Kintsugi Australia, pottery teacher

Kintsugi Australia

Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

5.0 (340)

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 the traditional 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.

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.







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Reviews

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Vanessa Smith  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Thank you the lesson was very enjoyable and interesting. We love the philosophy and learning the background and our teacher was very helpful and patient.


Elson Mudliar  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun-san is an amazing teacher and is very patient. The workshop surrounding was comfortable and the venue is really easy to access via public transport. I have already recommended the beginners Kintsugi to a lot of my family members and friends. It was exceptional value for money. I wish Master Jun-san every success and appreciate him sharing a piece of the Japanese heritage with us.


Maria Starick  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Both my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our beginner’s workshop and felt we learnt very useful techniques to take forward. Hitomi was not only a patient, thoughtful and experienced teacher, but also her great sense of humour and gracious kindness ensured we had a great lesson and many laughs.


Lauren Cannon  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Noriko was a wonderful teacher. Lovely to talk to and taught us so much about Kintsugi and Japanese history and culture. I had the best time sharing this experience with my sister and am so happy to have my beautiful Japanese plate to remember it by!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Lauren Cannon

David Stockwell  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We had a lovely time with the teachers, they were amazing and it was such a fun experience.


Danielle Matsuo  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The beginners kintsugi class was fantastic. It was wonderful to understand some of the history and philosophy of kintsugi. The pace and support of the teacher was just right. Being able to walk away with a beautiful plate to keep, that I’d repaired myself, is a real gift. Thank you so much Hitomi!


Jake Roser  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We had an enjoyable time and learnt a lot about kintsugi practice. Would highly recommend.


Emma Ngai  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was a patient and encouraging teacher, who helped us learn a lot about the philosophy and practice of Kintsugi.


Catherine  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I had no idea of what to expect, however everything was explained well and Jun was very helpful. I had fun and enjoyed it very much.


Lisa-Maree  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun San was a wonderful teacher, so patient and encouraging. I highly recommend his class.


Paul Reidy  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun san was a great teacher and the class was awesome fun. Very relaxing and inspiring. We will be doing more for sure!


Toni Williams  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This class was so much fun and the history and art of kintsugi is fascinating. Jun San is a fabulous teacher and great story-teller
Highly recommended and very happy with my own beautiful mended plate.

Pottery workshop review by Toni Williams

Paul Reid  •  Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun-san and his wife were fantastic. We had a great time & Jun-san was a great teacher.

Thanks

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Paul Reid Sydney

Simone Appleby  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We loved our afternoon. Our hosts were so lovely and knowledgeable about their craft. The steps were easy and explained really well. Highly recommend.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Simone Appleby Sydney

Alexander Cassisi  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi was a wonderful teacher and the beginners class was a fun time. It was interesting to learn about the history of kintsugi as well as Hitmomi and Jun's personal history with the process. Each step of the process was explained in great detail and Hitomi was always able to help. In the end we put together beautiful looking plates that were unique. Overall it is a wonderful time and would highly recommend.


Miles Cooper  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


James and I had such a fun, relaxing time doing Kintsugi today. Kumi was a great teacher and taught us about the history of the art form and the philosophy behind it as well as the practical side. I will be recommending this class to my friends and would love to try it again. Arigatou!


Rachel Wirth  •  Jan 2021

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great class! Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable instructor. Interesting philosophy and creative way to fix ceramics.


Christine Knight  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I loved this beginner Kintsugi pottery class, thank you Noriko-san for a great experience! Highly recommend for a fun, mindful experience.

Pottery workshop review by Christine Knight

Kel  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We had a lovely class with Kumi - our kintsugi plates look gorgeous. We’re looking forward to coming back for the traditional method class.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kel

Ben Stanton  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


A fantastic afternoon with Kumi leading and guiding our first forays into Kintsugi! Really informative, supportive, and enjoyable experience. We will be back for another one of the awesome courses for different options. Thanks again Kumi-san.


Ashlee Baker  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Everything was amazing! We learned a lot. I wouldn’t have changed a thing, thanks for having us.


Alicia Child  •  Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


The team were very communicative prior to the class due to Covid restrictions, and obviously took the situation very seriously as there were many protective measures in place. Kumi ran our class extremely well - very personable and informative. Highly recommend!


Tulin Sayah  •  Dec 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Our lovely teach Kumi - organised for a friend and I such an enjoyable day learning the art of Kintsugi.

Due to your beautiful teaching - will continue her wonderful philosophy further

Pottery workshop review by Tulin Sayah

Yudith Jusni  •  Dec 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Kumi-san is very knowledgeable and patient, highly recommend. The finished product is also very beautiful.


Kate Thomson  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We really enjoyed this class a lot and will be practicing more kinsugi at home. The instructor was very patient and encouraging and we very much appreciated our final work.

Pottery workshop review by Kate Thomson

Yudith Jusni  •  Dec 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Kumi-san is a fantastic teacher, very thorough and patient. She also gave me tea and yummy nibbles! Highly recommend the class

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Yudith Jusni

Wilson  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This was a wonderful experience to celebrate my birthday - Kumi was very friendly and made us feel right at home. Thank you - would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Wilson

Helen Chan  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Kumi was very knowledgeable and friendly and we had a great time learning about kintsugi. The plates we repaired look fantastic and we can’t wait to have them on display around our house. Thank you for such a great experience!


Michael Qin  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was super fun and relaxing, Kumi was a great teacher! Definitely would considering going to the traditional kintsugi classes.


Stephen Huang  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Teacher was amazing, good conversations, good advice with the lesson and i had a enjoyable time


Shaun Shrimpton  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great class and excellent teachers. Relaxing and interesting history lesson. Will look into more classes


Jacqueline Davidson  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This class was sooo good! The teacher, Noriko-san, was lovely and helpful. I was surprised at how many steps there were, but Noriko-san made it so easy and was a great instructor. We loved her!

She explained every step very clearly, helped when we needed it, but let us do the fun work. We also got a nice history of kintsugi and the philosophy. My friend and I had such a good time, we would totally do this class again!

We also got a chance to meet the Kintsugi Master; the other instructor checked in on us, too, and she was as nice and encouraging and Noriko-san - I am confident that any of the instructors would be great to have.

Highly recommend


Carolyn Adams  •  Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun san is a patient and experienced teacher. The materials are all supplied and are good quality and easy to use. Venue is very convenient. A wonderful, engaging experience and beautifully organised. Thank you!


Liana Porihis  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Absolutely wonderful! Jun San, a Kintsugi master, has an incredible wealth of knowledge that he shares in his class, skills and knowledge learnt from months spent with Kintsugi masters in Japan.

As well as his great skill, Jun San is also very personable (and a great laugh!), which makes for a very enjoyable class.

Big thank you to Everyone (an Hitomi) for a wonderful experience :)


Nicole Abu  •  Dec 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Absolute joy creating accessories! The philosophy behind kintsugi is what makes it so special. Hitomi as a teacher is very accomodating, approachable and patient. :)
They sell kintsugi kits too which makes it convenient if you want to make more at home.
I encourage everyone else to try.
I felt like a child again. ♥️

Pottery workshop review by Nicole Abu Sydney

Paige Dowsett  •  Dec 2020

Pottery class


We had booked this class for our work Christmas party and Jun and Hitomi were amazing. They set up everything for us and we didnt have to worry about anything, and they were very professional. They gave us a brief history and meaning behind Kintsugi which is very interesting.

We would definitely recommend them to everyone and we all would love to do the class again


Vikki Ong  •  Dec 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Hitomi-san was super caring and full of interesting lessons! Would recommend this class for lovers of craft and ceramics.


Bethany Elder  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This is a delightful class. My husband and I chose to attend on our 9th wedding anniversary, as the traditional 9th year gift is pottery. We left with a beautiful plate each that we repaired ourselves. The method is adequately challenging and quite relaxing. We had our instructor - Kumi, all to ourselves and she was wonderfully attentive and encouraging. We learnt about the beautiful traditions and meaning behind Kintsugi, and had a small Japanese snack provided with some green tea. The workshop is tiny on first appearance, but once seated you don’t notice and you have ample room for the activity. Everything needed is supplied for each person and neatly arranged at your spot on the table. Take home instructions and names of materials used are supplied so you can repeat the process again at home should you wish. I would thoroughly recommend this class.


Lydia Saputra  •  Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We had a lovely time learning kintsugi with Kumi. It was very relaxing and Kumi was very helpful. We all had beautiful pieces of kintsugi plates we could take home at the end of the class. I would recommend this class to anyone!


