Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners

Learn the beginner's modern Kintsugi method



2 hours Class size 1 to 14     label $120

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
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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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Bvn Architecture Nov 2023


We arranged a Kintsugi class for 15 people in our workplace as a social event. It was very popular and a few months later we brought Jun & Hitomi back for a second class for another 12 people! Participants very much enjoyed the event which was very informative and fun. I personally found the class to be very rewarding. Hitomi and Jun are very organised and easy to deal with. Thank you!

Sharon Lee Nov 2023


Friendly, skilled, patient, managed time well. That's
it. 1 have no more words. Thank you.

Caroline Hillsdon Nov 2023


A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, and so rare these days to spend time being thoughtful and creative. It's a therapeutic practice and was taught in an engaging and joyful manner. Thank you.

Janet Bellinger Nov 2023


The teacher was lovely and entertaining. All materials were provided. Lovely green tea and a snack in the middle. I liked his feedback and encouragement if students apologised for their errors "there are no sorries in Kintsugi". Wonderful morning and I am very proud of my new broken plate.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Janet Bellinger - Brisbane

Charmaine Lee Nov 2023


Loved doing the course with my hubby/best friend, and with Jun and Hitomi who were awesome teachers. They were friendly, funny, and really helpful throughout the whole class. It was a very relaxed atmosphere, we had lovely tea and Japanese snacks, and you take home your own bit of kintsugi. What more could you ask for. Lovely Saturday morning ????

Deborah Selleck Nov 2023


I really enjoyed the class and the authenticity and history of kintsugi.
I would definitely recommend it.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Deborah Selleck - Brisbane

Nathan Daley Nov 2023


My partner and I had a wonderful experience in Kintsugi class for beginners and even with my complete lack of craft skills I came away with a beautiful plate. In this modern world of unrealistic expectations of perfection, the philosophy of Kintsugi is a balm to the soul.

Thank you.
Nathan

Tony Shenadar Nov 2023


The teachers were AMAZING They were part of the magic of the day.
Everything about the class exceeded my expectation.
I am booking in for another class with them, to refresh.
Highly recommend it on many levels.

Leisa Turner Nov 2023


Really enjoyed this class. Great instruction on technique and very informative historical discussion about Kintsugi.

Jennene Burge Nov 2023


Jun san provided us with very easy step by step guidance and instructions for this technique. Understanding the history of the craft also added an extra dimension to learning. I was very happy to have completed this beginner class and will look for opportunities to increase my skills with practice.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Jennene Burge - Brisbane

Katrina Lewry Nov 2023


Jun was an amazing teacher, sharing history behind the process as well as very clearly explaining the techniques and tools used,

Would definitely do his workshop again!

Bianca Goold Nov 2023


Fantastic class, thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to everyone! Teacher was insightful and engaging. And the end result is rewarding!

Emma Thean Nov 2023


Jun San hosted a fantastic and engaging class. We not only learnt the art of Kintsugi, but also the history and philosophy of it. A great class for beginners as Jun showed us step by step with clear instructions. The green tea and snacks were also a nice bonus! :)

Bronwen Bailey Nov 2023


Wonderful class. Really enjoyable to learn this age old process made accessible by Jun-san.
The experience was easy to step through with lots of encouragement, explanation and assistance.
A break in the middle with green tea and tasty Japanese snacks helped with my concentration.
Thanks so much. And I have a beautiful plate to bring home. ????

Michelle Kohleis Nov 2023


Wonderful class! Great explanations and practical examples. Look forward to doing a more advanced class next time.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Michelle Kohleis - Brisbane

Phoebe Clark Nov 2023


Wonderful, patient and passionate teachers who ran a perfectly timed workshop. This class was fantastic!

Ruth Leach Nov 2023


Such and enjoyable,informative lass. Our sensei were gentle and helped us laugh a lot asked went along.

It was wonderful to learn about the origins of this meditative process and to acquire a practical skill.

I look forward to repairing many things for many years to come.

Leigh Elliott Nov 2023


I found the class Very enjoyable and inspiring and will be doing lots more at home

Susan Taylor Sep 2023


Excellent teacher, I had a good time and enjoy learning with humour mixed with really good instruction!

