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 $180

How it works
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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 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 utilising 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.

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.
Kit contains extra materials for you to continue your Kintsugi art.
We will assist your further practise at home.

How it works?
Please allow 7 (within NSW) to 10 days (all other states) for the kit delivery and select 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 how to set up the workshop.

Couple and group, overseas sessions are available too, please request.
For couple booking, if you are happy to share some tools (One box with two plates and tools to share) , redued price is available. Please contact me 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, 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 kit
  • Scalpel knife
  • File set
  • Spatula
  • mixing dish
  • Handmade lacquer brush and powder dusting brush
  • Epoxy glue
  • Epoxy putty
  • Sandpaper
  • Lacquer
  • Gold metal powder
  • Masking tape
  • Solvent + 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 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.


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Damaris Boisne Oct 2021


This was an amazing session, with a great teacher! My husband and I loved it, it was the highlight of our week of annual leave during lockdown. We highly recommend it, and the end result is beautiful!

Louisa Kingsford-Smith Oct 2021


Yoko delivered a wonderfully relaxing and informative workshop. The kit I received was fabulous- everything clearly labelled and organised. Yoko explained the process in an easy to follow manor and showed each step with the camera so we could see the detail. I really enjoyed learning about the history of the process and the traditional materials used originally.
It was wonderful to have enough materials in the kit to complete some other projects.
I would definitely recommend this mindful art workshop. Thank you Yoko.

Stuart B Oct 2021


This was a great class. Yoko was knowledgeable and relaxed and guided us through the different steps of the process at an easy pace while making sure we knew what to do, and providing extra tips along the way. My plate is now complete after five days left to set and I couldn't be happier with my first attempt. This workshop lived up to my expectations and I can't wait to do some more with the extra supplies that we received in the kit.

Pottery workshop review by Stuart B

Kristine George Oct 2021


Yoko was a fantastic instructor. Her style was relaxed and encouraging! Highly recommend her classes!

Wendy Ma Oct 2021


Yoko is a great teacher who guided us in this beautiful calming process of kintsugi. I had really enjoyed this process and have been applying this technique to repairing my own work. She is very generous and will help you with any questions and recommendations after class too.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Wendy Ma

Joanne Newey Oct 2021


Thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful class, came away feeling so accomplished, Yoko was a skilled teacher it was a joy to work with her

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Debbie Wong Oct 2021


Yoko is a wonderful teacher. Patient, informative and communicates very clearly. She made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing.

Elizabeth Moh Oct 2021


I loved the class! It was relaxing and stimulating at the same time. I can’t wait to see what my plate looks like and try my skills on something else. Thank you Yoko!

Tara Ryan Oct 2021


Perfect. So enjoyable, insightful and relaxing. Thank you Yoko! I can't wait to learn more.

Marianne Wyder Oct 2021


Yoko was amazing! I highly recommend this class. The 3.5 hours just flew by. I love my home kit as well which will allow me to continue with this beautiful art.

Karen Oakley Oct 2021


Yoko leads a beautiful Art Kintsugi class that is easy to follow and a lot of fun. Yoko explains the origins of Kintsugi and art Kintsugi and gently guides her students through the process of creating a lovely piece.

Michelle Cooper Sep 2021


Loved the session and had a great experience with Yoko. The time flew so fast. Can’t wait to see the final result when we clear the gold dust in 5 days time. Such a lovely relaxing activity!

Pottery workshop review by Michelle Cooper Sydney

Rachel Raschke Sep 2021


Loved it! Yoko is delightful and a fabulous teacher. Patient, caring, creative and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend doing this. Great way to spend 3 hours. I did it with my 18 year old son and he absolutely loved it too

Pottery workshop review by Rachel Raschke

Amanda Turner Sep 2021


I really enjoyed this Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home. class The craft pack arrived a week before the class and had an explanation of how to set up and get ready. Yoko explained everything and encourage everyone to ask questions. The lesson was easy to follow and I was happy with my plate when finished. Thank you :)

Rhi Gysen Sep 2021


I loved Yoko’s class! Great pace, class duration and supplies provided. Yoko was very clear, and patient! A great teacher, and a wonderful skill to learn! I can’t wait to make my next Kintsugi art!

