia Torres Negreira Nov 2023


It was such a lovely class. It went at a good pace, all materials were provided and Jun our instructor was very clear, funny, skilled and friendly. You immediately felt relaxed and comfortable. I now feel like i am able to apply the modern kintsugi technique in my studio with a few broken plates ive been waiting to mend.
Great class, thank you!

Bvn Architecture Nov 2023


We arranged a Kintsugi class for 15 people in our workplace as a social event. It was very popular and a few months later we brought Jun & Hitomi back for a second class for another 12 people! Participants very much enjoyed the event which was very informative and fun. I personally found the class to be very rewarding. Hitomi and Jun are very organised and easy to deal with. Thank you!

Sharon Lee Nov 2023


Friendly, skilled, patient, managed time well. That's
it. 1 have no more words. Thank you.

Terry Nguyen Nov 2023


Miyoko was lovely and knowledgeable teacher for the kintsugi class.

I appreciate the fact that she paid attention to all of us attending and guided us where necessary.

The classroom was a bit small but granted, they are in the process of moving locations.

Would definitely recommend this.

Johana Funayama Nov 2023


I’m so happy to find this traditional Kintsugi class in Sydney. The teacher, Jun San , is very patient . He is not only teaching the skill of kitsugi but also, explains deeply about the history and the philosophy of kinstugi.

Caroline Hillsdon Nov 2023


A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, and so rare these days to spend time being thoughtful and creative. It's a therapeutic practice and was taught in an engaging and joyful manner. Thank you.

Janet Bellinger Nov 2023


The teacher was lovely and entertaining. All materials were provided. Lovely green tea and a snack in the middle. I liked his feedback and encouragement if students apologised for their errors "there are no sorries in Kintsugi". Wonderful morning and I am very proud of my new broken plate.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Janet Bellinger - Brisbane

Charmaine Lee Nov 2023


Loved doing the course with my hubby/best friend, and with Jun and Hitomi who were awesome teachers. They were friendly, funny, and really helpful throughout the whole class. It was a very relaxed atmosphere, we had lovely tea and Japanese snacks, and you take home your own bit of kintsugi. What more could you ask for. Lovely Saturday morning

Deborah Selleck Nov 2023


I really enjoyed the class and the authenticity and history of kintsugi.
I would definitely recommend it.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Deborah Selleck - Brisbane

Nathan Daley Nov 2023


My partner and I had a wonderful experience in Kintsugi class for beginners and even with my complete lack of craft skills I came away with a beautiful plate. In this modern world of unrealistic expectations of perfection, the philosophy of Kintsugi is a balm to the soul.

Thank you.
Nathan

Tony Shenadar Nov 2023


The teachers were AMAZING They were part of the magic of the day.
Everything about the class exceeded my expectation.
I am booking in for another class with them, to refresh.
Highly recommend it on many levels.

Leisa Turner Nov 2023


Really enjoyed this class. Great instruction on technique and very informative historical discussion about Kintsugi.

Jennene Burge Nov 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Jun san provided us with very easy step by step guidance and instructions for this technique. Understanding the history of the craft also added an extra dimension to learning. I was very happy to have completed this beginner class and will look for opportunities to increase my skills with practice.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Jennene Burge - Brisbane

Melek Fahey Nov 2023


Hitomi-san is a very thorough and lovely teacher, very patient shares her incredible experience with us. Highly recommend 5⭐️

Katrina Lewry Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Jun was an amazing teacher, sharing history behind the process as well as very clearly explaining the techniques and tools used,

Would definitely do his workshop again!

Bianca Goold Nov 2023


Fantastic class, thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to everyone! Teacher was insightful and engaging. And the end result is rewarding!

Junko Tsuji Nov 2023


Hitomi is an excellent teacher! She instructed us on the processe step by step, and told us "imperfection is good thing"
I've done this course first time but the result was so satisfactorily!
Thank you for such a fun class!