Cecilie  •  Dec 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Hitomi is a great teacher who was very patient with us. I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful our jewelry turned out in the end. Thank you so much for a lovely experience!


Fransisca Devina  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The teacher was really nice and warm. She guided me step by step on how to do kintsugi. She was also very engaging in having the conversation about kintsugi and other things as well. Overall really satisfied with this class and hoping to join other classes run by Kintsugi Sydney again


Steven Doan  •  Dec 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Very fun and informative class, learnt a lot, teacher did a great job and was very friendly.


Dalbir Dhanoa  •  Dec 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This was a very enjoyable class. Our teacher was so patient and was very knowledgable about the art of Kintsugi!


Ariastity Pratiwi  •  Dec 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


We had a really great time learning kintsugi with Hitomi-san. She was very friendly and patient with us. The venue was not too big but spacious enough for two students and covid measures are in place (acetate screen, mask). The materials provided are of good quality and I'm really happy with the jewelleries that we made! They look delicate but feel quite sturdy.
I recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn a unique handicraft technique or who is interested in traditional Japanese arts.

Pottery workshop review by Ariastity Pratiwi

Genevieve Mina  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I loved this class so much! The teacher, Hitomi, was so lovely and very welcoming. She was also amazing at teaching me both the history and techniques of Kintsugi. All the equiptment was provided and was really good. I was encouraged to take photos of all the equiptment, materials and steps so that I could have a go on my own at home. After this class I would 100% be interested in going back for their other classes. I highly recomend this class to anyone interested in the techniques and philosophy of Kintsugi.

Pottery workshop review by Genevieve Mina Sydney

Sandy Hollis  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Both Jun and his wife were delightful. Great course - we learned so much. Thank you


Ms Oneill  •  Nov 2020

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course


Jun San is an excellent teacher and made me feel at ease immediately. He shared the history of Kintsugi and further reading resources. He was very patient and obviously loves his craft and teaching. This lesson was the first of 3 traditional Kintsugi Intensive lessons. He was very accommodating about spreading the lessons out further so I would receive the best instruction possible. I'm looking to incorporate this in an Art Project of traditional techniques that I'm in the early stages of developing and so perfect for me. I very much look forward to the next 2 lessons. Shayne

Pottery workshop review by Ms Oneill

Jeannette Durick  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun-san is a passionate teacher - who was patient and helpful. He's also a lovely man who has lots of tips about where to get great Japanese food in Sydney! :)


Midy Bala  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi sensei was great from start to end and even prepared a light tea session for us in between. My partner and I would highly recommend this class for a modern yet authentic taste of Japanese culture.


Sarah Engelmann  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We took part in the modern kintsugi class and loved every minute of it! Jun was a such a great teacher and we loved hearing about the philosophy of kintsugi and Jun’s personal journey learning the art. It was very therapeutic to fix our plates and we are excited to use the at home kits soon. Thanks for a really fun experience


Masatomo Suehiro  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


優しくてとてもフレンドリーで、丁寧に説明をして下さいました。また伝統的な技法も学んでみたいです。とても楽しかったです。

A very informative and fun class to learn about the traditional art of kintsugi. The teacher was very friendly and patient every step of the way. Highly recommended for anyone looking to try their hand at something new!


Nadah Badawy  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This was an excellent experience and very therapeutic. We absolutely enjoyed our time and going through the different stages was great learning. Our teacher was very kind and supportive throughout the lesson and knew so much about the task at hand.


Jamie Murray  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Teacher was lovely - very patient and informative. The class is intimate and we left with a rewarding sense of accomplishment and beautiful plates for display and use in our home!


Nikola Stanojevic  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Everything about the class was fantastic. We really enjoyed every bit of it. Our teacher was outstanding and it is something we recommend for everyone to try.


Anita Mitchell  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Excellent teacher, great learning environment, he was so patient and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the class and am very happy with the result. Such a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and you get something beautiful too.


Brian Yang  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun-san was very friendly and very skilled. The environment was very cosy and we had a great time learning kintsugi


Bianca Pang  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi was a brilliant and patient teacher, guiding us through every step. It was an amazing class, and we learnt more about the philosophy behind kintsugi as well! Well recommended!

Pottery workshop review by Bianca Pang

Amadea Soetrisno  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Very memorable workshop, Kumi-san our teacher was very patient. If you’re looking for a workshop to unwind and destress, this is the right one for you.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Amadea Soetrisno Sydney

Lise Rider  •  Nov 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


This was such a wonderful experience - the teacher was so helpful and positive during my beginner attempts at this Japanese art form. I love the philosophy behind the technique - broken things are still beautiful and we need to embrace our scars. My end products (earrings and a brooch) look fabulous and I shall enjoy showing them off!

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Lise Rider Sydney

Alison Mudie  •  Nov 2020

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course


I thoroughly enjoyed this traditional Kintsugi class. Jun-San is a very calm and patient teacher with a lot of experience with Kintsugi. He obviously loves to teach this ancient art. And the lovely Hitome-San is a very gracious host. The studio is filled with interesting and beautiful Kintsugi pieces. I am looking forward to the second class when I will learn more about the art of mindful mending. Arigato guzaimas


Sherry Azizi  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun is a great Kintsugi teacher. Highly recommend it ☺️ . You can learn other types of Kintsugi with him.


Bank Vatcharasuksilp  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great experience and learn a lot from the class. Also got to take my art piece home! Highly recommended


Minwoo Youn  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


It was a very pleasant and unique experience. Very serene and peaceful. Our instructor Kumi was extremely friendly and helpful. You also get to walk away with an art piece of your own hard work.

Pottery workshop review by Minwoo Youn

Julie Lee  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Learnt a lot, fun and easy to do! Kumi was lovely, patient and encouraging. Highly recommend to all!


Michelle O'Reilly  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


What a wonderful creative thing to do with my best girlfriend! We loved having the tutor to ourselves - all safety precautions were taken for COVID. history of Kintsugi explained so well and taught so beautifully! Easy to find. Loved the green tea and biscuit for afternoon tea. Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon!

Pottery workshop review by Michelle O'Reilly

Jodie Hunter  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We loved the entire experience but especially our teacher. Thank you so much. I would thoroughly recommend this class.


Leigh Gorton  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


A great workshop. Jun is a very talented artist and a wonderful teacher. Would highly recommend.


Danielle Drury  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This class was amazing and very fun. I love that philosophy that is attached the the plate breaking!


Zelph Raven  •  Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Our Kintsugi class was lovely and we really Enjoyed it. Hitomi sensei and Jun sensei are very friendly and helpful and make the class fun and educational.

I look forward to learning more Kintsugi 金継ぎ techniques in future. :)

Pottery workshop review by Zelph Raven

Tayla Cohen  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hi Jun-San,
Ilse and I love love loved the class. It’s in a easy location, the little workshop was quaint and relaxing to help you be in a creative space. Jun made it an experience with his story telling and teaching and his wife was lovely too. He even recommended some cool Japanese places to go around the city. 10/10 would recommend it and I’m on my way to buy some materials now to practice the craft some more!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Tayla Cohen

Nigel  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


My thoughtful girlfriend booked this class which was great as it was both insightful and fun. Learned that things that are broken can be fixed and can still beautiful which is a great metaphor and attitude to have!

Great class


Daniel Yung  •  Nov 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Everything was provided including working materials, tools and safety equipment.

Jun-sensei was very thorough and his instructions were very clear. We were very happy with our final products!


Ling Sun  •  Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi is such a lovely teacher, she's very patient and helpful throughout the whole process. We had a great time and walked out learning the history of Kinstugi and how to mend broken ceramics! Thank you!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Ling Sun Sydney

Rohini Prasad  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was great and Jun was very welcoming and patient. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and learning about the significance of this ancient Japanese art form. Thank you for a wonderful lesson


Sophie Dalgleish  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


It was an absolute delight to be taught by the lovely Hitomi , she was so gentle and clear in her explanations , I enjoyed my very first Kintsugi class . It was stress free , everything was provided and time went so quickly . Highly recommending it !


Melissa Soo  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi gave me a private lesson. She was so lovely and nice to chat to. Great experience and I really enjoyed it

Pottery workshop review by Melissa Soo Sydney

Erika Fedotovs  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great workshop; good value for my money. Teacher was really lovely - very patient, good communication, very knowledgeable and fun. All
tools and equipment was provided; clear instructions. Strongly recommend.