Michelle Peate Sep 2021


The workshop was heaps of fun! Yoko explained the process clearly and at a good pace. All the equipment was provided with enough extra for us to go on and do more kintsugi. And you have a piece of art at the end of it all to showcase your work. I throughly recommend this workshop.

Ruth Carr Sep 2021


Thank you Yoko. I really enjoyed your class and now feel confident to do my own project. Ruth

Patricia Taaffe Sep 2021


Really enjoyable experience - the teacher (Yoko) was friendly and paced the class really well. Thanks!

Sabina Kaatzke-Doughty Sep 2021


Really enjoyed the Mindful Kintsugi Art session with Yoko today. From the moment the package containing all the materials arrived I was looking forward to the class. Yoko is so lovely, informative and helpful. She provided ample supplies of materials and a list of suppliers in case you ever did run out. I learned a new skill which I can see myself using in the future. I can't wait to see my finished product in 5 days time! Thank you for running this class.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Sabina Kaatzke-Doughty Sydney

Sharon Smith Sep 2021


Such a great class. The lovely Yoko was very personable. The beautiful box of all that was needed perfectly presented with personal well thought out tools, trays, brushes ( hand made by Yoko) etc.
So happy to have done this class!

Hannah Clayton Sep 2021


Yoko was a wonderful host! She gave really easy-to-follow explanations, as well as teaching us about the history of kintsugi. Was a really lovely way to spend an afternoon in lockdown. I'm super excited to keep creating too!

Katrina Macdonald Sep 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This was such a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Great teacher. Fascinating content and Yoko shared her considerable knowledge of her art. Highly recommend ❤️

Lisa Cressey Sep 2021


I thoroughly recommend this online class! Having had to cancel our trip to Sydney in July, I was glad that I could do this class online with the kit sent to me. Yoko was such a wonderful teacher - very easy to understand (as zoom can be a bit glitchy), she walked us through things methodically, the tasks were easy to complete, we got a history lesson as well, and finished a beautiful Kinstugi plate with plenty of materials and knowledge to do it on our own! Loved every minute of this class! Thank you!

Kristina Jaskiewicz Sep 2021


Great class. Definitely worth doing. I feel confident enough to have a go on my own. Excellent teaching. Relaxed pace. Very enjoyable.

Pottery workshop review by Kristina Jaskiewicz Sydney

Janet Archer Sep 2021


Fabulous class. Yoko was an excellent teacher and instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and love my dish. Would highly recommend recommend this to anyone keen on crafts. Beautiful

Pottery workshop review by Janet Archer

Ann Thomas Sep 2021


Yoko was charming, encouraging and very knowledgeable. She explained everything really, and it was easy to follow her instructions. Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Would consider doing other classes in the future.

Sarah Edmondson Sep 2021


I really enjoyed the hours spent in this online workshop. A great distraction from the ongoing lockdown. I’m looking forward to being able to repair my next broken ceramic. Thank you Yoko

Robert Peacock Sep 2021


A really excellent experience. Yoko is a fantastic teacher. The course materials were beautifully prepared and presented adding to the experience.
Great fun, thanks Yoko.

Amanda Lieber Sep 2021


What a wonderful afternoon learning the Art of Kintsugi from Yoko. She explained everything perfectly and answered all our questions. One bowl repaired, next lined up is a precious teapot lid. All that glitters is gold!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Amanda Lieber

Barbara Turner Sep 2021


Absolutely loved this online class! Yoko had everything superbly organised. After registering, the kit of materials was promptly sent and was so beautifully presented that I began to eagerly anticipate the day of the class. The 3 and a half hours flew by while Yoko imparted her knowledge of the ancient art of Kintsugi interspersed with expert instruction on traditional techniques, all the while with patience and many helpful hints to ensure success. Thank you for my wonderful new experience, Yoko!