Pottery class review by Junko Tsuji - Brisbane

Emma Thean Nov 2023


Jun San hosted a fantastic and engaging class. We not only learnt the art of Kintsugi, but also the history and philosophy of it. A great class for beginners as Jun showed us step by step with clear instructions. The green tea and snacks were also a nice bonus! :)

Bronwen Bailey Nov 2023


Wonderful class. Really enjoyable to learn this age old process made accessible by Jun-san.
The experience was easy to step through with lots of encouragement, explanation and assistance.
A break in the middle with green tea and tasty Japanese snacks helped with my concentration.
Thanks so much. And I have a beautiful plate to bring home.

Cameron Fardell Nov 2023


とてもたのしいかた!
Was super fun and she provided some history of the art form as well. Overall a great experience ^^

Michelle Kohleis Nov 2023


Wonderful class! Great explanations and practical examples. Look forward to doing a more advanced class next time.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Michelle Kohleis - Brisbane

Phoebe Clark Nov 2023


Wonderful, patient and passionate teachers who ran a perfectly timed workshop. This class was fantastic!

Ruth Leach Nov 2023


Such and enjoyable,informative lass. Our sensei were gentle and helped us laugh a lot asked went along.

It was wonderful to learn about the origins of this meditative process and to acquire a practical skill.

I look forward to repairing many things for many years to come.

Leigh Elliott Nov 2023


I found the class Very enjoyable and inspiring and will be doing lots more at home

Benjamin Wang Nov 2023


Jun was super nice and ran a very informative and helpful workshop, teaching us about the history of Kintsugi as well as the philosophy behind it. Overall, a very fun and unique experience, definitely recommend!

Cassandra Sorrell Nov 2023


Jun was warm and Knowledgeable. He made it easy to understand the steps and also shared with us the interesting history behind kintsugi. He is clearly very passionate. The class would suit anyone with creative experience or completely new to an arts practice. Thank you:)

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Cassandra Sorrell - Sydney

Colin Hickling Nov 2023


Jun is both an excellent teacher and passionate about kinsugi. He gave very clear and precise instruction. Thankyou so much

Elif Surmeli Nov 2023


The teacher was so well educated, so kind and so lovely to listen to! Jun-san genuinely made this workshop so special to be apart of and we loved the experience very much. Thank you!

Geosmin Turpin Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This experience was so much fun! Jun-san was a patient, kind and encouraging teacher, we were in a small group of 5 each repairing a small plate. Definitely a flow-state activity where you're relaxed even when your hands are moving quickly. Was amazed at the final product and can't wait to do more.

Charlene Malaluan Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was very educated and taught us the history of Kintsugi. It was an intimate experience and we left with awesome plates we can display at home.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Charlene Malaluan - Sydney

Katrina Greenaway Nov 2023


Jun is a wonderful teacher and we had a lovely experience I would highly recommend this class - soulful, gentle and mindful - thank you Jun

Mary McLean Nov 2023


Fabulous experience, I learnt a lot in this class. The teacher showed a great deal of patience and skill. More than met my expectations. I had a great time.

Alvin Lin Nov 2023


friendly and instructive teacher who was patient and explained everything thoroughly. they also provided a small snack during the class

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Alvin Lin - Sydney

Myrnelle Jover Oct 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I recently had the pleasure of taking a kintsugi class with my partner, and thanks to our incredible teacher, Master Jun, it was an extraordinary experience.

Master Jun's presence was both calming and inspiring; it was evident he is truly a master of his craft. His deep passion for kintsugi shone through in his patient and precise guidance throughout the class. He made sure to engage with every student, offering individualised support when needed, and he welcomed questions with enthusiasm. His knowledge of kintsugi was truly impressive, and he shared not only the technical aspects of the art but also its rich history and cultural significance.

The philosophical dimension that Master Jun brought to the class was a truly enlightening and enriching aspect of the experience. It reminded us that kintsugi is not just a craft; it's a way of life, encouraging us to appreciate the journey of healing and transformation. His wisdom and thoughtful discussions added a unique and unforgettable layer to an already outstanding class. In terms of value for money, I would say the experience was well worth the investment, as it is something we will carry with us for a lifetime.