Ben Russell Aug 2023


Jun and Hitomi were fantastic teachers with a wealth of knowledge. Instructions were clear and easy to follow and the class was well structured.

Had a fantastic time and am very happy with the Kintsugi class!

Susan Anderson Aug 2023


Good value for money with all materials supplied plus morning tea!
Instructions given were clear with demonstrations of the step of the process.
And we ended up with a finished piece to take home.

Heather Best Aug 2023


A lovely workshop: the facilitators were friendly and helpful, and because the group was small, they could get around all the participants easily. The instructions were clear, and easy to understand. I particularly value this workshop because I plan to travel to Japan in November.

Pottery class review by Heather Best - Brisbane

Kathleen Ager Aug 2023


Lovely teacher was knowledgeable and helpful. It was a fun course which will lead to useful practical applications. I would like to do a more advanced course some day.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Kathleen Ager - Brisbane

Manda Curtis Aug 2023


Jun was fantastic. Class was very well structured with a max of 12 students. Learnt a lot that I can take home. They didn’t massively push their own purchase packs on participants either, which was appreciated. 2hrs of meditative therapy - just what the soul ordered!

Pottery class review by Manda Curtis - Brisbane

Maylin Chuah Aug 2023


A friend and I did the Kintsugi workshop together and loved it. The teachers were both very enthusiastic and passionate about their craft. The steps were easy to follow and they helped guide us on the way. Thanks for the fun morning!

Rebecca Foo Aug 2023


Welcoming teachers who used an easy to follow format and offered lots of support and help. A really enjoyable class with a beautiful kintsugi plate to take home!

Jose Hernandez Aug 2023


Time does fly when you have fun. The teacher(s) were very nice, explained every step in detail and were approachable, answering all your questions at any stage of the class. The pace of the class was perfect, not too slow but not too fast either. The materials were authentic and overall it was a very nice experience. It is definitely good value for money. You will learn from an actual Kintsugi Master. The explanation behind the art and what it represents was just the cherry on top!

Erin Hamby Aug 2023


Have been wanting to try this for ages. Having a workshop gave me the confidence to try at home.
They shared some lovely quotes about kintsugi and interesting facts.
Looking forward to doing the traditional workshop next time

Pottery class review by Erin Hamby - Brisbane

Moiz Godhrawala Aug 2023


Great class and Hitomi was an awesome teacher. The materials provided were also perfectl for learning. Highly recommend

Ian Pennell Aug 2023


We loved the workshop today. Jin & Hitomi were amazing hosts and teachers. We lost our 12yo son last year so it was such a beautiful healing exercise- ‘Beauty in the brokenness’. We look forward to the next opportunity with you. Thanks you both. ❤️

Pottery class review by Ian Pennell - Brisbane

Ianthe Russell Aug 2023


Great class to start learning the art of Kintsugi. It was great to take home a piece, learn a little about the history and philosophy.

Really well done :)

Jodie Silva Aug 2023


Totally recommend this course. It’s lots of fun with clear instructions in a friendly environment. I will be back for the 2 day course!

Yvonne Barrett Aug 2023


A great introduction into both the history of Kintsugi and how we can use it in our modern life. The workshop leaders are knowledgeable and make the experience an easy and enjoyable one. It is a workshop that reminds us to slow down, to remind us how capable we are and also how imperfection, or flaws and scars are to be accepted, cherished and not hidden. Thank you.

Joelle McCallum Aug 2023


Had a great time, everything was provided and explained with great care. Would recommend to anyone.

John Uri Aug 2023


The couple are so sweet and great checking on our progress with Kintsugi It was very interesting subject with history
Looking forward to do the Traditional one in Nov

Pottery class review by John Uri - Brisbane

Colleen O'Sullivan Jul 2023


This was one of the best classes that I have taken. The teachers were amazing and super helpful. Highly recommend this class.

Pottery class review by Colleen O'Sullivan - Brisbane

Rebecca Carnavas Jun 2023


Wonderful experience! The instructors were a delight, the class was fun and easy to follow.

Fran Morrison Jun 2023


Jun and Hitomi ran an excellent class.