Alexander Garner Sep 2021


Very generous with the materials, enough to make plenty more kintsugi afterwards. Can’t wait for ours to be finished, takes 5 days to dry. Will wash the gold powder off in a few days.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Alexander Garner

Odette McCarthy Aug 2021


Absolutely everything I have been hoping to learn for years now! Exceeded my expectations, and this is online during lockdown! Thankyou so much Yoko! I am definitely going to use this artistic technique very soon on a piece with the extra materials provided. Intimate and hands on. Worth every penny!

Pottery workshop review by Odette McCarthy

Alicia Maskley Aug 2021


Amazing class! I've been wanting to learn Kintsugi for some time, so I'm glad I finally booked this course. Yoko was a patient and encouraging instructor. The plate came out beautifully and I can't wait to try it again on my next accidental break. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

Pottery workshop review by Alicia Maskley

Leia Scully Aug 2021


Yoko was a great teacher, lovely and very patient. She went through every step, explained the process clearly and I was very happy with my final result.
Awesome experience, would definitely do again.

Janina Enriquez Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We thoroughly enjoyed the class with Yoko! Great to learn something new and create your own piece of art! Would highly recommend!

Christine Ta Aug 2021


My boyfriend and I thought it was so fun and relaxing. Our teacher Yoko is super friendly as well. What lovely way to spend a morning! You get a lot of materials and tools, so you keep doing Kintsugi after the class.

Pottery workshop review by Christine Ta Sydney

Jason Elderhurst Aug 2021


Amazing and medative experience on a Sunday afternoon - 4 hours was gone before I knew it. Yoko was a fabulous teacher, and I could confidently do this again with the materials kit!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Jason Elderhurst Sydney

Drucilla Bartlett Aug 2021


The kit came by mail in plant of time and beautifully presented. The link worked first time and the teacher was so very lovely. She even had two screens so you could see the demo and see a close up of the products. Yoko had an amazing amount of knowledge and sill which she passed on to her students clearly and not too quickly. I sincerely;y think we all had a great time! The difficulty will be having to wait 5 days to see the final product! I would do another course with her and I have already recommended the site to quite a few people. My sister purchased me a gift certificate for my birthday and she is also doing the course next Thursday. THANK YOU to everyone - from the lovely lady on the phone about the voucher - to Yoko - and all in-between! Dru xxxx

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Drucilla Bartlett

Alpha Tung Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was great fun! My 2 kids enjoyed it! The class was easy to follow.

Sheridan Rollard Aug 2021


Communication in the lead up was amazing. The class was easy to follow, Yoko was great, very clear, patient and attention to each of our pieces.

Can't wait to do more! I feel completely fine to go out and do it myself after just this class.

Magdalen Rozsa Aug 2021


A lovely class- great introduction to Kintsugi- Everything was prepared so well and Yoko is an excellent teacher

Vicki Kimber Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Our group had a wonderful afternoon. For a few hours we forgot about COVID and the lockdown.
Yoko was a friendly and very competent teacher, answering our questions and moving along at a steady pace. I highly recommend the class.

Stephanie Chiu Aug 2021


I had a fantastic time with Yoko learning.

She is knowledgable, was attentive to how I was doing a task and provided gentle instruction on technique.

I highly recommend learning kintsugi to bring new life to broken pieces.

Kim Blayney Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Excellent class. The online kits were packaged beautifully and were a joy to open. The class was expertly presented and exceeded my expectation. Thank you for such as enjoyable evening. I thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the beautiful art and skill of Kintsugi.

Esther Langenegger Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Wonderful experience. Hope to create many more beautiful Art Kintsugi pieces. Thank you for your mindful instruction and conversation Yoko.

Matilda Hillam Aug 2021

66 ClassBento workshops attended • 36 reviews


Yoko was an absolute delight. She was so informative and passionate during this extremely intensive course. The practice was so mediative. I’d highly recommend this course but would suggest having some kind of artistic experience.