What I liked most about the class was the profound sense of mindfulness it brought. Kintsugi is not just about repairing broken objects; it's about embracing imperfections and celebrating the beauty of resilience. Master Jun's teaching style and the art itself encouraged us to slow down, appreciate the present moment, and find beauty in the flaws and fractures of life. It was a truly transformative experience, both artistically and spiritually.

David Rowe Oct 2023


This was a great intro class and fun way to spend an afternoon. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and we have a great keepsake from the class

Monique Winnett Oct 2023


Amazing class! It was really insightful into the historical background of this method. Hitomi and Jun were so kind and patient throughout the class.

Robyn Matheson Oct 2023


Excellent location for the Saturday class I attended. Sensei was encouraging, informative and provided support for learning the practical details for repairing the provided plate. All equipment was provided. Plenty of time to learn enough to complete our task, and lovely tea and refreshment provided. The option to purchase a comprehensive kit, to enable completion of projects at home is well worth the investment at the completion of the class. Context and historical perspective is given. I left the class feeling calm, relaxed and fulfilled in my endeavour. Will follow up with another class.

Claire Brown Oct 2023


We can't recommend this wonderful experience highly enough. I gifted this class to my three adult children and it exceeded all our hopes and expectations. Jun and Hitomi are wonderful, talented, humble, funny, encouraging teachers who ensured we all left with a work of kintsugi art that we were all proud of making. We had such fun together learning kintsugi. The class was perfectly set up with high quality materials and a well-paced task that we all achieved. Materials were excellent and we were able to purchase a home kit to continue practising kintsugi at home. Two hours flew by and we will definitely be back for another class with Jun and Hitomi. Thank you so much!

Mark Burley Oct 2023


Great teacher, very organised - I liked the way that everything was laid out for us. Very relaxed and pleasant experience.

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

Paula d'Alterio Oct 2023


Teacher was clear and helpful with excellent communication. Whole experience was highly pleasurable with great satisfaction in taking home a beautiful object. I would love to come to another class - especially if it was held in traditional Japanese home/ environment. Thankyou so much.

Pierre Rioual Oct 2023


It is the definition of a good workshop.
Bit of history, explications, shared experiences, learning a new skillsit's great!

Mama Oct 2023


Thank you Noriko-san My mum and sisters loved the workshop today :) it was very fun and informative! We will cherish the experience and our beautiful plates.

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023


The workshop was very well led. Everything was explained in detail and the teacher helped out where necessary. The space was good and it all was a very relaxing, meditative experience.

Hirokazu Mashimo Oct 2023


Lovely teacher. We liked him, Jun san. Hope we will see him soon. Thank you

Hirokazu Mashimo Oct 2023


It was a wonderful experience and Jun sensei is a very professional and engaging teacher. We had fun, learned new skills and came home with a beautiful piece!

Kimberly Vu Dang Oct 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended


This workshop was a great introduction to Kintsugi and the overall experience was great. The teacher Jun is a wonderful and charming man who showed his passion for the art and made the class easy to understand and enjoyable. Lastly, learning about Kintsugi while doing practical work was easy to do.

Alz and Gab Oct 2023


Two friends and I had the best time in our kintsugi class with Noriko. We loved learning a new skill and getting the cultural/historical context for the art form at the same time. I would recommend this class to anyone without hesitation. Noriko is a delight to spend time with - gentle, patient, funny, and such a good teacher.

Nick Robins Oct 2023


Super knowledgeable and friendly instructor.
Such a lovely and relaxing experience doing something different. Tremendous way to spend an afternoon

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Nick Robins - Sydney

Xinruo Zhu Oct 2023


Noriko sensei was amazing, she was patient and sweet and very helpful and insightful. The venue was accessible, relatively quiet and comfortable, although a little hard to spot. All necessary materials were provided. Snacks were provided as well and they were lovely. The experience was worth the price, it was very insightful and I've learnt a lot regarding the history of kintsugi. We even got to keep the plates we made during the workshop.

