Kintsugi Workshop: Mindful Evening Practice

After work and weekend Kintsugi - Japanese golden ceramic mending



2 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $90 - $100 or 4 payments of $22.50 - $25 Afterpay
($100 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $90 for 2+ guests)



In-person classes are permitted in NSW, 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.

This Kintsugi workshop is tailored to appreciate this beautiful ancient Japanese art and craft in Sydney. You will create your own Kintsugi art in a relaxed private art studio. It's a must-do in Sydney for anyone who appreciates traditional Japanese crafts or is passionate about sustainability.

In this two-hour short introductory workshop, you will learn Modern Kintsugi method following the principal of ancient Kintsugi, utilising more accessible alternative materials which enable us to complete the process within the class. All materials will be provided, including a prepared ceramic item that you will repair with lacquer and dust with gold.

Upon completion, you will take home a Kintsugi art piece that you create. Custom private workshops to repair your own ceramic are also available upon request.

We are very aware of everyone's health concern due to COVID-19 when participating workshops.
At this time, I am happy to block the booking to yourself or your group as private session.
Prior to booking request please contact to me to check the available date/time.
We also have face masks for everyone including teachers and hand sanitizer to conduct workshop in safe environment.


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 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 and symbolises life.


Knowledge Required
Beginners welcome.
 
What you'll get
You will take home one Kintsugi ceramic art you create.
 
What to bring
- All materials will be provided (we will prepare a ceramic item for you to repair).
- Please wear something that can get a little dusty.
- Spectacles for reading (if you usually use them).
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Kintsugi Room at Monster Mouse Studios - 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW

Your teacher can also travel within 20km of Marrickville for private classes

Your teacher
Art Kintsugi Sydney
Art Kintsugi Sydney

Kintsugi teachers

4.9 (33)

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

Annette Murphy • Jun 2019


Yoko san was a wonderful, patient teacher who is very knowledgeable about Kintsugi. She provided all the materials required and I left with a lovely piece.
I will definitely be practicing Kintsugi again as a result of this workshop.

Linda Hattersley • Apr 2019


We had a great day and were really pleased with our creations. The teachers were very knowledgeable!

Kintsugi Workshop: Mindful Evening Practice review by Linda Hattersley

Ashley • May 2020


Yoko was a great teacher who explained Art Kintsugi and its whole process well! She was very helpful and encouraging.

Highly recommended!


Pottery workshop review by Ashley

Iris Chan • May 2020


Kintsugi is an amazing art. Yoko is a fantastic and creative teacher. She is so patient, organised and informative. Her workshop is well set up and equipped. She demonstrated each process very well.

Art Kintsugi Workshop - Private review by Iris Chan Sydney

Pamela Yeo • Nov 2019


Yoko is such a lovely and friendly instructor. She is also very patient and accomodating when it came to organizing the ideal time for the private class. During the class, she gave a detailed introduction of Kintsugi and even provided us with several treats from Japan. She was guiding us every step of the way and best of all, she didn't rush us throughout the process. My friend and I really enjoyed ourselves! Thanks Yoko!

Art Kintsugi Workshop - Private review by Pamela Yeo Sydney

Louise Dungate • Jan 2020


Fantastic class. Yoko was an excellent teacher who patiently and expertly took me through the steps of kintsugi. The materials were well prepared and easy to use. Venue was handy. Delicious refreshments offered throughout the class. Yoko gave historical background to the process as well as many ideas about how I could use my new skill on different ceramics. Would highly recommend this class.

Pottery workshop review by Louise Dungate

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Y A • Dec 2019


We had a wonderful time learning kintsugi from Yoko san. She is a very good teacher, responding to any sort of question or technical matter quickly.

The class was done privately so that we were able to relax more at her studio. Her class is well organised, very enjoyable.
We respect her artistic personality, that’s the reason why we chose to learn from her. Not only did she teach us the physical techniques, but also the history and culture behind kintsugi. She also introduced us to different types and techniques which leads to more creative ideas.

We are grateful that Yoko san generously shared her precious knowledge and kintsugi skills with us.

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Angela Lykousis • Nov 2019


I was lucky to spend my birthday working alongside Yoko, and learning this incredible art on a one on one basis. It taught me quiet patience, perseverance, and was a wonderful exercise in mindfulness.

Pottery workshop review by Angela Lykousis

Jane McCarthy • Nov 2019


The Kintsugi class with Yoko was fabulous. The venue was great - plenty of space, all required materials and equipment was provided and the class was incredibly well organised and beautifully presented. Yoko is clearly very skilled and was very generous in sharing her skills and knowledge. It was a very enjoyable morning and I took home a beautiful creation. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who enjoys beautiful things.
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