Pottery workshop review by Matilda Hillam

Nadine Krayem Aug 2021


We did a virtual kintsugi class with Yoko and found the whole experience relaxing and enjoyable.
Yokohama sent the kits well ahead of time and was so generous with what she put in there that you have enough to do many more projects after the class .
The class itself was done at a great pace and Yoko was very helpful. A great lockdown activity, the most fun we have had in ages.

Kate Dryden Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Excellent course. The materials were perfect, the teaching excellent and the overall experience brilliant. Well done.

Mandy Haddon Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I really enjoyed my afternoon with Yoko. She was a very informative and patient and the course was well run and easy to follow. Thank you!

Pottery workshop review by Mandy Haddon

Lisa Hanssens Aug 2021


Yoko was awesome.
I had lots of fun whilst learning. She was great with demonstrating each step. I'm happy to have learnt something new that is both practical and beautiful.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Lisa Hanssens Sydney

Uppma Virdi Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What an amazing skill and amazing workshop! I'm so grateful that I treated myself to this class as Yoko was so gentle, patient and amazing at teaching her art to me. I highly recommend this workshop and can't wait to secretly break some plates to kintsugi them hahaha!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Uppma Virdi Sydney

Donna Finn Aug 2021


Yoko is a fabulous teacher, guiding me step by step through the art of Kintsugi. Apart from her extensive knowledge & experience in Kintsugi she was happy to delve deeper into the Japanese history of this art enabling the experience to be more intriguing. I was excited to complete my first plate & look froward to up cycling more pieces at home.

Jodie McGinnity Aug 2021


Helpful, thoughtful and patient instruction made for an enjoyable and beautiful experience to do with friends during lockdown.

Rebecca Cole Aug 2021


Yoko is a wonderful teacher - if I could give more stars I would! I was lucky enough to have a private class on zoom. Yoko explained all the steps very clearly and had excellent camera set-up so I could see all the details she was demonstrating. We also had a great discussion about traditional and modern kintsugi practices. All the materials arrived beautifully packaged, with plenty left to use on my own repair projects after the class. I'm looking forward to five day's time when I can remove the excess gold powder and reveal the final result. I highly recommend this class.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Rebecca Cole

Tina Gordon Aug 2021


Such a fun way to learn new skills. The online class included everything I needed to create my first Kintsugi work of art at home. Really enjoyed it!

Carmela Pietro Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A really wonderful class. Everything I expected and more! Yoko was knowledgable, told us about the history of Kintsugi and her gentle way made for a very relaxing and mindful class. Thankyou

Geoffrey Wellman Jul 2021


We had a wonderful experience with Yoko. The class was paced perfectly including insightful history to understand the origins of kintsugi. We'll definitely be recommending this class to our friends.

Deborah Stracey Jul 2021


I really enjoyed my class with Yoko. She went over the process in detail and also some of the history behind it which was very interesting. The kit was presented beautifully. I highly recommend this class.

Monique Pompe Jul 2021


I thoroughly enjoyed the class. It was engaging and very well planned out. Highly recommend.

Alison Glass Jul 2021


I really enjoyed this class. The kit was beautifully presented and had everything for the session, plus extra for future projects. Yoko was very friendly and approachable and guided us through the process. Thank you!

Mayumi Kaneko Jul 2021


Yoko is lovely and great teacher! I really enjoy the class thank you for the opportunity.

Fiona Shaw Jul 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Thanks Yoko for a great class . U were very informative patient and understanding with me . U made sure each step was done thoroughly and properly before proceeding to next step I had done correct . Great class learning something new I enjoyed immensely .Great work Yoko . Thinking of getting for mum to do at some stage as gift .
I had some difficulty wih a couple steps but Yoko was extremely patient explaining the history behind do this art form and teaching how to do this on a one to one class with me as took some time to do but well worth it as my hand and back were getting sore but finished a great plate .
Thanks & very appreciated so much as I know I will teach my daughter and continue to do this to repair treasured items chipped or broken get fixed permanently with a brilliant gold decorative join .
I am really happy with my plate I did and can't wait five days to clean residue and let it cure properly .
Thanks Yoko /Bento's girls so much.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Fiona Shaw

Jazamyne Alexander Jun 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Amazing! I absolutely loved this class. Very powerful. I'm so happy to have met such an amazing teacher and learnt about such beautiful ancient skills.