Enrique Antonio Chavez Salceda Oct 2023


It was such a great experience It was not only a course about how to do it; it was about the story and understanding the philosophy behind it. I was able to learn how to fix ceramic with Kintsugi and I was able to go from four pieces to the final one with the gold fixes (see the picture). The master Miyoko was extremely good and patient.

Pottery class review by Enrique Antonio Chavez Salceda - Sydney

Nick Lam Oct 2023


Noriko was an amazing teacher that made the experience enjoyable. Highly recommend for everyone to try her class.

Kirsten Scott Sep 2023


Wonderful experience and well hosted class by Jun and Hitomi. The ladies had an enjoyable experience

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kirsten Scott - Sydney

Beth Robinson Sep 2023


The teacher was charming and very polite. His instructions were clear and he moved the class along swiftly. The presentation was interesting and the tea break was appropriate and appreciated. A lovely experience but I need some more practice. :-)

Jane Tudor Sep 2023


It was a Great class which was enjoyed by the whole family. I loved learning the history of Kintsugi

Pottery class review by Jane Tudor - Sydney

Matthew King Sep 2023


Hitomi was a great teacher and we had a fun time. Would highly recommend to anyone interested.

Grace Djuardi Sep 2023


Jun-San was great! Very informative and patient. An excellent teacher and very lovely. We can’t wait to use our plates! Even gave us some yummy Japanese treats and green tea halfway through the class.

Joanna Clayton Sep 2023


What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday morning. It was nice to have such a lovely teacher and Hitomi was very patient and explained the process very well. I liked that she gave us some interesting background about the history of Kintsugi. I love my plate!

Maur Bell Sep 2023


Our teacher Jan was excellent snd very knowledgeable made the lesson very easy and enjoyable.

Hisae Akiyoshi Sep 2023


It was really a meaningful and gobsmacked workshop. As Jun, Kintsugi master gives step by step lesson, you never have a chance to make a mistake. I was deeply impressed by the philosophy Jun taught me. Although mine was a introductory one off workshop, he taught me how I could continue Kintsugi at home with easily available materials.
Highly recommend to who wishes to experience Japanese culture. Why gobsmacked? You’ll find out at the workshop.

Pottery class review by Hisae Akiyoshi - Sydney

Maya Weidner Sep 2023


I purchased the class as a surprise activity for my parents when they came to visit Sydney. We loved it! Sensei Noriko was so patient and kind and explained everything so clearly.
We particularly loved the history and the interactive opportunity to tell Noriko about our own travels to Japan.
Our Kintsugi plates will be cherished and we have a new found appreciate of beauty in imperfection. And the Wabi Sabi way of living.
Thank you for this experience.

Pottery class review by Maya Weidner - Sydney

Ery Takahashi Sep 2023


Friendly the married couple owns the shop.
Both are kind and professional.
Polite explanation and learn in a friendly manner with jokes:)
Huge recommend it and want to learn more and more.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Ery Takahashi - Sydney

Kashif Sheikh Sep 2023


Noriko sensei was lovely, very patient and passionate and a great teacher, made for a great experience

Ajita Jago Sep 2023


Had a great experience there.
Teacher was really good at her job and I'm going to love anything where I can take home what I made.
Quickest 2 hours I have spent in a long time.
Easy recommended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Ajita Jago - Sydney

Katrina Cunningham Sep 2023


All perfect. Well explained. Teachers manner was nurturing and kind. We learned a great deal in just 2hours. Thank you. Highly recommend anyone curious about beautiful Kintsugi to do this class

Harry Gedge Sep 2023


Great teacher
Great location
Clear instructions
Very authentic
Highly recommend to anyone interested in traditional Japanese craft

Monika Strasser Sep 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I thoroughly enjoyed the Beginner’s Kintsugi workshop. Our teacher, Juni, was very encouraging and he took us through the process step by step. The venue was easy to get to and the tools well set out. Now I just need to break something so I can repeat the process at home

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Monika Strasser - Melbourne

Denise Saunders Sep 2023


Lovely teacher, good info and help, pleasant environment, good amount of background info of philosophy, thanks for opportunity.

