Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners

Learn the beginner's modern Kintsugi method



2 hours Class size 1 to 14

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

November workshop will be our last one in 2023, and next one will be in Febuary or March. We will update the schedule as soon as we finalized it. Thank you very much for your interest in our workshop.

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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 beginner's 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.

Important information about booking: We hold Brisbane workshops every two to four months and only on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

We also would like to inform you that we can not accept any private class settings as we are based in Sydney. So sorry for the inconvenience.

You will be receiving a notification when we update the new schedule if you put your name and contact address on the waiting list. Thank you very much for your interest in our workshop!

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.
 
Location

The Romero Centre - 8 Dutton St, Dutton Park QLD

This venue is a short walk from Dutton Park station (400m).

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners location
Your teacher
Kintsugi Australia
Kintsugi Australia

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Kintsugi Australia is located in Sydney and the only organisation in Australia completely specialised in kintsugi, offering private and group lessons, repair and kintsugi artistic creations. After completing our course, the students can join the Kintsugi Dojo where they can continue to create their own work of art, and they can improve their technique to become kintsugi masters.

Kintsugi Dojo is available in Sydney studio, and also available when we visit Melbourne and Brisbane .

Beginner’s, Traditional and Kintsugi accessory courses are held in Melbourne every 4-6 weeks and occasionally in Brisbane.

Jun Morooka is a kintsugi master. He is an expert in the Traditional Kintsugi method with natural lacquer (urushi) and gold. He has also developed his own method using modern material, bringing innovation to an ancient technique. He accepts commissions to repair broken pottery and ceramics with kintsugi. (Sorry, but we stop accepting new repairs for a while)

Jun Morooka was born in Tokyo in 1959. He moved to Sydney in 1987 and in 2008 he started to manage a Japanese restaurant called JIPANG. He fell in love with kintsugi after watching a TV documentary. He decided to go back to Japan to train with five kintsugi masters in Kanazawa and Tokyo. In 2018, he established Kintsugi Australia in Sydney.


Jun Morooka teaches Traditional Kintsugi and Modern Kintsugi in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, he exhibited his artwork at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. "Kibou" and "Negai" were displayed in the hospital to show that scars can become beautiful.

In June 2020, "Jikuu" was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize - Open Category. The artwork was selected among over 800 entries and was displayed during an online exhibition (31 July - 30 September 2020).

Jun Morooka has appeared on a number of media outlets, such as ABC News and SBS Australia. An audio interview is available on SBS Japanese Radio and a video interview on SBS Australia Facebook page. He was also featured on ELLE DECOR (Spain).

Jun Morooka was invited to give a kintsugi lesson during the TV Show The Bachelor Australia aired on Channel 10 on the 17th of September 2020.

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

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

We hold a workshop in the Opera House as part of the 'Antidote' event on 11 September 2022.

We also hold workshops as a council event (such as Wagga Wagga, Orange, Wodonga) , corporate team buildings, and Hens Parties a lot.

Kintsugi Australia Team

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

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