Jamie Pon Jun 2021


Yoko is a lovely teacher who is patient and generous. I loved the attention to detail she put into packaging the craft box and during our session together. It was very enjoyable and relaxing.

Belinda Oddy May 2021


Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home is a great class! Yoko is fantastic and clearly very experienced as a teacher. She was able to explain things really clearly and the kit she sends out has everything you need - and enough for future projects too!

I received a voucher for this class as a gift, and I'm so glad I did :)

I can highly recommend this class, and I'd have no hesitancy purchasing as a gift for someone else either.

John Keller May 2021


Thank you so much. This class was informative, creative and very enjoyable. Nothing was rushed which really allowed the whole process to feel experiential and that the final product was your own.

Helen Hoven May 2021


Thank you Yoko
I have had a wonderful therapeutic afternoon being introduced the mindful art of kintsugi. Yoko was is a great teacher and encouraging. A true artisan.
Warm regards
Helen

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Helen Hoven

Janet Michael May 2021


One on one live streamed class with excellent instruction. I would highly recommend this class with Yoko. She gave an excellent brief initially and also clear and concise details of what was required. Very easy to understand. I loved this class and the instruction. Green tea provided was very yummy. Tools provided were plentiful, enough to try again without instruction. Highly recommended.

Pottery workshop review by Janet Michael

Wendy Keller May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a wonderful experience this was. I had never even heard of Kintsugi until my beautiful daughter gifted me this program to help fill in time whilst I was recovering from surgery. Yoko was simply amazing! She explained each step thoroughly and waited patiently for me to to follow her steps - I never felt rushed or under pressure to keep up. Yoko is such a kind and thoughtful teacher and is the perfect person to teach this class.

Pottery workshop review by Wendy Keller

Katherine Byron May 2021


Class was wonderful. Everything was explained really clearly. I had a fun time learning some useful and beautiful.

Andrea Buckett Apr 2021


Fantastic!
Easy to follow & I was well prepared with the instructions. Quality of everything was brilliant.

Kaija Ross Apr 2021


Yoko was a wonderful instructor who carefully explained each step. It was also interesting to learn the history of the technique. All of the parts required were sent out and beautifully packaged.
Thank you for a lovely class and I can't wait to see how my piece turns out.

Amirthini Mar 2021


Very polite and good teacher. Helpful and creative.Enjoyed her class and looking forward for many different classes. Thank you

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Amirthini

Edward Truong Mar 2021


I loved the experience Yoko was very great, patient and explained the steps very well! Thank you


Deborah Rosenberg Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a really great class. Yoko is a warm, clear and encouraging teacher! I loved it!

Joanna Casorzo Mar 2021


Great, interesting, informative and fabulously creative course, Yoko was a lovely teacher and guiding me step by step with lots of historical background.

Carly Nicolaides Feb 2021


I absolutely loved this class. It’s a beautiful art and a lovely mindful process as you go through each stage of the repair. Not difficult to do either Yoku was a great teacher. I’ll be happy next time I break a good plate :)

Pottery workshop review by Carly Nicolaides

Anita Doilibi Feb 2021


Such a fun and interesting class. Yoko passes on her knowledge and skill and I can see how it can become addictive.

Sandra Loo Feb 2021


Great and informative lesson with Yoko, who was so patient with my husband and me! She took the time to answer a lot of our questions, and shared much about the history of Kintsugi. The package arrived well in time and contained ample supplies, neatly packed (with a teabag and a candy too!) - we hope to put the new skills learnt to use again soon! It would be great to be able to visit her workshop in Sydney one day. Thank you, Yoko! Highly recommended :)

Pottery workshop review by Sandra Loo

Nadia McLeod Feb 2021


Yoko was a fantastic, engaging teacher! The kintsugi class was fun, and the method was very thorough. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

Christine Carey Feb 2021


This was a wonderful way to spend a few quiet hours, learning a new skill and creating something beautiful along the way. Yoko is delightful. Her approach was light-hearted, she clearly explained every step, gave us plenty of time, and checked our work as we completed each process. She provided some very interesting background about the Japanese origins and value of Kintsugi which added to the whole experience. The supplied materials were high-quality and plentiful enough to repair several more pieces. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to spoil themselves or others. I can’t think of even the tiniest negative to report.