An Diep Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Jun-San and his wife were friendly and passionate making the whole experience very enjoyable and easy to follow. Great workshop and definitely worth giving it go.

Marie van Drimmelen Sep 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


What a great way to spend a few hours. Learning about the history and the significance of Kintsugi. Very practical and hands-on experience. I have some ideas about where I can use my new skills. Thanks!

Susan Taylor Sep 2023


Excellent teacher, I had a good time and enjoy learning with humour mixed with really good instruction!

Phillippa Carnemolla Sep 2023


It was such a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon . Thank you very much,

Glenda Macnaughton Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


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

Allison Styger Sep 2023


Such a great class. Really informative, inspiring and we had a fun time too. I purchased the take home kintsugi pack after class so I could get going on my own projects the very next day. I’m feeling very inspired.

Eden Samimi Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Our teachers were really wonderful and helpful. We learnt about the history of Kintsugi as well and it was just a really lovely workshop, we had a great time!

Charlie Soon Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Jun-san is a very passionate teacher when it comes to Kintsugi. He was very patient with teaching us all the techniques. Anyone interested in the Kintsugi philosophy or pottery should definitely sign up for this course.

Christy Sep 2023


Easy location free parking nearby
Lovely teachers. Both very friendly and extremely helpful and supportive
Good class sizenot too many
Excellent materials to work with and information about where to obtain them.
History was interesting and provided background.
Affordable kit available to purchase so I can try at home.

Pottery class review by Christy - Melbourne

Adrienne Barber Sep 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I had the best time learning how to mend broken china and was proud of my results. Our Kintsugi teachers were brilliant. But, on arriving home l dropped my plate on the concrete driveway. I will have an opportunity to have a go on my own. Thanks so much.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Adrienne Barber - Melbourne

Mrunmayi Sangamnerkar Sep 2023


Loved the class… Noriko was amazing … she gave us a full background of Kintsugi… would recommend

Yiying Sep 2023


Fantastic class! It was very informative and the teachers were very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this.

Andrew Brown Sep 2023


The workshop was great a whole new experience.
The materials provided were excellent quality. Teachers very professional and told us the history of kintsugi which was very interesting.
Great workshop definitely recommend and attend future workshops

Laura Maurmann Sep 2023


The teacher was fantastic, really patient and nice. The class was fun, super interesting and I'm very happy with everything I've learned.

Pottery class review by Laura Maurmann - Sydney

Kelly Myles Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My teacher, Sensai Hitomi, was very welcoming. She sent a message before the class to give me precise instructions to enter the venue. Sensai Hitomi remembered everyone's name during the course, as well as the information we had shared about our experience with the country, the culture, the art and the language.

The venue was easy to find and quite suitable. It is about to be renovated, so the class is moving soon.

Everything we needed was prepared for us, with our tools laid out ready and supplies accurately distributed per person. Furthermore, there was a surprise, unexpected, most appreciated refreshing light snack and traditional Japanese tea.

This experience is, in my opinion, good value. The time is fully occupied with the activity, but along the way there is a generous sharing of culture and language relevant to the activity.

I enjoyed the kintsugi class very much. Not only did I learn the practical skills I need as a beginner, but also the terminology, history and cultural context of the craft. I felt very welcome during the whole experience. I learned so much more than I bargained for - modern kintsugi method, of course, but also appreciation for the path of a life, scars and all.

