Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home
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With DIY craft box delivered to you

Learn Japanese art of ceramic mending at home



4 hours Class size 1 on 1 label $180 or 4 payments of $45 Afterpay


This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

At home learning - Japanese art of Kintsugi, golden ceramic joinery, supported by City of Sydney.

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

You will learn comprehensive Art Kintsugi method step by step, following the principal of ancient Kintsugi utilizing accessible materials which enable you to enjoy the creative process in the comfort of your own home.

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.

Class runs for three to four hours, conducted online via Zoom.
If you wish to break the class in two days, please advise upon booking.

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. We will assist your further practise at home.

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.

How it works?
Please allow 7-10days (currently delivery time is set for 10days, however kit can be delivered within 7 days if you are in NSW) for the kit delivery (we are based in Sydney) and select date for the class. 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 how to set up the workshop.

Couple and group sessions are available too, please request.

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, symbolises life.

History
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 the Jomon period (14,000 – 300 BCE) in Japan were repaired using the lacquer.


Knowledge Required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft box
- Curving knife set
- File set
- Putty spatula
- Lacquer dish
- Handmade lacquer brush powder dusting brush
- Tool set tray
- Epoxy glue 8ml (5minutes)
- Epoxy putty (8mins 7g)
- Sandpaper (#800 1/3 sheet)
- Lacquer + Brass powder kit
- Masking tape
- Solvent
- Solvent bottle
- Glue plates
- Glue mixing sticks
- Mask and gloves
- information notes
- a small Japanese porcelain plate
 
What you'll need
- A work table and chair with good lighting
- Paper towel or wet cloth for cleaning
- A small amount of vegetable oil (or any cooking oil)
- A small dish with 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.


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."


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Verified reviews

Emma Sweet • Aug 2020


Yoko was a really great teacher and enjoyed this course very much. Looking forward to seeing my finished peice in 5 days

Aurelie (lily) Marquie • Aug 2020


Highly recommend attending! Great class and Yoko is a kind and patient teacher. She explains everything so well! I had a great time thank you so much!

Claire Cooke • Jul 2020


I really enjoyed the class and learnt a lot! This a great way to spend the morning and learn something new with an excellent teacher.

Rini Ismail • Jul 2020


I truly enjoy this class. Opening the craft box gave so much joy with all the little details. On the day, Yoko is so patience and gave clear instructions to follow - Yoko do first then myself and gave tips along the way. Yoko shared a lot of her knowledge on the art of mending. I'm excited to wait for the final product and do more on joining things with gold.

Pottery workshop review by Rini Ismail Sydney

Vanessa Aguirre • Jul 2020


Yoko is a fabulous teacher! This online class was just perfect for a rainy Saturday! I enjoyed it immensely. The time went so quickly. Highly recommend!

Tania Hartley • Jul 2020


Yoko was fantastic and i learnt so much, she was very informative and gave me lots of knowledge on how to do kintusugi aswell as a bit of the history i really enjoyed it.

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Jennifer Condos • Jul 2020


I absolutely loved my class with Yoko. The package came really quick and had everything I needed for the class and to continue practicing kintsugi. Yoko was really great at explaining things through the online session and was so lovely. Would highly recommend :)

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Jennifer Condos

Leah Andrianopoulos • Jun 2020


Absolutely loved this class. The teacher is amazing, so patient and lovely. The craft box for this class was so beautifully presented with such thought and care. Would make a really wonderful gift. Highly recommended. I feel inspired to continue with more kintsugi , with plenty of extra supplies provided to do so.

Sally Whittaker • Jun 2020


Really loved everything about this class. Beautiful box of supplies, Yoko is wonderful teacher and I am so pleased with our the results on our plates . Thank you :)

Aleisha Treloar • Jun 2020


I had a lovely time with Yoko, was great to learn this relaxing and very helpful skill that I will be sure to use again! Highly recommend this class.

Sharon Gerstmeier • May 2020


Four hours went by so fast I thoroughly enjoyed the class and Yoko was an excellent and patient teacher.

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