Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners

Learn the beginner's modern Kintsugi method

2 hours Class size 1 to 12     label $120

This course will not resume unless the QLD/ NSW border is opened. We will inform you as soon as there is an announcement. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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.
  • 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.

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 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.

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

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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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.

Amy Amberg Mar 2021

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

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 Sydney

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

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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

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 Sydney

Robyn Battis Mar 2021

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

Amanda Doon Mar 2021

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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