Kintsugi Makie Painting Workshop

Japanese traditional ceramic painting with lacquer and gold powder

Art Kintsugi Sydney

Art Kintsugi Sydney

4.9 (22)

1.5 hours 1 to 3 label $85 or 4 payments of $21.25 Afterpay


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will postpone your booking accordingly. You are always welcome to gift this class.

At this unique workshop, you will learn how to apply the final surface finish of Kintsugi, Japanese golden ceramic mending.

The Makie technique is the Japanese traditional craft that was developed over 1500 years ago and refers to Urushi lacquer painting, which is sprinkled with gold or silver powder as decoration using a brush or sprinkle tube. This technique has also been used as final decorative process of Kintsugi.

In this class you will learn how to apply Japanese Urushi lacquer on a prepared and mended tea saucer and finish with gold brass powder to create an original tea set to bring home.

In this introductory class we will use lacquer that is non allergic fast curing and gold colour brass powder.

Please note that we will not be repairing broken item. This workshop is Makie painting only.

Those dates and time listed won't suit you? Please contact to us, we can organize workshop for you!

Not suitable if you are pregnant (due to use of paint thinner)

What you'll get
Finished art of - tea cup and saucer
What to bring
All materials are included.
Clothes or apron that can get a little dusty with brass powder.
Eyeglasses (if you use them for detailed work)

Monster Mouse Studios - 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW

Your teacher
Art Kintsugi Sydney
Art Kintsugi Sydney

Kintsugi teachers

4.9 (22)

Yoko Kawada
Designer/maker of homeware products including tile art of SQUARE+ROUND Basin, MONO Tray and collaboration work of Kintsugi with international artists and artisan.
I studied interior design in London late 1990 and established solo trade business as Yoko Kawada in 2016.
My design is influenced by multiple countries I have been in the past searching materials and creative process both in traditional way and with technology.
I started to practice Kintsugi a few years ago in Japan to incorporate its unique nature of the Japanese traditional craft into my design.
I run Kintsugi workshops to share the joy of learning this Japanese craft full of surprises and contradictions.

Chizuru is a Japanese visual artist living in Sydney since 2016 and graduated from Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at TAFE in 2018.
"I have been involved in creativity almost half of my life mainly from pottery and painting on ceramics, and I received several ceramic art and printmaking awards in Japan.
Recently, I am painting and drawing based on Australian and Japanese culture.
My passion is to introduce Japanese art, craft and culture through the workshops."


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