Everything was provided and all instructions were clear and easy to follow.

We all came away with a plate that can be used, and enough skills to tackle a repair project at home.

Jennifer Woodward Jun 2023


Great class with excellent teachers. They were very well prepared and explained all the processes clearly along with some interesting history about the tradition. I feel confident that I could tackle a little piece at home now. We all enjoyed it. Morning tea was a lovely addition.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Jennifer Woodward - Brisbane

Yvonne Atkinson Jun 2023


Felt that the course was rushed. I would have preferred another hour to make my plate. Provisions for the class were good and well organised.

Michael Youl Jun 2023


Jun was a great teacher, his explanation and pace of the Kinsuki class was just right.

Tuseet Kaur Jun 2023


Brilliant knowledge and teaching style and a lot of fun and information. I loved it and love the little plate I have from the workshop. Also fantastic green tea and green tea kit-kat.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Tuseet Kaur - Brisbane

Carolyn Phillips Jun 2023


Kintsugi for Beginners was a great experience today. All our tools were set out on a tray ready to start. Our Teacher gave us very specific and easy to follow instructions. He gave us background info as well as encouragement about the kintsugi process. Well worth doing. Thank you Jur

Clare Spalding Jun 2023


Venue and Sensei Jun were fantastic thoroughly enjoyed the class in modern Kintsugi. Class was well paced and kept interesting with the history of Kintsugi and some broader information around Japanese culture

Julia Punch Jun 2023


The class worked like clockwork. Thoughtfully presented, clear instructions and the teachers showed individual attention to all students making the learning very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this class.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Julia Punch - Brisbane

Sue Gibbons Jun 2023


Great experience, informative and creative session. Facilitators very friendly and supportive throughout the class thankyou

Yong Lee Jun 2023


Jun and Hitomi were excellent instructors, giving us cultural and practical insights into their modern kintsugi technique. Would highly recommend and look forward to learning the traditional technique!

Pottery class review by Yong Lee - Brisbane

Tegan Louttit Apr 2023


Warm and informative teachers, good instruction and support. Venue was great, easy parking and good facilities.
Thoroughly enjoyed.

Niina Teale Apr 2023


It was a great valuable experience.
Next time I want to learn more traditional ways.
Thank you Jun and Hitomi for giving me this wonderful opportunity!

Meg Garrett Apr 2023


This was a wonderful experience. We were offered a brief history lesson on the art of Kintsugi and then got to work. Everything was well presented and the teachers had all tools and utensils provided individually so you didn’t have to share or wait for something to become available. I absolutely love my finished piece. I would do this class again in a heartbeat.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Meg Garrett - Brisbane

Jacqui Burrows Apr 2023


Workshop is so well organised and paced so everyone feels comfortable and relaxed to complete the piece. Instructor took the time to explain everything really well and made sure everyone in the class was managing each task. I definitely left the workshop with confidence that I could start something of my own at home.

Svetlana Henley Apr 2023


Great way to learn this fine technique, materials provided. Very enjoyable way to learn something new

Jane Smith Apr 2023


The venue was open and bright, the session was amazing and very structured and easy to follow. I am so glad I took this class and I have recommended to my friends and family.

Kieran Lynch Apr 2023


Great experience . Left with a wonderful piece of art and understanding of methodology I can use again. Great teachers sharing the past and their expertise with a smile and Japanese immersion, including the break.

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Kieran Lynch - Brisbane

Regina Staier Apr 2023


Fantastic if you want to learn the basics of Kintsugi. I will be booking in for the traditional course as well as I really enjoyed the aspect of repairing items giving them beauty as broken objects.

Maya Krikke Apr 2023


Regardless of the language differences, this class was fun and instructive and awesome! Great fun and easy

Pottery class review by Maya Krikke - Brisbane

Keiko Hilton Apr 2023


It was fun and interesting workshop. We learned how to fix broken plate beautifully with gold lines. The process were complicated, but the result was wonderful.