Kayla  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun and his wife Hitomi were very welcoming and were very friendly and informative with the history of kintsugi. Perfect for anyone looking for a new hobby and/or interest in Japanese history and culture.

The class also included a small tea break with green tea and Japanese snacks!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Kayla Sydney

Tina Loi  •  Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Went with a friend today to the Modern Kintsugi class and had an amazing time! Fun, relaxing environment and Jun was super informative about the history and process of the modern method. Highly recommend if you're interested in the Japanese art of repairing pottery or just looking to start a new hobby.


Dani Pollard  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Kumi was awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time on Kintsugi. I totally love the philosophy and as I do pottery, no doubt I will find some pieces to repair :)


Yvonne Coburn  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Teacher Kumi was fantastic patient kind understanding
I loved this class and would recommend it highly
Adored the green tea Kit Kat


Joanne Fedler  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I booked a private class for a friend’s birthday and we had the most wonderful two hours with our fabulous teacher. We made beautiful plates and had such fun. I’d highly recommend this class to anyone.

Pottery workshop review by Joanne Fedler

Sophia Nasser  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Kumi-san was amazing! Would recommend the class to anyone who enjoys crafts and Japanese culture. Thank you for a great afternoon!


Kellie Brick  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Lovely class, great teacher, really special craft to learn about, would recommend this as a gift


Eirini Voudoukis  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The teacher was so lovely, very engaging, told us the history of Kitsungi and we felt comfortable just to chat while we were working! A beautiful experience with a rich tradition behind it

Pottery workshop review by Eirini Voudoukis

Trevor Le  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The modern Kinstugi beginner class was a wonderful experience for my partner and I. Hitomi is a great teacher and very helpful throughout the whole process.

I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in Japanese culture and likes practical activities.


Mitchell Pereira  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Strongly recommended, now I can break plates with a peace of mind! Thank you Jun ❤️


Darren Huynh  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was an awesome teacher. Very helpful and explained the process very thoroughly and we could tell he was very passionate about Kintsugi. We enjoyed listening to him talk about Japan and where to go when we travel. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in a Kintsugi taster.


Jarryd Williams  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Very authentic experience! Friendly teacher knowledgeable about Kintsugi history and origins. Enjoyed talking about Japan and Japanese Culture. Thank you Jun and Hitomi


Rosanna Dutton  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi was a wonderful teacher. Friendly from the moment we arrived and passionate about kintsugi. The class was clear and easy to follow and everyone went home with a beautifully repaired plate. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to pick up a new skill or just for fun learning something new. Thank you Hitomi!

Pottery workshop review by Rosanna Dutton

Andrew Min  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


An intimate class with Jun sensei, learning about the history of 'Kintsugi' and sharing tea and couple of Japanese treats. Overall a very wholesome experience, myself and partner highly recommend attending the class.


Olimpia Luciano  •  Oct 2020

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


I absolutely loved the whole experience. Jun-SAN and his wife were so lovely, so friendly and wonderful.
Jun-SAN’s knowledge and mastery of Kintsugi is excellent.
Anyone who has an interest in this area would really love these classes.

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course review by Olimpia Luciano

Angela Iacono  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We loved this class! Our teacher Hitomi, was amazing and we had the best time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. The location was great and the teachers were so welcoming and professional. 2 hours felt like a good amount of time and I feel that it was very good value for money.


Deb Dibley  •  Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Very interesting and good class with a wonderful story behind the craft. The teacher was a lovely lady, very generous with her time and guidance. Would highly recommend the class.


Anne Bradbury  •  Oct 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Today I had the privilege of learning from Kintsugi Master Jun Morooka San. He teaches this age old tradition, very calmly, in a soothing space. Jun San is especially patient, helpful and attentive to all details. The steps are set out very clearly resulting in a beautiful piece of work to take home.

Pottery workshop review by Anne Bradbury

Anne Bradbury  •  Oct 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


It was an honour and a joy to learn Kintsugi Accessory making from the creative Hitomi Morooka San. The process was clearly explained and learning was hands on. Hitomi Sans serene manner and calm approach made the experience of making a rewarding one. A beautiful day.

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Anne Bradbury

Stephen Gibb  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi was very welcoming and knowledgeable teacher of Kintsugi. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the experience. We’ll definitely come back again.


Caroline Kronenberg  •  Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun-san was delightful and an excellent teacher. It was an enjoyable morning that I would recommend highly to anyone


Renee Reeve  •  Oct 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great one to one class with Hitomi-san. Easy to follow steps to create your own kintsugi masterpiece with as much help as needed along the way. Definitely recommend if you want to learn this art form. I will go back to learn more in this relaxed but fun environment.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Renee Reeve

Lea Petherick  •  Oct 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


I had the best time learning about kintsugi! Hitomi was so patient with me and I thoroughly enjoyed her class. I would love to come back and learn some more! Thank you guys!

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Lea Petherick

Kris McIntyre  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Our class with Jun was great. Everything was provided including all materials, take home instructions, a little Japanese snack, wonderful guidance and tonnes of fun. In 2 hours we made our own Kintsugi ‘masterpiece’ to take home.


Helen Ly  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Took my friend here for his birthday, had a fantastic time today with Hitomi learning about Kintsugi. The workshop was very fun and therapeutic. Would highly recommend this to anyone!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Helen Ly Sydney

Melanie Owens  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun-San was a great teacher, loved his instructions and his stories. We 3 friends who did the class together all really enjoyed the experience, as we watched the perfection of inperfection Kintsugi technique come to life in our hands.


Sarah French  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Fantastic class with a wonderful patient teacher. Absolutely recommend this class to everyone! Thank you!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Sarah French

Belinda Rogers  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Amazing teacher who explained not only the art of kintsugi but also some Japanese history. Everything was just fantastic and so happy to walk out with a completed plate. All staff so friendly and welcoming. This is a really peaceful activity.


Peter Armstrong  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Excellent introduction for a new beginner with an excellent teacher. Venue and materials all good. I'm looking forward to beginning learning the traditional methods and developing some expertise before I attempt my own damaged ceramics. Many thanks. Peter Armstrong


Maggie Ong  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


She is very friendly and helpful to guide the whole lesson.
Make very easy to understand the whole process.
I’m vey enjoying .


Stéphane Hemmerter  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I had a great experience with Kintsugi Master Jun. I enjoy hearing about the philosophy behind Kintsugi and learning some techniques.


Fabio Lisi  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun is a very good teacher! It clearly explain the Kintsugi technique and gave us a lot of information about Japanese culture and the history of Kintsugi.


Esther Toland  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi was patient and always cheerful and encouraging with lots of interesting anecdotes. The time went very quickly.


Hannah Din  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This Kintsugi class guided by Jun was the perfect double date activity! Jun was an amazing host, taking us through the history of this ancient Japanese craft of pottery while teaching us the steps in making our beautiful Kintsugi plate. Would recommend this to everyone!


Jacynta Norris  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


The traditional Kintsugi class was great. Jun-San is a wonderful teacher, he was very patient and helpful. I learned a lot about the history of Kintsugi and how it has been used over the years. The method of repairing turns out a beautiful plate I am very proud to bring home and use on special occasions.

Pottery workshop review by Jacynta Norris

Julie-Anne Evens  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


A wonderful, serene 2hrs completing my first ever Kintsugi. Hitomi could not have been more attentive, encouraging and knowledgeable.
All equipment provided, great setting and very Covid compliant/safe. Highly recommend.


Edward Liao  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Really great class run by Hitomi. She's incredibly patient and easily works with you in achieving a great Kintsugi plate!


Janet Gibson  •  Sep 2020

Kintsugi Self Repair Course - Private


I broke a precious Spode dish and, rather than try and have it repaired by hiding the fracture, a friend told me about Kintsugi. I decided on Jun because he had so many great reviews on the web. I have just had my first (private) class with him in the traditional method and loved it. What gracious people he and his wife Hitomi are. The studio is small but Covid safe. Jun is a natural teacher: he paced the class very well with step by step instructions and just the right amount of help from him balanced by doing it by myself. The whole 2 hour experience felt like a meditation class becuase of the calming approach taken by Jun and the underpinning Kintsugi philosophy (which he takes time to explain in the class) - that it is in the imperfect that we find perfection. So rushing is antithetic to that philosophy. Taking my time and working slowly; lovely music playing in the background; a break with a cup of green tea and a green tea Kit Kat. What a wonderful experience. My dish has reached the first stage and is now resting in its humidity and temapertaure controlled spot in the studio. I'm back in a week to do more. Can't wait!


