Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn the Japanese art of ceramic mending at home



3.5 hours Class size 1 to 3 (public dates), 2 to 5

label $195 (or 4 payments of $48.75 Afterpay)

How it works
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Book or Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2-5 days before the class. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

This is a uniquely tailored online workshop that includes a starter kit with a Japanese porcelain plate prepared for the class in a craft box conveniently delivered to you.

You will learn the comprehensive Art Kintsugi method step by step, following the principle of ancient Kintsugi utilising accessible materials which enable you to enjoy the creative process in the comfort of your own home.
Please note that we will be using alternative materials such as resin and gold metal powder (not 24k gold)

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.

This live online class runs for three to four hours, conducted online via Zoom. There will be plenty of time for questions as you go to learn a lot about this beautiful Japanese craft.

After completing the class, you have a beautiful Kintsugi art piece and the skills to repair your own items at home. The kit also contains extra materials for you to continue your Kintsugi art. Your teacher can assist your further practise at home.

How it works?
Please allow seven (within NSW) to 14 days (all other states) for the kit delivery and select a date for the class or message to enquire your prefered date.

The kit and online class link with Zoom will be sent to you once the booking is confirmed. All tools and materials are included, we will be in contact with you prior to the class on how to set up the workshop.

For couples bookings, if you are happy to share some tools (one box with two plates and tools to share), a reduced price is available. Please get in contact before booking.

Please note:

  • This class is not suitable if you are pregnant.
  • Must be over 18 years old.

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.

Philosophy
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, symbolising life.


Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Craft knife
  • File set
  • Lacquer mixing dish
  • Handmade lacquer brush and powder dusting brush
  • Epoxy glue
  • Epoxy putty
  • Sandpaper
  • Lacquer
  • Gold metal powder
  • Paper tape
  • Solvent and bottle
  • Mask and gloves
  • Information sheet
  • A small Japanese porcelain plate to repair
What you'll need
  • A work table and chair with good lighting
  • Paper towel or wet cloth for cleaning
  • A small amount of cooking oil
  • Water
Your teacher
Art Kintsugi Sydney
Art Kintsugi Sydney

Kintsugi teachers

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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.


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