Annette Griffin Apr 2023


What a wonderful class experience. Expert teachers Hito me and Jur are engaging and instructive. All the materials were provided in the cost and with demonstration and using them was helpful in skill development and correct appropriate use. I found the whole experience very rewarding, educational and encouraging; that I could take away skills and practice myself. Being able to purchase materials in a kit was helpful in sourcing out of capital city participants. Lovely morning Green Tea and sweet and savoury snacks were welcome. Taking away a finished project is a great momento of Kintsugi beginners workshop.

Karen Lawson Apr 2023


Wonderful, skilled teachers. Great location and value for money. I’m looking forward to my classes.

Lisa Johnston Apr 2023


Interesting teachers. Good clear guidance. Handy tips and tools available. I enjoyed my introduction to Modern Kintsugi

Kerry Fox Apr 2023


The whole experience was fantastic especially our teachers Jun and Hitomi. I would definitely recommend!

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Kerry Fox - Brisbane

Eleena Grant-Jones Apr 2023


Great workshop, I learnt a lot, brilliant teachers, very kind and patient, super interesting and lots of fun

Bistra Atanassova Feb 2023


Jun and Hitomi were both fantastic! They guided the lesson in a flowing, relaxed and fun manner. Jun introduced the history and background of the craft in an interesting way while Hitomi assisted with showing us various images to help with the presentation. Jun's instructions were detailed and easy to follow, and they both provided great assistance at every step.

We really enjoyed the workshop and we are already hooked on Kintsugi. We highly recommend this experience. Even though it is a beginner's class, we were shown enough of the fundamentals to get us started on our Kintsugi journey.

Suzanne Hillman Feb 2023


I found the course to be well organised and resourced in a venue well suited to the activity. The tutors were very knowledgable, helpful and personable. I learned a lot about the process of kintsugi and will incorporate this knowledge into my own art practice. I would recommend this course to others

Pottery class review by Suzanne Hillman - Brisbane

Katia Strounina Feb 2023


Loved the class, everything perfectly well organised and the technique just as promised - well researched traditional based, but with modern materials.

Elise Diamond Feb 2023


Such an enjoyable class, instructions were given clearly and it was very relaxing to learn

Phebe Wong Feb 2023


Hitomi and Jun were great teachers and made us laugh as well on the way. You could tell there was a lot of attention to detail with the setup to make it as easy as possible for new learners. They even surprised us with a tea break with Japanese treats which was just the pick me up we needed. There was also ample free street parking at the venue.

Orla Thompson Feb 2023


Highly recommend this class. Hitomi-sensei and Jun-sensei have carefully thought through and planned every step to ensure participants maximise their time and practise each stage of crafting their own kintsugi piece. I especially enjoyed the history lesson about the emergence of kintsugi. Tools and stations are well set out and equipped, with Hitomi or Jun checking our work and supporting participants every step of the way. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Ngoc Phan Feb 2023


This workshop was the real deal. Highly recommend it to anyone. The teachers were fantastic and guided us through the process with ease and joy. I feel so lucky to have learned about of this art form and the culture behind it. Thank you.

Patricia Frick Feb 2023


The Teachers were clear, kind and supportive: step by step instructions and tips given regularly. Materials provided were just right and eminently affordable for further practice on one’s own. My little piece of art is still bringing my joy! It’s not perfect but that’s the whole point!

Pottery class review by Patricia Frick - Brisbane

Tim Burton Oct 2022


We had a very enjoyable and welcoming afternoon with Hitome learning about Kintsugi. Entertaining and educational!

Judith Roberts Oct 2022


I attended the Kintsugi Class for Beginners in Brisbane on 29/10/22 with Jun and Hitomi. It was a brilliant morning. The teachers were very attentive and the morning was fun and informative. I have the skills to continue at home and I definitely will. All the tools and equipment were provided and were easy to use. The course was a birthday gift from my sister and a wonderful way for me to celebrate. Judy

Cate Collopy Oct 2022


What a great teacher, good timing, materials, method, history- a beautiful workshop with a beautiful outcome- highly recommended. Thank you

Eleasa Sieh Oct 2022


Our teacher Hitomi was so wonderful! She was patient and clear in explaining the Kintsugi process and demonstrating step by step. I loved learning about the history of Kintsugi and the philosophy behind it too. The green tea & Japanese snacks were a delight too. A lovely experience!