Dani Chandrasoma  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun and Hitomi were so friendly and welcoming! We had a lovely Sunday morning learning about kintsugi and making our plates. Jun is very talented and is an excellent, funny, teacher! Highly recommend this class- would be great as a present for a loved one.


Eunice Tan  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi was a really patient and good teacher. I really enjoyed the class. It’s such a beautiful technique and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves ceramics and pottery.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Eunice Tan Sydney

Hiroko Puckeridge  •  Sep 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The venue was quit small, but very comfortable. The teacher was great. She did explained the process very well and tools and matrials were provided as well.

Pottery workshop review by Hiroko Puckeridge

Rani Candra  •  Aug 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Love it! It was a great experience to learn Kintsugi for the first time. The teacher was very kind and super patient! The place was very comfortable and nice. It was a really good experience. Beside learning how to do Kintsugi, the teacher also explained about the philosophy behind it which is very good!. 10/10 Totally Recommended!


Sidney Pierucci  •  Aug 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Everything we wished for and more. This was a surprise birthday gift I had organised and the private session was the best arts and craft class we’ve ever taken.
Jun and Hitomi are exceptional teachers, they made us feel welcome at all time and I could not recommend Kintsugi more


Artessa Saldivar-Sali  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


I took my first Modern Beginner Kintsugi class on Saturday and enjoyed it so much that I immediately enrolled in this Traditional Kintsugi Basic course. I love how Jun-san shares the philosophy behind kintsugi, as well as the techniques. This is better than therapy!


Artessa Saldivar-Sali  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great teacher, very interesting stories, very knowledgeable and I learned so much in one session!


Jason Hayes  •  Aug 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great fun. We loved it and our teacher, who used to be a sushi chef was a laugh a minute. Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to do something fun.


Yumiko Maehashi  •  Aug 2020

Kintsugi Self Repair Course - Private


Jun was through in explaining the process and options up front. You get to work in a very relaxed and friendly environment. I really enjoyed the first session and am looking forward to the 2nd task next week!


Sean Stanek  •  Aug 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Very knowledgeable and patient. Great class for beginners in breadth and depth. I will certainly try to come back to learn the traditional method.


Renee Chan  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Exceptional class. One on one tuition in a lovely studio. Hitomi and her husband are wonderful hosts and talented artists keen to share the history behind the kitsungi technique and their story about bringing it to Australia.
Finish your class with a cup of Japanese tea. A lot of fun and I love my finished piece. Highly recommend!


Tanya Donald  •  Aug 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We had fun, lovely banter, enjoyed the calming environment and learning about the method for this art form and philosophy!


James Chang  •  Aug 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I had a lot of fun in this class, Jun-san is attentive and very interactive with his teachings, so glad to pick up this new skill for me to use in the future!


Jenny Hanssen  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Hitomi was great, full of knowledge and passion for what she does. Definitely coming back to do more classes.


Edward Cho  •  Aug 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Kumi was very sweet. Learnt a lot and was very patient with us. Thank you for the lesson kumi


Julian Clark  •  Jul 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


A really enjoyable class with very friendly and knowledgeable teachers. I really enjoyed learning a little of the Japanese philosophy behind the craft also.


Jasmin Lin  •  Jul 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Amazing class, the teacher is knowledgeable, patient and wonderful. Learnt a new skill and walked away with an amazing repaired plate. Discovered the wonderful history of kintsugi. Was provided with a great tea and Japanese snacks. Great value for money, will be back again .


Jacynta Norris  •  Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I loved my Kintsugi class with Hitomi-san. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with the entire process. I am looking forward to attending another class in the future.


Grace Deng  •  Jul 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun and hitomi were so hospitable and kind. Jun was very patient and knowledgeable with kintsugi, it was a pleasure being taught by him. Definitely grown an interest and appreciate for the art will definitely come back to do the traditional methods


Yuan Liu  •  Jul 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


A great introductory course to Kintsugi art and philosophy. The couple that runs the studio is so warm and kind. I am grateful for this experience.


Qin Chen  •  Jul 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Interesting class, very friendly teacher. Will definitely come again. High recommended Thank you so much.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Qin Chen

Skye Fordham  •  Jul 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


I would highly recommend this course. The teacher was fantastic- friendly, easy to follow and encouraging. All materials and equipment are provided and of high quality as well as the implementation of Covid safety precautions.

I was taught by Jun's wife and I wish I wrote down her name as she was amazing. I was very relaxed during the course, having clear instructions and resources given to me, while relaxing tunes played. Time was taken to provide a brief history of the Kintsugi practice, well as an explanation of the philosophy.

The team and environment are warm and welcoming. No hard sell either. You can tell that they have a passion for Kintsugi and love passing it on to others.


Eliza Sullivan  •  Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


This was my second kintsugi class, and I enjoyed it just as much as the previous! Gorgeous materials provided to make the jewellery, and very helpful instruction :)

Pottery workshop review by Eliza Sullivan

Susan Subrata  •  Jul 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I had a awesome time learning the art of kintsuji with Jun. He is truly an expert in this field but he is also very patient and kind. He helped me throughout the process step by step. I highly recommend this class to everyone.


Nicolle Pascual  •  Jul 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Had an amazing time learning the kintsugi technique. I brought my best friend here for her birthday and we enjoyed our class making beautiful pieces of jewellery! Would reccomend to everyone :)

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Nicolle Pascual

Jordana Johnson  •  Jul 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun's class was incredible. We learnt about the beautiful art and how to do it as well as the philosophy behind it. Couldn't recommend more.


Kelly Chen  •  Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Would highly recommend this class to anyone who is looking for something different to do. Jun is a wonderful teacher. I loved learning about Kintsugi and the concept of embracing flaws and imperfections rather than hiding them. It was so nice being able to do something so therapeutic and creative.


Barbara Davis  •  Jul 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was amazing we all had a great time. The teacher was very informative and gave us some great insight into kintsugi. We also got to take our beautiful plates home. Would happily recommend to anyone.

Pottery workshop review by Barbara Davis

Brooke Bowrey  •  Jul 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This is a great class! Such an interesting and beautiful art. Jun is very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating.

Pottery workshop review by Brooke Bowrey

Suzanne Mackay  •  Jul 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was a very patient and competent teacher. Everything was provided and well set up so that we could follow his instructions without any problems. He knew all about the history of kintsugi as well as lots of other details. He made us feel very welcome and the green tea and snack halfway through was excellent. I was surprised to find how easy his method was and to finish the lesson with a plate that looked really good. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to try it. A very enjoyable two hours.
Suzanne

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Suzanne Mackay

Derek  •  Jul 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Excellent teacher who provided step by step coaching

Teacher was willing to share knowledge and advice

All materials provided at the beginning of the class

Pottery workshop review by Derek

Jackie Yap  •  Jul 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great teacher, extremely patient, kind and knowledgable. Also, got some snacks and tea as part of the experience. Was really fun and would thoroughly recommend the class! :)

Pottery workshop review by Jackie Yap

Jackie Yap  •  Jul 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great teacher, extremely patient, kind and knowledgable. Also, got some snacks and tea as part of the experience. Was really fun and would thoroughly recommend the class! :)


Jackie Yap  •  Jul 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great teacher, extremely patient, kind and knowledgable. Also, got some snacks and tea as part of the experience. Was really fun and would thoroughly recommend the class! :)


Reenu George  •  Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


My partner’s mother gifted us this class. This was a new art form to us, but Jun our teacher took us through the journey of Kintsugi and we loved it. Making imperfection look perfect. Recommend this class to everyone who wants to try their hands on this cultural experience

Pottery workshop review by Reenu George Sydney

Alison Cantlon  •  Jun 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


We had a fabulous time learning a new skill and the teachers were wonderful. Very helpful and kind.
I would highly recommend this class.


Tristan Mayhew  •  Jun 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The teacher was amazing and loved sharing knowledge of kintsugi, its history and philosophy. The class was very well organised and personalised. He provided beautiful materials to work with and very clear, printed instructions to keep. Everything was really enjoyable.


Michael Minsky  •  Jun 2020

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


I had a fantastic time in the Kintsugi course. Jun-sensei is a wonderful teacher, and he takes the time to explain not just the techniques, but the history and cultural influence of kintsugi as well. It was amazing to be able to remake a dish the same way it was done over 500 years ago. I'll definitely be continuing to fix some of my own items and learn more. I highly recommend this class.


Maree Kovac  •  Jun 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Teacher great, very enjoyable, materials good, difficulty with lift but a lovely way to spend 2 hours.