My most treasured memory from this experience will always be Sensai Hitomi and her warm welcome, wise counsel and deep generosity with her cultural and human knowledge.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kelly Myles - Sydney

Hilary Lim Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I decided to surprised my partner with a Kintsugi workshop. We felt welcomed by the teachers straight away and we enjoyed every moment of the class. Jun is a really experienced teacher and he was supportive throughout the whole workshop. We loved the stories that were being told along with the techniques that were taught to us. It made the lesson feel really wholesome and meaningful.

Meng-Ling Kuo Aug 2023


My husband and I completed the Kintsugi class. It was educational, engaging and fun! I would definitely do it again!

Renee Wa Aug 2023


The teacher is very helpful! He not only taught the technique of Kintsugi, but also knew about its story as well as Japanese culture. Definitely LLLLOOOOVVVEEE!

Lucas Lim Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Noriko was an excellent teacher, she is very knowledgeable and patient and it was a pleasure attending the class. The class was well structured and easy to follow.

Kym Laws Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My family and I attended this enjoyable and wonderful class. The teacher Hitomi was very helpful and professional. She gave clear instructions and the history background was so interesting. My family and I will be going to other classes of Kintsugi in Brisbane and Sydney.

Millie Nakatsuka Aug 2023

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


I really enjoyed hearing about the history and philosophy behind Kintsugi. This is not just an art or craft class! The plate I have made will forever remind me that life is beautiful even if it doesn't always go as planned.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Millie Nakatsuka - Sydney

Nate Godfrey Aug 2023


A peaceful 2.5 hours spent with Jun-san, wonderful history lesson and patient supportive approach to this ancient craft. Loved every minute.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Nate Godfrey - Sydney

Janelle Fraser Aug 2023


We thoroughly enjoyed our class with Miyoko. She was very knowledgeable and helped us understand the importance of the process. This had a special significance to us as we repaired our plates and could relate the process to our personal situations.
Many thanks Adrian and Janelle

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Janelle Fraser - Sydney

Ben Russell Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Jun and Hitomi were fantastic teachers with a wealth of knowledge. Instructions were clear and easy to follow and the class was well structured.

Had a fantastic time and am very happy with the Kintsugi class!

Susan Anderson Aug 2023


Good value for money with all materials supplied plus morning tea!
Instructions given were clear with demonstrations of the step of the process.
And we ended up with a finished piece to take home.

Gloria Beale Aug 2023


Miyoko was fantastic, highly recommend this course.
Well structured and great materials, good pace. Thanks

Pottery class review by Gloria Beale - Sydney

Cheryl Ingram Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The beginners Kintsugi class was great. The instructor Miyoko was extremely knowledgeable and she took the time to explain the steps and offer help. It was a fun and informative session. Good value if you're looking for something different to try.

Pottery class review by Cheryl Ingram - Sydney

Jon Spark Aug 2023


Norikosan was an excellent teacher and a lovely person. My daughter and I both thoroughly enjoyed this class!

Jeconiah Hungwe Aug 2023


Teacher was friendly and well organised. She was polite and considerate, making the class more engaging for us.

Heather Best Aug 2023


A lovely workshop: the facilitators were friendly and helpful, and because the group was small, they could get around all the participants easily. The instructions were clear, and easy to understand. I particularly value this workshop because I plan to travel to Japan in November.

Pottery class review by Heather Best - Brisbane

Kathleen Ager Aug 2023


Lovely teacher was knowledgeable and helpful. It was a fun course which will lead to useful practical applications. I would like to do a more advanced course some day.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Kathleen Ager - Brisbane

Manda Curtis Aug 2023


Jun was fantastic. Class was very well structured with a max of 12 students. Learnt a lot that I can take home. They didn’t massively push their own purchase packs on participants either, which was appreciated. 2hrs of meditative therapy - just what the soul ordered!

Pottery class review by Manda Curtis - Brisbane

Maylin Chuah Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


A friend and I did the Kintsugi workshop together and loved it. The teachers were both very enthusiastic and passionate about their craft. The steps were easy to follow and they helped guide us on the way. Thanks for the fun morning!