Kintsugi Workshop for Beginners review by Eleasa Sieh - Brisbane

Heidi Graymore Oct 2022


Jun and Hitomi were amazing. The instruction was thorough and easy to understand. The whole workshop was really interesting, and the end result was great. Thank you both.

Pottery class review by Heidi Graymore - Brisbane

Karin Rissel Oct 2022


Had a fantastic 2 hours in class this morning. Jun and his wife were perfect hosts and teachers. So friendly and informative, checking on each student to ensure we were up to date. I can only advise you to have a go at kintsugi.It was soul warming to have the philosophy explained. Highly recommend the course with these teachers

Lisa Jackson Oct 2022


Everything about this class was great the venue, the teachers and the way they taught us, the materials and the outcomes. Highly recommended experience.

Meredith Mock Oct 2022


Highly recommend this class! Hitomi-San and Jun-San are excellent teachers, very friendly and have great communication. The class had a good pace, and lots of personal instruction. The plate we worked on was very pretty, and all materials were provided.
I enjoyed the entire class, and will likely book again next time they are in Brisbane.

Bradley Montag Oct 2022


Hitomi and Jun were wonderful and kind teachers who not only taught us the Kintsugi method, but also it’s philosophy. A great experience!

Fiona Camilleri Oct 2022


Our two Sensais were so lovely to work with. Very respectful and we loved the background informations and facts about Kinsugi. My husband and I feel very confident that we have left this 2 hour beginners class with the knowledge and skills to practice simple Kintsugi at home to repair a sentimental family piece. Thank you Master Jun and Hitomi. We loved your class.
Arigatou gozaimasu

Pottery class review by Fiona Camilleri - Brisbane

Mutsa Simango Aug 2022


It was an enjoyable. Great teachers. I will be taking other classes with them in the future.

Karen Lang Aug 2022


A wonderful workshop to learn about the history of Kintsugi and the concept of how we can repair and heal what is broken in us. Our teacher was insightful, patient and generous. I highly recommend this class.

Roslyn Donohoe Aug 2022


My son and I absolutely loved this class! Jun Sensei was very knowledgeable in the area of kitsugi, and able to break the steps down into simple, easy to follow instructions. All resources and tools were supplied.
The venue was great and class size small, so we were all able to engage multiple times with Jun Sensei.
Excellent value for money! We can’t wait to do the advanced class now.

Michael Lang Aug 2022


This was a great workshop. Loved the class atmosphere and the teacher was very informative and engaging. Loved the outcome

Effie Skoufa-Klesnik Aug 2022


Been wanting to undertake a Kintsugi workshop for ages. Jun was an amazing teacher. I’ll be able to repair my own broken ceramics!

Ingrid Larkin Aug 2022


I gifted this workshop to my friend for her birthday. We loved the workshop. The instructors were thorough, helpful, and we had a great Saturday afternoon/evening. Highly recommend. Looking forward to more kintsugi work.

Pottery class review by Ingrid Larkin - Brisbane

Elizabeth Dill-Macky Aug 2022


Teachers were lovely and explained the kinsugi process well. The timing was good to complete the plate in the 2 hr class and I think I have enough knowledge to try my own plate at home now.

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 - Brisbane

Vincent Miller Jun 2022


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

Pottery class review by Vincent Miller - Brisbane

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 - Brisbane

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 class review by Julie Thompson - Brisbane

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 class review by Fiona Blaikie - Brisbane

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.

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  - Brisbane

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 - Brisbane

Jane Holmes May 2022


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 class review by Jane Holmes - Brisbane

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 class review by Justine Kennedy - Brisbane

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 class review by Mutsa Simango - Brisbane

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


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 - Brisbane

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 class review by Jane Elliott - Brisbane

Jane Alexander Mar 2022


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


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 class review by Steve Kellermeier - Brisbane

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 - Brisbane

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 - Brisbane

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


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 - Brisbane

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 class review by Kathy Sydes - Brisbane

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 - Brisbane

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


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 class review by Lora Lama - Brisbane

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 - Brisbane

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 class review by Rell Oliver-Braddock - Brisbane

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 - Brisbane

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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