Rachel Arthur  •  Jun 2020

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kintsugi Self Repair Course - Private


This was my second class and I enjoyed it just as much as the first! Jun and his wife are so encouraging and positive and it’s a pleasure to be taught by them.


Lynne Ryan  •  Jun 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I really enjoyed my 1st introduction to Kintsugi. Such a therapeutic art form.
Jun is a lovely man and very patient and encouraging teacher. I will definitely be back, I have a couple of broken things in my life, that I cherish and need a second chancejust the right class to do that.
Thank you Jun and to your delightful wife for a very pleasant escape for 2 hoursnice to come away with something I'm quite pleased withmight even be display worthy :)


Stephanie Byrne  •  May 2020

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


Jun was a very patient and knowledgable teacher. I was provided all the supplies I needed and they had set the space up to ensure all the necessary social distancing measures were taken. I'm looking forward to my next class!


Wejdan Shamala  •  May 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


I took my husband to this workshop for a surprise birthday treat. Mrs. Hitomi-san was lovely and her instruction was very clear and helpful. The class was very organised and timed appropriately. The Japanese tea gesture was very kind and welcoming. We loved every part of the class.


Dwayne Beale  •  Mar 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was a great teacher. He thoroughly explained the history, philosophy and methods of Kintsugi and was very attentive to students. The location was very handy and easy to find. I had a wonderful morning and would highly recommend the experience.


Kyrsten Winkley  •  Mar 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Our teacher was lovely and very helpful. It was easy to get to the venue. I enjoyed learning the skills and was able to purchase materials to complete future projects at home. I really enjoyed this course.


Emma Johnson  •  Mar 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great class learning a beautiful craft with amazing teachers! Hitomi and Jun are both lovely and very talented teachers. We learnt how to repair a plate and look forward to practicing the skill of Kintsugi. I would highly recommend this class! Thank you Hitomi and Jun!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Emma Johnson

Esperanza Egan  •  Mar 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


Jun san is simply wonderful, he knows his art and has a great teaching style.


Steve Hoyle  •  Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


My partner and I had a great private class. Jun was an amazingly nice person and spoke to us about the history of Kintsugi too. Never felt rushed. Everything was explained well. Even got to have some green tea and Kit Kat. Very fun. Very cool!

Pottery workshop review by Steve Hoyle

Steve Hoyle  •  Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


My partner and I had a great private class. Jun was an amazingly nice person and spoke to us about the history of Kintsugi too. Never felt rushed. Everything was explained well. Even got to have some green tea and Kit Kat. Very fun. Very cool!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Steve Hoyle Sydney

Jessica Roberts  •  Mar 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was a wonderful teacher. We all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Everything we needed was provided and we were so proud to take home our Kintsugi plates. Would highly recommend


Melissa Kian  •  Mar 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Gorgeous venue, great teacher and company.

Lovely touch of tea and sweets.

I’ll be back for further classes.



Elaine Lee  •  Mar 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Had the best time doing a modern kintsugi class with Jun-san. He is an amazing, patient and knowledgeable teacher. I went with 4 friend and we had so much fun learning the art of "golden repair". We were all very impressed with our beautiful repairs. Excited to test out our new skills. Thank you for time and efforts Jun and Hitomi.

Pottery workshop review by Elaine Lee

Cynthia Hui  •  Mar 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Thank you Hitomi-san for teaching me the traditional art of Kintsugi. I’m walking away with some lovely earrings Arigatougozaimashita

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners review by Cynthia Hui

Maria Brookes  •  Mar 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Wonderful experience learning about the ancient Japanese technique kintsugi. The instructor has a very warm and welcoming manner, she led us through the workshop with step by step instructions. Our group loved the turorial, the materials and particularly the final products! Arigato


Victoria Pertierra  •  Mar 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


We had a wonderful class! Teacher Hitomi was very patient and explained to us the art of Kintsugi, and the steps needed to make our accessory pieces. I really enjoyed this class and look forward to taking another one soon.

Pottery workshop review by Victoria Pertierra

Hunter Nield  •  Mar 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Fantastic course teaching the basics of modern kintsugi. Jun-San was a patient and fun teacher!


Renee Noble  •  Mar 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The teacher and his wife were very friendly. The class was fun and insightful, with both technical skills and historical aspects. It was a great amount for beginners to accomplish in the time period.


Ana Isaacs  •  Mar 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Hitomi was very lovely and I learnt a lot. I am very happy with my experience!


Eliza Sullivan  •  Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Spent a wonderful afternoon learning the art of kintsugi with the wonderful help of Hitomi and Jun. A truly lovely experience, I will definitely be back for more!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Eliza Sullivan

Carol Rowe  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We really enjoyed the class and thought the teacher Hitomi was terrific- patient and informative.


Melissa Williams  •  Feb 2020

Kintsugi Self Repair Course - Private


Wonderful to repair an old family piece of ceramic using an ancient craft. I love the philosophy behind kintsugi. The class has a calm, gentle, focussed energy and the time just flies. I loved this class!


Marilina Ripoll  •  Feb 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was so much fun and informative of modern Kintsugi practices! The teacher was so helpful and wonderful! We got to bring home a beautiful plate and got some Kit Kat’s too. Definitely worth it!


Ashley Iredale  •  Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was great - my teacher was very knowledgable and personable, and obviously puts a lot of himself into what he does - I came away with some great skills and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening learning the art of traditional Japanese mending.


Jane Tudor  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


It was a great experience and I appreciated the wisdom and experience of Jun and his wife. A lovely way to end the week!


Jane  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Wonderful teacher who is very encouraging. The class was so calming and satisfying to do. I want to break things to just to kintsugi them together now!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Jane

Shirley Wong  •  Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Modern Kintsugi Class. The class was intimate and extremely fun!
The teacher was very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. Highly recommend if interested in a hands-on activity and Japanese culture!


Kate Amphlett  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I would highly recommend taking time out of your busy life to spend a calm, creative and productive couple of hours with Jun and Hitomi. Jun did a great job explaining the technique and philosophy of Kintsugi. He was kind and patient and helpful. It was a lot more involved than we expected and we felt a huge sense of accomplishment at the end of the class. The tea break with Japanese snacks half way through was a pleasant surprise - thank you Hitomi.


Tyson Wolker  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


My partner and I had an amazing experience. We will definitely be back for a more advanced class!


Narelle Ryan  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Wonderful unique experience learning from a very capable, giving, professional and charming teacher who has studied with five Kintsugi Masters in Japan over the years. All the equipment was provided and all one had to do was just arrive and enjoy the very special tutorial. The location and teaching area worked extremely well too along with the unexpected kind hospitality of Japanese tea and treats midway through this lovely journey. Many thanks and I would be happy to recommend this course to anyone.


Conrad Sinclair  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Such a wonderful evening learning something new. Hitomi and Jun are such passionate teachers I look forward to practicing some more Kintsugi soon.


Fiona Darmoko  •  Feb 2020

Pottery class


I definitely recommend this kintsugi class, it was really enjoyable. Jun and Hitomi were a great teacher.


Bob Noftall  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I have absolutely no craft skills but was intrigued by the technique. The instructor was charming and incredibly patient with me I was all thumb and awkward. That said, I left with a plate I love and am looking forward to showing friends. My sister who is quite crafty refuses to believe I did it ! Highly recommend.


Virginia Simpson-Young  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I received a voucher for this kintsugi class as a gift, and I wasn't really expecting much. What I experienced far exceeded my expectations! The kintsugi process was fascinating and surprisingly satisfying. Hitomi was a great teacher - very patient. I would recommend this class to anyone.


Edwina Enderby  •  Feb 2020

Pottery class


One of the best workshops I've ever done! It was so well organised. Techniques were clearly explained and it all unfolded very logically. The materials were great, so were the explanatory notes. It was very satisfying to finish the project by end of the class and I know that I can complete another project in my own time. But the best thing was getting an insight into the philosophy behind the craft. Perhaps it is - the traces living leaves on you are to be celebrated and cared for. Not discarded or disguised. Hooray! Thank you Jun and Hitomi!


Karen Grant  •  Feb 2020

Traditional Kintsugi 2days Intensive Course (Mel)


Venue was a bit too hot. It was a very warm weekend but an electric fan would have made the experience more comfortable.

The class content was very good and the tea break a very nice idea.