Rebecca Foo Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Welcoming teachers who used an easy to follow format and offered lots of support and help. A really enjoyable class with a beautiful kintsugi plate to take home!

Jose Hernandez Aug 2023


Time does fly when you have fun. The teacher(s) were very nice, explained every step in detail and were approachable, answering all your questions at any stage of the class. The pace of the class was perfect, not too slow but not too fast either. The materials were authentic and overall it was a very nice experience. It is definitely good value for money. You will learn from an actual Kintsugi Master. The explanation behind the art and what it represents was just the cherry on top!

Erin Hamby Aug 2023

62 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


Have been wanting to try this for ages. Having a workshop gave me the confidence to try at home.
They shared some lovely quotes about kintsugi and interesting facts.
Looking forward to doing the traditional workshop next time

Pottery class review by Erin Hamby - Brisbane

Melek Fahey Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Jun-san and Hitomi-san are very welcoming, and this class was incredibly educational and enjoyable. I highly recommend this workshop, you will love it.

Pottery class review by Melek Fahey - Brisbane

Moiz Godhrawala Aug 2023


Great class and Hitomi was an awesome teacher. The materials provided were also perfectl for learning. Highly recommend

Angie Haswell Aug 2023


Jun san & Hitomi san are joyful, passionate teachers with a deep love and respect for this ancient art. I thoroughly enjoyed the intimate venue and setting of only 6 students. I felt the attention to individuals was perfect as was the instruction on the technique. Given this art form takes many days/ months to "cure" Jun sensei was able to provide some easy to learn techniques for us to take home and build upon. I look forard to creating my next Kintsugi piece and attending "Dojo" to get more knowledge. I will also be booking again to work towards my black belt!

Pottery class review by Angie Haswell - Brisbane

Nicky Hall Aug 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Great afternoon learning all about Kintsugi, as well as learning a lot about Japan and its culture. It was a lovely touch to also include a Japanese tea break.
It was a lovely taster of Japan on a cold winter afternoon.
Thank you

Ian Pennell Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We loved the workshop today. Jin & Hitomi were amazing hosts and teachers. We lost our 12yo son last year so it was such a beautiful healing exercise- ‘Beauty in the brokenness’. We look forward to the next opportunity with you. Thanks you both. ❤️

Pottery class review by Ian Pennell - Brisbane

Niina Teale Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed this traditional class today.
This is a beautiful Japanese traditional Art.
Now I can start fixing my own stuff
And more practice.
Thank you so much Arigatogozaimasu Jun san and Hitomi san

Ianthe Russell Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class to start learning the art of Kintsugi. It was great to take home a piece, learn a little about the history and philosophy.

Really well done :)

Jodie Silva Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Totally recommend this course. It’s lots of fun with clear instructions in a friendly environment. I will be back for the 2 day course!

Yvonne Barrett Aug 2023


A great introduction into both the history of Kintsugi and how we can use it in our modern life. The workshop leaders are knowledgeable and make the experience an easy and enjoyable one. It is a workshop that reminds us to slow down, to remind us how capable we are and also how imperfection, or flaws and scars are to be accepted, cherished and not hidden. Thank you.

Joelle McCallum Aug 2023


Had a great time, everything was provided and explained with great care. Would recommend to anyone.

John Uri Aug 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


The couple are so sweet and great checking on our progress with Kintsugi It was very interesting subject with history
Looking forward to do the Traditional one in Nov

Pottery class review by John Uri - Brisbane

Pearl Cheung Aug 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


This was a really interesting and informative class. The teacher taught us about the history of Kintsugi and what it means, and was very patient with each step of the way. It's the perfect beginners class to Kintsugi and you can easily recreate it at home too.

A really relaxing and peaceful class, highly recommend.

Marcy Nakasuka Aug 2023


Super knowledgeable teacher, well organized and fun class. Actual modern kintsugi methodology, not a simplified shortcut. Highly recommend it.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Marcy Nakasuka - Melbourne