Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners

Learn the beginner's modern Kintsugi method



2 hours Class size 1 to 12

label $120 (or 4 payments of $30 Afterpay)

The next workshop will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from August 6th to 7th, but it was already full 24 hours after the booking started. The next workshop after August is scheduled for the end of October, but it is still not finalised yet.

We also can not take any private setting due to we are based in Sydney and coming to Brisbane only for that weekend.

So sorry for the inconvenience.

You will be receiving the notification when we update the new schedule if you put your name and contact address for waiting list, however we can not keep the spots.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer with gold, platinum or silver, which dates back to 15th century Japan.

In this beginner's Kintsugi workshop, you will learn some of the basic techniques of Kintsugi using modern materials, so it can be learnt by anyone with ease.

The philosophy of Kintsugi is that an object is sometimes broken, however, this is part of its life and rather than throw it away it can be repaired and the cracks remain to show its history. This is a beautiful art to learn while also helping with sustainability as you are not throwing things away!

At the end of the class, you will be able to take home your repaired creation which will be very similar to the Kintsugi piece using the traditional technique.

This beginners Kintsugi class is an original technique designed by Kintsugi Australia to make it easy for anyone to use the Modern Kintsugi technique, especially for those who live in Australia. We will also explain where you can get the materials so, after the class, you will be able to repair your own object at your home. You can buy most materials in local stores in Australia.

Please note:

  • Let us know if you have any allergies.
  • You won't be able to repair your own items during a class.
  • We do not recommend this workshop if you’re pregnant due to the use of epoxy glue and putty.
  • Plates vary depending on availability.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • A beautiful repaired Kintsugi plate
  • Textbook
  • Lots of knowledge about Kintsugi!
  • Tea time
What to bring
We prepare all materials and a broken plate. You do not have to bring anything, however, it is a good idea to bring your own apron.
 

Kintsugi Australia is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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We provide washed and tumble dried cotton gloves, disposable gloves for each students. There is a protective screen between instructor and students. We use sanitiser to clean tables, chairs and door knobs. All materials are cleaned with alcohol before the each classes. The sanitisers are also available for each students.
Location

The Romero Centre - 8 Dutton St, Dutton Park QLD

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 our course, the students can join the Kintsugi Dojo where they can continue to create their own work of art, and they can improve their technique to become kintsugi masters.

Kintsugi Dojo is available only in Sydney main studio, but online Dojo is starting in February 2022.

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.

Jun and Hitomi Morooka were on the TV show The Livingroom on Channel 10 on the 21th of May 2021.

Jun Morooka were on the TV Show The Sydney Weekender aired on Channel 7 on the 18th of July 2021.


Kintsugi Australia Team

  • Jun (Traditional Kintsugi Course, Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Hitomi (Beginner's Kintsugi and Kintsugi Accessory workshop)
  • Kumi (Zoon online Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Noriko (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Ai (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Miyoko (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)

Verified reviews

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Alana Kenny Jun 2022


What a wonderful day. Jun and his wife are both so lovely, helpful and great instructors. Highly recommend the class to anyone interested in this ancient art!

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Alana Kenny

Vincent Miller Jun 2022


Jun and Hitomi-San have put together an excellent workshop! Thanks for the wonderful experience

Pottery workshop review by Vincent Miller Sydney

Jan Kirkham Jun 2022


Calming and creative workshop led by 2 inspiring teachers Jun and Hitomi. Step by step written instructions slsi and able to purchase all the materials used . Look forward to another workshop!

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Jan Kirkham

Julie Thompson May 2022


Excellent skilful teacher - very well prepared with great resources - everything was explained clearly, in detail and modelled so that we could all understand what we had to do and why - we all could see what we were going to achieve - the whole class received individual attention and assistance where they needed it - venue was great - whole lesson was well organised and timed - friendly attitude made us all feel welcome

Pottery workshop review by Julie Thompson

Fiona Blaikie May 2022


The Kintsugi class was wonderful! Jun and his wife made us feel very welcome. The philosophy behind Kintsugi is beautiful. It was so well organised and really hands on with the help we were given. Excited to be able to buy a kit on the night, so I can start my precious repair. A great experience all round!

Pottery workshop review by Fiona Blaikie

Katja Prescott May 2022


Hitomi & Jun are very knowledgeable and passionate about their art. They were extremely helpful and patient when it came to showing us the steps required to finish the Kintsugi piece.