Alan Morris  •  Feb 2020

Pottery class


Preparation is everything - and this course was prepared and run seamlessly.
We achieved a great deal in only two hours


Cally Robertson  •  Feb 2020

Pottery class


This class was excellent! In two hours I walked away with a sense of what Kintsugi was about, a great understanding of the modern basics of the craft, plus some extra supplies to ensure that I can try again at home.

Jun and Hitomi are excellent teachers and they provided support throughout the class to ensure everyone walked out with a beautiful piece.

Plus there is Japanese tea and snacks! And how can you beat that!?!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Melbourne) review by Cally Robertson

Kerrii Cavanagh  •  Feb 2020

Pottery class


Excellent, practical hands on kintsugi class with all materials provided. Jun, the teacher, was warm and informative and clearly a master at his craft. He even provided delicious genmaicha and Japanese Kit Kat’s for mid class snack. Highly recommended.


Tina McCarthy  •  Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery class


Really interesting class has inspired me to do more and learn more. I can see this taking over the living room! Easy to understand instructions, a great basic overview, end result was fabulous for a first effort. Thanks Jun and Hitomi!


Darin Lloyd  •  Feb 2020

Pottery class


A lovely way to spend a Sunday morning learning such a beautiful tradition. Thank you


Thuy Tra  •  Feb 2020

Pottery class


The class was fun. It’s good to learn something new. Good teaching skill. Thanks :)

Pottery workshop review by Thuy Tra

Sharron Dickman  •  Feb 2020

Pottery class


I enjoyed this class. Teachers presented the information clearly, showed by examples and helped when it was needed. Gave everyone positive support and I appreciated how everything was neatly laid out for our use, and the mid-project cup of tea and snack was welcome. I learned about the history as well as practical aspects of Kintsugi. Am considering taking the more detailed course. Small group meant we were all busy, but the room was positive and cheerful.


Barbara Semler  •  Feb 2020

Traditional Kintsugi 2days Intensive Course (Mel)


I really enjoyed today . Jun was friendly a good teacher and very helpful
A very easy location to get to


Charlie Si  •  Feb 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop in Melbourne


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

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop in Melbourne


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


Rachel Polivka  •  Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery class


Such a good workshop! Everything from the philosophy behind kintsugi to the actual technique was very interesting. Our teacher, Jun, was a patient teacher and it was nice to hear him talk about how he got into kintsugi and different things about his life and Japan in general. The workshop was comprehensive enough that we could repair our own pieces at home in future.

Pottery workshop review by Rachel Polivka

Zofia Kwiatkowska  •  Feb 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop in Melbourne


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


Erika Mana  •  Feb 2020

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course


I really enjoyed attending the course. the teacher was very precise in teaching the technique, which is very complicated.
I can say that I am satisfied.
if I have to give advice, I think it would be better to have a bigger table to work better and maybe more days within a month, to learn the real development of this technique


Tammy Hamers  •  Feb 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course


Jun is an excellent teacher.
Traditional kintsugi is very different to modern kintsugi and a great skill to have, especially if you are a potter. I will also use this in my woodwork.
I am really happy to have been able to find and participate in this class and other classes at Kintsugi Australia.
I highly recommend Kintsugi Australia.


Sue McGovern  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Fantastic teacher, who provided everything necessary for the class (including apron and gloves), plus we took a break for fabulous Japanese tea. Can't recommend highly enough.


Maddie Koczanowski  •  Feb 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We had a beginner Kintsugi Workshop with Hitomi today and it was fantastic! She was very kind and knowledgeable, and guided us every step of the way so we’d be able to do Kintsugi at home. I’d love to do this class again. We were given Sencha tea, and Hitomi took photos that she sent to me afterwards. We were also given the gold/brass powder to take home afterwards. Am gifting this workshop to everyone I can

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Maddie Koczanowski

Gilbert Wong  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We loved the class! Jun made the class interesting through sharing his learning journey of the craft and his philosophy of kintsugi!


Kate House  •  Jan 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


The teacher was lovely and very informative. She provided an interesting history of where Kintsugi originated from. My friend and I had a lovely time, well worth the money with all the materials provided.


Jan Orman  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


i did a beginner's Kintsugi workshop. It was a very exciting class. Jun is a patient and skilled teacher and I feel that after just one session I have acquired enough basic knowledge to try out the techniques he taught me at home. I am very inspired!

Pottery workshop review by Jan Orman

Jessica Pham  •  Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Teacher was very nice and patient (which is important for beginners doing such a delicate craft). Really appreciated the personal touch of sharing his journey learning about Kintsugi and it was very obvious Jun was passionate about teaching others about the process, sharing where to buy the equipment. Also love the Japanese tea and kitkats!


Elizabeth Snedden  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The teaching style was very good as he demonstrated & then assisted when needed. We had class of 4 so room size was good. All materials provided. Also short break with green tea & a snack. Time seemed to fly by so was a surprise when class ended. Very pleasant time. Would be a good gift for a friend. Kintsugi basics are easy to learn.


Michael Santarossa  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Class is amazing. Jun is a great teacher, and I feel this is a craft I will continue on my own into the future!


Rachel Arthur  •  Jan 2020

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Fantastic class and a fantastic, patient teacher! I plan to do more classes. Highly, highly recommend.


Mark Trinidad  •  Jan 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Teacher Jun is incredible! He taught us the deeper meaning of Kintsugi and how this beautiful art can be related to your own lives. Jun took us through the history of Kintsugi, then showed us a step by step of the entire process.
Highly recommend this class for any person who wants to experience authentic Japanese art first hand!


Marina Rofe  •  Jan 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


We attended the Kintsugi workshop for beginners with Kitomi. There were 6 of us and it was a great session. Kitomi was hands on and patient and helped us make some really beautiful accessories. The session was just the right length, there was time to pick our pieces, learn slowly and have some fun conversations and laughter. This is a fantastic session for any group who is keen for some fun craft in a relaxing environment. Thank you


Kirsten McDonald  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I was really looking forward to the class and I was not disappointed. Jun explains the history and method of Kintsugi with care and patience. He explains the steps, the techniques, the materials and where to purchase them. I feel confident that I could repair a ceramic piece now. In time, I would like to learn the Traditional Kintsugi method. Thank you Jun.


Jonathan Yip  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We took the beginner's Kinstugi class with not much idea what to expect and were thrilled with the experience.
Jun was a fantastic teacher, who showed great patience, humour and friendliness.
We learned a lot from him and would definitely love to go back someday.


Carolyn Sein  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was wonderful - hands on, informative, fun and relaxed. Jun was a fantastic teacher. All materials were provided and we gained a deeper appreciation for the aesthetic, philosophy and technique involved in kintsugi. And! We all emerged with a beautiful original kintsugi ceramic piece! Would definitely recommend.


Elisa Walther  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


It was awesome! I really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend the workshop! The teacher was excellent!


Aron Fernandez  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Definitely a great class and a great experience to have.

Jun was both great at teaching the practical skill of Kintsugi, as well as the history and cultural significance of the practice.

All the materials were provided for and were great quality - getting to take home the plate you’ve made is pretty sweet as well.

Overall, a fun and engaging class that I would highly recommend.

Pottery workshop review by Aron Fernandez

Samantha Hartley  •  Jan 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


We had a lovely time at our workshop! Hitomi made us feel very welcome and guided us in making some beautiful jewellery. I’d love to come back !


Robyn Rogers  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was absolutely fantastic, he was patient, funny and interesting. He made the whole experience very comfortably.

KINTSUGI itself was very interesting and so relaxing to do, I am really happy with my finished product!

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Robyn Rogers

Sofia Fuller-Smith  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Had such a great time in Jun's Kintsugi class. He was so professional, and very helpful. Will definitely be returning, and recommending his workshop to people.


Pottery workshop review by Sofia Fuller-Smith Sydney

Meng-Ju Lee  •  Jan 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


All prepared and ready for us to make unique accessories. Wonderful experience with history and culture. Clear and helpful instruction and support.

Pottery workshop review by Meng-Ju Lee Sydney

Jyri Kaapro  •  Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Class and teacher were great I was impressed with knowledge and delivery went home with a great product


Helen Curry  •  Jan 2020

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


I gifted the workshop to my ten yo daughter and we did it together. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Hitomi is a thoughtful host and excellent teacher. Knowledgeable, helpful, passionate about the craft. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun entry point into kintsugi.


Lesley Gruit  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This was such fun and the teacher was so good she has made me want to learn more. I would love to do the more advanced courses when I’ve had some practice.
Arigato gozaimasu.

Pottery workshop review by Lesley Gruit

Weng Chan  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The workshop is fun. Jun is a funny and interesting teacher which shared his Kintsugi story and other Japanese culture stuff. This 2-hr class is worthy!


