Kintsugi Workshop: Gold Coast Pop Up

Learn the Japanese art of golden ceramic mending

3 hours Class size 4 label $125 or 4 payments of $31.25 Afterpay

In-person classes are permitted in Queensland, under the state government's guidelines

Your teacher, Art Kintsugi Sydney is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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In-person class is currently private session only. (one person or two)
As well as face masks and hand sanitizer, use of custom safe guard screen (which won't affect conducting the class) is available to use.

We are popping up in Gold Coast on the weekend of 8th and 9th February!

Would you like to learn how to repair damaged ceramic and create your original piece of art?

Kintsugi - the golden ceramic joinery workshop is tailored to understand the ancient Japanese art and craft whilst experiencing a therapeutic moment to contemplate the value of your time.

In this three hour step-by-step comprehensive workshop you will learn Modern Kintsugi method, which follows the principles of ancient Kintsugi using more accessible, alternative materials which enable us to complete the process within the class.

The process includes the repair of damaged pieces (broken, cracked, missing fragments), preparation of the surface, then a decorative finish with Japanese lacquer and gold (brass) powder.

Upon completion you will take home a Kintsugi art piece you create.

All materials will be provided. (We will prepare a piece of ceramic for you to work on)

Not recommended if you are pregnant (due to resin glue)

Workshop venue will be in the central Surfers Paradise, address will be adviced upon booking confirmation.

What is Kintsugi?

Kintsugi is the century-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with Japanese lacquer (Urushi) dusted with powdered gold giving a new life to when otherwise items would be thrown away.
In recent years this craftsmanship has been regarded as an important traditional art to influence on Modern art around the world.

Kintsugi express Wabi-Sabi philosophy, an embracing of imperfection, whilst appreciating artefact’s history and personal memories. Instead of disguising the damages and bringing them to the original state, Kintsugi emphasises the defects with gold, symbolises life.

Kintsugi art dates back to the 14th century when Tea ceremony began to spread in Japan to repair the precious tea sets. The technique has developed and changed since. It is said that archaeologist claimed there is evidence of earthenware during Jomon period (14,000 – 300 BCE) in Japan were repaired using the lacquer.

Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners. Suitable for anyone over 16 years old.
What you'll get
A completed Kintsugi art work.
What to bring
Comfortable clothing that can be dusty.
Spectacles (for reading / close distance work)

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Art Kintsugi Sydney
Art Kintsugi Sydney

Kintsugi teachers

4.9 (36)

Yoko Kawada
Designer/maker of homeware products including tile art of SQUARE+ROUND Basin, MONO Tray and collaboration work of Kintsugi with international artists and artisan.
I studied interior design in London late 1990 and established solo trade business as Yoko Kawada in 2016.
My design is influenced by multiple countries I have been in the past searching materials and creative process both in traditional way and with technology.
I started to practice Kintsugi a few years ago in Japan to incorporate its unique nature of the Japanese traditional craft into my design.
I run Kintsugi workshops to share the joy of learning this Japanese craft full of surprises and contradictions.

Chizuru is a Japanese visual artist living in Sydney since 2016 and graduated from Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at TAFE in 2018.
"I have been involved in creativity almost half of my life mainly from pottery and painting on ceramics, and I received several ceramic art and printmaking awards in Japan.
Recently, I am painting and drawing based on Australian and Japanese culture.
My passion is to introduce Japanese art, craft and culture through the workshops."

Verified reviews

Doug McNeill • Feb 2020

Lovely lady who taught us Kintsugi techniques knowledgeable and very pleasant a great learning experience

Margo Bampton • Feb 2020

This class was fantastic. Yoko paid great attention to all details and made sure that everyone fully understood each part of the process. She was very knowledgeable about it all.

Alison Lee • Feb 2020

Hi sorry I thought I’d reviewed on Sunday must have forgotten to hit send/done
The class was excellent and our teacher was wonderful

Her instructions were clear, sequential and practical. Her manner was gentle, confident and professional. Her love and of subject and craft was inspiring. She was very hospitable, supportive and genuine we all enjoyed the session. The materials were and notes were well prepared. I feel confident to practice and use my new learnings x Thank you

Kintsugi Workshop: Gold Coast Pop Up review by Alison Lee Sydney

Catherine Hand • Feb 2020

A wonderful workshop. Yoko was the consummate professional. The room was set up perfectly when we arrived. Her instructions were clear and she clearly had both knowledge & passion for this decorative art form. I highly recommend her as a teacher & artist. Plus she was so friendly & joyful.

Kira • Feb 2020

Good atmosphere, equipment provided in good condition. Enjoyed the object that we created. Happy I did the class.

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