Ariane Ventura Feb 2021


Thank you so much Yoko for teaching me the art of Kintsugi, not just the method but also the philosophy and history behind it. I enjoyed the lesson immensely and am thankful for the time and care you put into each lesson and in kintsugi art kit.

Vicki Taiwo-Beckett Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyed my class today The teacher was great ,very interesting stories, and easy to follow instructions.The box of goodies I received was beautifully backed and thoughtfull.I will recommend this class to other friends thank you

Claire O'Neill Jan 2021


This class was such a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in learning kintsugi. Yoko delivered an online workshop for my family (joined by family in other cities in Australia and overseas), and took us through a step by step workshop where we all left feeling confident that we could continue our practice on our own afterwards. She was a very patient and thoughtful teacher, communicated well and made sure that every participant knew what we were doing and why. Could not recommend more highly!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Claire O'Neill Sydney

Larissa Miller Jan 2021


Loved it, great teacher and the remote learning worked well! I gained a lot and really enjoyed it!

Jemma Fittock Jan 2021


Wonderful experience, Yoko was very patient with my amateur skills & identified issues as I progressed, even took me back a step so that it was adhered properly. She was a lovely teacher and the time went very quickly

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Jonea Groot Jan 2021


This was a wonderful experience! Yoko was very kind and informative, and made me feel very comfortable and welcome.
It was great to learn about the art of kintsugi.
The pack provided had enough materials for me to more projects on my own, and Yoko even included green tea for us to share.
Thank you so much for this beautiful class.

Mary Shamaly Jan 2021


Wonderful class, great teacher, awesome knowledge to have! Would absolutely recommend and we're already implementing what we learned on a valuable item that was broken!

Pottery workshop review by Mary Shamaly

Edwina Mead Jan 2021


All the things were provided for a home experience. I think it would have been easier in person but it worked pretty well over zoom. Looking forward to seeing what the final product looks like when the lacquer is dry.

Tara Smith Jan 2021


Wonderful class, easy to follow, knowledgeable and friendly teacher

Anke Maclean Jan 2021


Today was amazing. With carefully packed materials and expert instruction from a super lovely conversationalist, I had so much fun. And my little project looks gorgeous AND I have enough materials and confidence to now attempt my own project. This was fabulous. I can't recommend Yoko enough.

Tim Humphreys Jan 2021


Really enjoyed the class. Practical hands on class with lots of information. Yoko was very patient and helpful and all the equipment needed came in the pack that was provided! Very convenient and lots of fun! Would highly recommend for anyone who has ceramics to repair or looking for a new skill or hobby Thankyou Yoko!

Genevieve Martin Jan 2021


What a wonderful class, Yoko is a fantastic teacher, so clear and detailed in her instructions, which makes it so easy to learn. The class materials arrived in plenty of time and were all packaged beautifully with instructions to explain what each was. I'm really looking forward to dusting off my piece in 5 days and seeing the final product!

Cassie Thomson Jan 2021


Yoko is absolutely lovely. She is very knowledgeable, warm and patient. I thoroughly enjoyed her class learning about art kintsugi technique and it's history. The kit that was sent was beautifully presented with everything you would need for the class, including all the tools and more than enough materials to continue working on further projects afterwards. I found the whole practice to be very rewarding and look forward to mending more pieces in future.
Highly recommend!

Emm Kettle Jan 2021


The class was very interesting with history and background of the art being told which was lovely. The techniques were well explained -a really pleasant experience. I certainly recommend this class.