Elsa Zhang  •  Jan 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I found the environment for the Beginner’s Kintsugi Workshop was good to learn in, & the communication from the teacher was also good. It is a class that I would recommend.


Helen Smith  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was excellent in every way from start to finish. Incredibly informative and relaxing. A meditation in action.

Pottery workshop review by Helen Smith

John Luckman  •  Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


I booked an afternoon workshop for me and my partner.

The Kintsugi workshop was a fantastic creative experience, it was easy to get into and surprisingly fun. Our teacher, Hitomi was patient and encouraging with us, teaching us how to continue the practice if we wanted to and providing us tips and tools on where to get the same materials. She also explored the history of Kintsugi and was overall really hospitable despite us staying overtime. We were really happy with the venue and the end product was something we were pretty proud and surprised we were able to make.

Highly recommended.


Audrey Gunawan  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was fabulous. Highly recommended. Jun is such a great teacher, provided all materials we needed and clearly explained each step! Thank you Jun for a great class!


David Grossberg  •  Jan 2020

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The course was excellent and the teacher was fantastic.
I felt privileged to have been taught by such a knowledgeable teacher.


Jonnie Lau  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was a fantastic teacher and made us feel very welcomed! Would definitely recommend his class to anyone wanting to learn a little about Japanese history and the significance of repairing broken ceramics. Great experience!


Josh Bridge  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great teacher! Very knowledgable and friendly, my girlfriend and I had a lovely time! I look forward to the next class where i can fix a plate my family didnt know i broke hahaha

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Josh Bridge

Ka Cheng  •  Dec 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


It was a enjoyable class with Hitomi. She was very helpful and patient. nice to have learnt something about the philosophy behind kintsugi while at the same time made a nice pair of earrings for myself!

Pottery workshop review by Ka Cheng

Kim Vu  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This was one of our very first workshops we have been to and Jun was so helpful and accommodating. The workshop was very insightful where Jun taught us the history behind Kinsugi and also shared his journey into this amazing art.
Each step of the class was very thorough and detailed. Jun also gave us the opportunity to take photos of every step so we have something to visually look back at.
Highly recommend this workshop to those who are looking at doing something that is hands on and fun at the same time!

Pottery workshop review by Kim Vu Sydney

Katie Milton  •  Dec 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


My mum and I took Jun's class and were amazed by his knowledge of and passion for Kintsugi! Jun took us through the process step by step and taught us about the philosophy along the way. Such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, I would recommend this class to anyone looking to destress :)


Pip Cody  •  Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course


Learning traditional Kintsugi method is very enjoyable. It is quite a complex process but Jun sensei explains and demonstrates very clearly and provides comprehensive notes and guidance, so I feel confident that I can go home and continue to practice by myself, until I hav another opportunity to learn more. I am very impressed that Jun sensei was able to teach so much in just one weekend. Arigatou gozaimashita


Karolin Wu  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Had a wonderful time learning kintsugi culture and technique The teacher is great She and Jun are both very characteristic and amicable, patient and knowledgeable I was making a gift to my friend, and she loves it a lot Definitely planning to learn traditional kintsugi techniques as well in the future.


Natalie Krafczyk  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


We had a wonderful time with Jun and would recommend his classes to anyone wanting a fun and informative experience!


Darrell Rivero  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was incredibly fun and a great teacher! My Kintsugi turned out really well! Highly recommend


Gabrielle Requena  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun and his class is authentic and comes from the heart. One of the best team
Building activities I have donefull of spirit, soul, love and passion. This class will be all over the media very soon! XX


Felicity Chen  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The teacher is very nice and the class was interesting.
Very enjoyable.
Good for team building


Belinda Dods  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Beautiful patient instructors. The class gives you the skills to do your own repairs at home, but you also get to take our creations home.


Tammy Hamers  •  Dec 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Great class.
I have been wanting to learn how to do kintsugi for a long time. I'm glad I finally found this class and took the step.
It's always exciting to learn a new skill.
I can now confidently fix some beautiful pieces of broken pottery I have. And a new skill to add to my toolbox.
Looking forward to learning traditional kintsugi.
Hope to be able to bring Kintsugi Australia to Canberra for a class.
Wonderful teacher with very clear instructions.


Désirée Deklerk  •  Dec 2019

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


It was as much a cultural experience as an opportunity to learn an art I have been interested in for some time. Jun is a very knowledgeable and excellent teacher. I was guided through the journey of the class with clarity and a kind manner. I can highly recommend this class.


Francis Hoang  •  Dec 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Awesome class. Learnt about the history and philosophy of Kintsugi whilst having fun! Would highly recommend.


Penny Longmore  •  Dec 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Very interesting and something I knew nothing about previously. Good to do something creative at the weekend


David Liknaitzky  •  Nov 2019

Pottery class


The process was informative, fun and handled very competently and amiably. I gained enough knowledge and skills to continue on my own.


Tim Sheil  •  Nov 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I did the beginners Kintsugi Workshop. All materials were provided and my teacher, Kumi san, was excellent. Highly recommend this course if you’re interested in exploring this wonderful Japanese art and it’s philosophy.


Nurten Dalga  •  Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery class


It was wonderful. We learnt the ancient art of Kintsugi. It’s so beautiful and relaxing. The teacher was patient and encouraging. Appreciated the Japanese snack and tea. Thank you to both of them.


Danielle Sturgeon  •  Nov 2019

Pottery class


I had a wonderful time during the class. Everything was clearly explained, the pace was perfect and I’m so happy with my new skill! They were passionate about the art form, really inspiring. Thank you

Pottery workshop review by Danielle Sturgeon

Jane Cocks  •  Nov 2019

Pottery class


Excellent, engaging teacher and class. I left looking forward to trying Kintsugi at home and feel like I have the basic skills to get started. I’d definitely recommend this class.

Pottery workshop review by Jane Cocks

Mim Johnson  •  Nov 2019

Pottery class


Jun was a very patient and helpful teacher. He taught me the skills and artful techniques to fix a precious wedding platter, accidentally chipped by our daughter. :)
Thank you so much!


Miranda Ho  •  Nov 2019

Pottery class


The teacher was extremely knowledge and engaging. I loved his little anecdotes and fun facts about Japanese culture (thanks for the recipe for chicken karaage

Pottery workshop review by Miranda Ho

Dalia Kaldas  •  Nov 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


I went to the workshop with my daughter. Hitomi was delightful. She had the most amazing range of ceramics and glass- so very beautiful and after we had chosen our pieces Hitomi went through step by step explaining what we need to do. We enjoyed chatting about Japan, Kintsugi and where to find supplies. We loved it and went home with some beautiful jewelry.


Glenice Lee  •  Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Master Jun is very kind and knowledgeable about the art of kintsugi! His wife, Hitomi is very hospitable and friendly (: I had a great time learning the art and also got to chit chat with both Jun and Hitomi. A great afternoon spent at their studio!


Hadji Rym  •  Nov 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


It was a very good class. I am sooooo happy! Very very nice. the teacher was fantastic.


Danni Man  •  Nov 2019

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


I had a great time learning about the philosophy of kintsugi and the the techniques of repairing and transforming broken pottery into something more beautiful then it's original form.

Highly recommended course for everyone.


Amanda Rutherford  •  Nov 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was an amazing teacher
Had a wonderful time and I really enjoyed the class


Liana Vilcins  •  Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Some feedback received from the class attendees:

“I thought that the Kintsugi Class was really well run and informative. I enjoyed the practical element of this along with the history.”
“Outstanding”

From my dealings with Jun prior to and on the day, he impressed as very professional and organised. He and fellow teacher, Hitomi Morooka, even made a visit to the location in Macquarie Park a week in advance of the class to check the travel time, see what the space was like and to let me know the few requirements he needed to set up the class.

I would recommend the Kintsugi class as a great corporate small team event to break up a day of meetings and learn something completely new. The philosophy behind the craft is also interesting and applicable to team building.

Thanks also goes to ClassBento for arranging the class to be held at our office, which worked so well for our team workshop!


Tammy Swe  •  Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Lovely, highly enjoyable way to spend an evening. Jun was very knowledgeable and well-organised. We were able to complete the whole repair process, including an introduction to the Kintsugi philosophy, in the workshop, and walked away with our own beautifully refurbished piece of ceramic and lots of tips on sourcing equipment and materials to continue the Kintsugi journey at home. A wonderful experience.