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Jasmyin Tay May 2022


Instructors were extremely patient and knowledgeable. Brought us through the history, philosophy and practical works. Amazing art form - absolutely enjoyed myself.

Corinne May 2022


Such a great class with Jun and his lovely wife, so friendly and accomodating. The class is taught by a Kintsugi Master who not only teaches about the history but also a little of the philosophy of Kintsugi, all the materials provided are excellent quality and my finished plate looks amazing. Great time and value for money.
Thanks so much I would highly recommend.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Corinne

Chelsea Nguyen May 2022


Jun was an excellent teacher who was very patient and funny when teaching the class. My partner and I really appreciated learning a bit of history alongside the process and definitely left feeling like our minds were fulfilled.

Susan Robertson May 2022


Absolutely loved this kintsugi class. The teachers were very knowledgeable, gave very clear instructions and were always on hand to help you improve your technique. Beautifully set up, lovely morning tea and very affordable extras available to do your own at home. Am keen to do the advanced class!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Susan Robertson

Jane Holmes May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Amazing course
Thank you Jun for such an fantastic course. Kintsugi beginners was the perfect course. It was so interactive informative and the support and guidance was fantastic.
Value for money and every part of the time was filled with information and helpful direction, given in the most supportive way.
Loved the course experience and teachers. Thankyou

Pottery workshop review by Jane Holmes Sydney

Jessica McPaul May 2022


What a wonderful experience with Jun and his wife. Very informative and experienced in Kintsugi. Highly recommend booking this experience.

Jessica and Lucy

Peter Lugg May 2022


The class is well taught with clear guidance on how to do kintsugi. Other class members were friendly and motivated to complete the project. Teacher Jun is well organised with good hands on advice on how to complete the project. The whole experience was a positive one with a lovely plate to repair and excellent materials supplied. Try it - you won’t be disappointed!

Justine Kennedy May 2022


My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Kintsugi class with Jun and Hitomi. They had everything very well set up, explained the process clearly and were very patient and friendly.

Pottery workshop review by Justine Kennedy

Cameron Meiklejohn May 2022


Jun-San was a wonderful teacher. Incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, and eager to share his passion for Kintsugi. The venue was centrally located close with plenty of on street parking. The workshop was well run, with all the materials ready on arrival. Overall, it represents excellent value for money and would highly recommend it for anyone who has an interest in this art form.

Marian Lester May 2022


It is one of the mist satisfying workshops I have ever been to. Teachers are fantastic and class paced for all to enjoy and succeed. Cannot recommend highly enough

Mutsa Simango May 2022


Both my daughter and I loved the class. We will do it again. We even bought a kinstugi set kit.

Pottery workshop review by Mutsa Simango

Louisa Gilles May 2022


I really enjoyed this class. I have bought a kit and now have enough know how to practice some Kintsugi at home. A really enjoyable art and unique experience.

Alex Mills May 2022

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 22 reviews


Had the most amazing morning at this workshop. The instructor is very knowledgeable, gentle and a good communicator. Very encouraging.
The materials are good quality and that all led to being very happy with the end project.
So much fun and now I can do it at home.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Alex Mills

Kylie Brown May 2022


Lovely gentle people with a kind relaxed temperament. Enjoyed every minute. Thank you very much for a great Saturday

May Teoh Mar 2022


The teacher was helpful, specific and patient! I enjoyed myself a lot and can’t wait to enroll into the traditional kintsugi workshop!

Jane Elliott Mar 2022


The beginner kintsugi class was a genuinely lovely experience and our teachers were so friendly and knowledgeable. I have loved the art for a little while but never thought I would be able to learn for myself! I’m very happy with the amount of information we learned, and Jun and Hitomi were very welcoming and passionate about their craft.
Highly recommended!

Pottery workshop review by Jane Elliott

Jane Alexander Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Fun, organised and well structured learning experience. Good for a beginner. Teacher was skilled in the craft and was able to support and answer queries throughout the session. Good venue for a small class.

Steve Kellermeier Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I loved this modern Kintsugi 2 hour course in which we completed the repair of a plate broken into 3 pieces. All materials were supplied and were all we needed. Jun and Hitomo took us through the process step by step and made it easy to understand and execute. I will look forward to the two day Traditional Kintsugi course.

