Kintsugi Self Repair Course - Private

Repair broken ceramics using the traditional Japanese art of Kintsugi

2 hours Class size 1 on 1 (public classes), 1 to 3 label $120

In this course, suitable for beginners, you will repair your own broken ceramics using a modern Kintsugi method.

This is the first class in a ceramic repair course. At this first session, your teacher will decide how many lessons in total your object will need to be repaired, depending on the size of the ceramics and the number of pieces.

During the class your teacher will assist you and give you advice on how to repair your ceramics, giving them a second life!

This class is held in a relaxed setting and kept intentionally small for a one-on-one learning experience. Learn more about the wonderful art of Kintsugi, enjoy a mindful activity, discover the beauty of imperfection and the importance of reusing to contribute to a sustainable planet.

The cost of this class covers the first session of this course. All of the materials and equipment are included except for the gold powder, which you will need to purchase at the class. The cost will vary depending on the grade of powder ($3 /per gram).

You will need more than one lesson to repair your item. Additional sessions and fees will be determined in the first class.

From the second lesson onwards the cost of a class is $44 per hour.

As a guideline, if a small plate broken into three pieces is repaired with the modern method it will take between one or two sessions.

If you’d like to repair with the traditional method, we recommend you to take our Traditional Kintsugi course first, and then come to our Dojo to repair your own objects.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required
Suitable for beginners.
What to bring
Stay safe. Please bring and use a mask.

Your own broken ceramic pieces.

235 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW

Your teacher
Kintsugi Australia
Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

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Kintsugi Australia is located in Sydney and the only organisation in Australia completely specialised in kintsugi, offering private and group lessons, repair and kintsugi artistic creations. After completing 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.

Verified reviews

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Janet Gibson  •  Sep 2020

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!

Yumiko Maehashi  •  Aug 2020

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!

Rachel Arthur  •  Jun 2020

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.

Melissa Williams  •  Feb 2020

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!
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