Rita Sarkis  •  Nov 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


I had a lot of fun creating this and learning about the philosophy of kintsugi. Thank you :)

Pottery workshop review by Rita Sarkis

Christina Xu  •  Nov 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The venue is in the city, very convincing. The teach is such a gentleman and very patient, friendly! All material is provided, I learned a lot and very satisfied!

Pottery workshop review by Christina Xu

Viola Bloomfield  •  Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Kumi was a great teacher: friendly, patient and knowledgable. The venue was situated near public transport. The materials provided were great to use. The modern kintsugi class is definitely good value for money. I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone who is interested in the beautiful Japanese art of kintsugi!

Pottery workshop review by Viola Bloomfield

Sarah Martin  •  Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Lovely teacher and relaxing environment to learn new skill. Lovely sense of learning something special and ancient


Julia Prudhoe  •  Nov 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The class was good fun and educational too. Our teacher was passionate and skilful, told us about the history of Kintsugi and led us through 2 hrs of simple instructions to produce a finished piece of art. The materials were all provided and the classroom was intimate and perfect for a small group session. I repaired a broken plate and now have it sitting on my coffee table looking beautiful. Inwould highly recommend the class and my teacher.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Julia Prudhoe

Mitch  •  Nov 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Kumi was amazing and I would recommend this class to anyone! So good! I will be using what I learnt at home!


Mitch Burke  •  Nov 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Kumi was amazing and I would recommend this workshop to anyone! We were served food and tea, given a history lesson and the atmosphere was so peaceful.


Aoiffe Gavin  •  Oct 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The kintsugi beginners workshop was very clear and easy to follow in a very nice setting. The teacher explained & showed exactly what had to be done and the result was s very nice kintsugi plate.


Akila Chintamani  •  Oct 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


They made the experience truly unforgettable. Starting with the philosophy all the way through till the process they explained everything in great detail and with patience. It was fantastic and they made my brother's birthday unforgettable.


Yeesum Lo  •  Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Venue was easy to find with parking close-by. Jun was a wonderful teacher, kind, generous and patient. He loves his art and has a great story. All materials were provided - they were high quality, well-maintained and all very accessible to duplicate the process at home. I loved every part of it!


Raquel Gonzalez  •  Oct 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


The teacher was very nice and attentive.The classroom was comfortable. I made 2 brooches and the materials were easy to use


Helen Williams  •  Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


This was a fantastic class. We enjoyed it so much.
Jun was a great teacher and spent lots of time explaining the process of Kintsugi.
We would certainly recommend this class.
There were only 4 people in the class as well which was great.


Victoria Naumenko  •  Oct 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


June was just amazing! Great knowledge and energy. I was the only lucky one at that time of the day and June has spent all his precious rime just on me! The venue was very accomodating. Conveniently positioned in the city.
The materials provided were great, especially the magic metal powder. Overall the class was great value for money
I’d love to take the next class to learn the traditional techniques.
Thank you June!


Samuel Dungey  •  Oct 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was amazing, knowledgeable and happy to teach all the students. He made the class fun and wasn't sacred to give us extra time I'd we needed it. He was encouraging and ensured we all did our best. We made some really nice kintsugi pieces and we given all the skills and tools to make our own. It was amazing


Nicole Welsh  •  Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


The classes at the studio are for 2-4ppl so my sister & I had plenty of attention from the teacher. Instructions were easy to follow & very relaxed friendly atmosphere. Location was easy to get too on public transport

Pottery workshop review by Nicole Welsh

Claire Walsh  •  Oct 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Really enjoyed this class and am delighted with my Kintsugi plate that I got to take home! Super excited to try out what I’ve learned and start experimenting with different materials!


Grace Shin  •  Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


It was a great class. The teacher (Kumi) was very kind and patient. I had lots of fun. Thanks a lot.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Grace Shin

Robert Unsworth  •  Oct 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


What a great class! Jin is a fantastic teacher. The lesson was a perfect introduction to Kintsugi


Meiying Saw  •  Oct 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


A well-structured and informative class! Jun-san shared cultural as well as personal history about kintsugi, and was a very patient and encouraging teacher. He taught us a self-developed affordable and efficient technique using modern, easily sourced materials, and served us tea and snacks midway. Thank you!

Pottery workshop review by Meiying Saw

Deborah Rodrigo  •  Oct 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Jun was well prepared and ready to introduce us to the art of Kitsungi. We had a delightful and productive workshop learning about the history, modern adaptations, Jun’s practice and of course making our own Kitsungi masterpiece. The venue in Sydney’s CBD is central and comfortable. Jun has designed the session well where we progressed at a steady pace and even have a chance to take a morning tea of matcha tea and cookies. He is helpful when you’re stuck and is generous with his knowledge. Thank you Jun!


Alessandra Ciampi  •  Oct 2019

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


I am really grateful for the experience. I had the opportunity to get a glimpse into the ancient Japanese art of ‘kintsugi’. There is so much to learn! I am looking forward to next class!

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course review by Alessandra Ciampi

Bernadette Huang  •  Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


A great class that was paced well with all materials provided. Highly recommend to anyone who is curious about Kintsugi. My teacher Kumi was patient and very informative. I thoroughly enjoyed my session.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Bernadette Huang

Courtney Macdonald  •  Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


Hitomi was a kind and patient teacher and I loved hanging out and creating beautiful accessories in her relaxing studio. There was a variety of beautiful ceramic, glass and acrylic pieces to choose from, which meant that the accessories I made were truly unique. I loved this class.


Rajeshwari Tikhile  •  Sep 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


It was y great class! Both the instructors are really warm and patient. I would recommend it to anyone looking to learn and new skill. The conversation I had with Hitomi was really insightful. Definitely worth it! Thanks Hitomi :-)


Daniel Portelli  •  Sep 2019

Kintsugi Accessory Workshop for Beginners


We had a great time. We learnt the ancient art of Kintsugi. It's so beautiful, sweet, and relaxing. Our teacher was very nice and explained everything. Its very meditative and a soulful philosophy. She offered us macha tea and biscuits. And we talked about her travels to japan,
shogun, ramen and about the masters of Kintsugi. I recommend anyone interested in ceramics and japanese culture to give this workshop a go!


Courtney Macdonald  •  Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


Excellent class. I found it relaxing and an great way to let out my creativity. The teacher was patient and encouraging. I loved it.


Felicity Hood  •  Sep 2019

Pottery class


Really loved having the opportunity to experience first hand something that I had only seen on a screen. The small group was the perfect size for all of us to follow the steps to complete the plate. Jun was informative about the kintsugi philosophy. His feedback during the process was a good mix of encouragement and correction. Appreciated the Japanese snacks and tea. It was fun. I can highly recommend


Anita Hustas  •  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.


Anna Stelter  •  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.


Nirosha Paramanathan  •  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.


Rodney Scherer  •  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 Sydney

Stephanie Bird  •  Sep 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

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.


Pramudie Gunaratne  •  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.


Choi  •  Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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!


Simone Kelly  •  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!


Wenny Ly  •  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

Christopher Vennell  •  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.


Fionna Sida  •  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

Kathy Ky  •  Sep 2019

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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 Sydney

Adrian Leonheart  •  Sep 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.


Rob Shearing  •  Sep 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.


Kyla Kohler  •  Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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


Ashlee Ward  •  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!


Lynne Powell  •  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


Kibum Kim  •  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


Rachel Freeman  •  Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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 .


Tamara Jisr  •  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 !


Anitha Reddy  •  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!


Christina Cardillo-Zallo  •  Aug 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

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

Lisa Hauser  •  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.


Leanne Langdon  •  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

John Gilders  •  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

Sybil Kesteven  •  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.


Jocasta Giles  •  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 Sydney

Natalie Louie-Smith  •  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.


Audrey Limas  •  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

Anna Urakawa  •  Aug 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.


Yuri Mathews  •  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 Sydney

Laura Moore  •  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!


Joan Ho  •  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

Robert Fossey  •  Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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

Kay Veitch  •  Jul 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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!


Felipe  •  Jul 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


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


Sue Ellis  •  Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


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


Katrina Stanmore  •  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.


Jane Thorn  •  Jul 2019

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course


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.


Danielle Lipsitz  •  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


Tomomi Suzue  •  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.


Heidi Gibbs  •  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.


Jacqueline Bell  •  Jun 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop


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


Kristin Sutter  •  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

Jayne Dudney  •  Jun 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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!


Joanna Yu  •  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 Sydney

Diane Sargeant  •  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

Melinda Lamond  •  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 Sydney

Jenny Braham  •  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