Pottery workshop review by Steve Kellermeier

Jacqueline Vandenberg Mar 2022


Great workshop with lovely teacher Jun and his wife Hitomi. Learnt a lot, all equipment provided with great instruction.
Good venue too
Even had green tea provided

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Jacqueline Vandenberg Sydney

Alexandra Mills Mar 2022


Such a wonderful workshop! Jun and Hitomi were such lovely people and the process of kintsugi itself was super fun and rewarding! Definitely would go back to learn more from them :)

Rachel Bulloch Mar 2022


Such a beautiful experience. The whole class was a delivered in an calm and supportive manner. I learned so much, not just about Kintsugi, but also about Japan and healing. I am so proud of what I achieved and cannot wait to do some more, Jun San inspired me with confidence. Hope we can do some more in the future 10/10

Cathy Hill Mar 2022


Such a great workshop
Hosts were very welcoming & knowledgeable.
Location was great & break with snacks were offered.
Highly recommended

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Cathy Hill

Natajsa Wagner Mar 2022


Thank you for a wonderful Kintsugi class! Jun is a great teacher and the class was wonderful!

Anne McNeill Mar 2022

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


A wonderful class! Jun and Hitomi were very welcoming. All the materials were provided and beautifully presented. A good venue which should be used more for ClassBento. We learnt the art of modern Kintsugi (Google it!) and left with a beautiful Kintsugi repaired plate. Highly recommended. 5 stars!

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Anne McNeill

Kathy Sydes Mar 2022


A lovely class with a beautiful philosophy and kind, humourous and extremely accomplished teachers. Highly recommend this workshop with Jun-san and Hitomi-san. Thank you!

Pottery workshop review by Kathy Sydes Sydney

Jodie Ryan Mar 2022


This was an amazing workshop! Jun and Hitomi are incredibly knowledgeable and kind. Would recommend 100%

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Jodie Ryan

Michele Sutherland Mar 2022


I enjoyed the class very much. Jun and Hitomi were charming and very helpful.
Excellent tuition.

Dagmara Rees Mar 2022


Jun and Hitomi run a very fun and easy to follow class. Thanks for the tea as well.

Amanda Boland Mar 2022


Jun-san and Hitomi-san are wonderful teachers, so encouraging and patient.
The class was expertly run, great fun and we all succeeded in repairing with gold.

Tomoko White Mar 2021


I attended a kintsugi workshop organised by Jun san & Hitomi san @ kintsugi_workd the other day. The workshop was informative and fun. They provided all the materials and the venue was great too. I really had a wonderful time and I highly recommend to my friends. A few of my friends are interested in attending too. All the best for both of you and wish for more workshops in Brisbane.
Regards
Tomoko

Amy Amberg Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fun! Informative. Super organised and great, friendly teachers. Thank you, Jun san and Hitomi san!

Julie Kingston Mar 2021


Jun-San and Hitome-San are excellent teachers of kintsugi. They explain each step very clearly and learning about kintsugi history is very interesting. The class was very enjoyable and we had a great experience! Would recommend to anyone.

Lora Lama Mar 2021

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Very easy to follow and very kind and knowledgeable teachers. Excellently paced and resourced too.

Pottery workshop review by Lora Lama

Miyuki Kruse Mar 2021


I have really enjoyed this Kintsugi workshop. I will be suggesting my students at The Brisbane Japanese Language and Culture School to join this workshop when they come back next time. It was fun, not too difficult, and the result was very satisfying! Miyuki Kruse

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Miyuki Kruse

Rell Oliver-Braddock Mar 2021


So knowledgeable. helpful and Encouraging. Excellent teachers who really want to help the students.
I loved this class and really loved how helpful the teachers were. I am hooked on kinsugi!

Pottery workshop review by Rell Oliver-Braddock Sydney

Crystal Will Mar 2021


Today’s Kintsugi class was simple put amazing, It was a fantastic experience! The teachers were just wonderful and I can’t wait to take another one of their classes!

Baru Miller Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I loved every bit of it! A beautiful time of embracing perfection in imperfection! Quite hard & very detailed jobdidn’t expect that at all! I enjoyed it from the beginning till the end. I’ve learnt new things about the history of Kintsugi. Teachers were very kind & helpful. Highly recommended! ❤️

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Baru Miller

Robyn Battis Mar 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Teachers were excellent and very patient. Instructions were clear and help was given when necessary. Venue was good

Amanda Doon Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I love the philosophy of perfection in imperfection. Jun San & Hitomi are such gentle teachers it was a joy learning this wonderful & practical art form. Thank you.

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