Pottery workshop review by Emm Kettle

Ulrike Cao Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Yoko is a skilled and knowledgeable teacher. She explained and demonstrated the method and checked my work via the webcam. She also explained the history and old and contemporary materials. The class was well-paced and it was very satisfying to see the work take shape. The kit contained all the tools and materials needed, and sufficient supplies for additional projects. I’m already on to my next piece. It was the first time I have taken part in a hands-on workshop that was virtually delivered and it was really good.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Ulrike Cao

Patrizia Gilardi Dec 2020


Awesome class. Information and instruction was clear and easy to understand. Visually easy to follow as well

Justin Didden Dec 2020


Yoko's personable approach and step-by-step process helped me to create my very own art kintsugi within a few short hours. I'm so inspired to make more -- and I appreciate the fact that I can, as the kit from my class can be used time and again.
Thank you, Yoko, for leading such an enjoyable and mindful session, and for giving me the confidence to do this myself.


Fadhila Prabu Dec 2020


This class was fantastic for our team activity, the materials were high quality and I loved the delight of seeing the gold powder at the end! All aspects were well explained and we were so proud to have learnt a new skill! Thank you so much!

John Moylan Dec 2020


Yoko was very helpful and insightful and made the experience very informative. I now feel empowered to repair what I have broken in my home. Would definitely recommend!

Sarah Franks Dec 2020


Yoko prepared such a great box of what we needed to do the class and gave excellent step-by-step instructions. Such a terrific class - it was fun to do something completely different. Highly recommended.

Emma Walton Dec 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Had great fun and wonderful teacher. This was a very relaxing art form and class.

Jacqui Funnell Dec 2020


Great class. Teacher provided lots of interesting information.
Was a lovely slow pace due to the nature of the process. Materials provided were well wrapped and presented. Can’t wait until the 5 days are up and can wash my project.

Julie Fehlberg Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This was an amazing class, Yoko was very knowledgeable and patient with us. I enjoyed learning the art of Kintsugi. Thank you!

Suzanne Farrell Dec 2020


Yoko was patient, interested and interesting and generous with her knowledge. I had a very memorable morning.

Karin Rechsteiner Nov 2020


Instructions were clear and easy to follow and there was plenty of material to be able to use at a future date. Yoko is knowledgeable, approachable and a great teacher. Thank you so much for a fun and meditative 3 hours! Can't wait to do this again on my own.

Susan Oliver Nov 2020


Yoko is a wonderful teacher and it was a great pace. I had a really enjoyable time and highly recommend this class. The parcel was beautifully presented and contained high quality materials. Thank you very much Yoko.

Kane Lawford Nov 2020


One of the best teachers and practicing artists I've come across. Would recommend her class to anyone who even has a slight interest in the area she teaches. Very knowledgeable on this and many subject matters.

Winston Apel Nov 2020


I enjoyed the class very much. The instructions were clear and everything I need for the class was nicely provided. I felt so confident after the class I started repairing many items. Thank you.

Sebastian Tello Nov 2020


Great teacher. Very clear to explain and show what to do. Great kit with all the elements you need.
Fun class!

Helen Patrice Nov 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Yoko was a kind, informative teacher who took us through every step in good time, and clearly showed how to do them. She made sure she started and finished on time, and was particularly mindful that I had to finish a little early. While we 'did nothing' but hold our pottery pieces together for the glue to dry, she told us the history of kintsugi and talked about traditional methods. All participants came away with a successfully repaired and decorated piece, and Yoko freely answered all questions, leaving nothing out.

Meg Weller Nov 2020


A fantastic class, Yoko is knowledgeable, patient and explained all the steps really well. Loved the kit that was sent out, everything I needed, presented beautifully. Feel as though I can continue my Kintsugi journey with confidence. Thank you, Yoko!

Alicia Tan Nov 2020


Yoko was great! Very knowledgeable and gave clear instructions. The class was fun and quite peaceful. I highly recommend this class.

Olivia Biasi Nov 2020


Yoko is a wonderful teacher. Beautifully organised and a great sense of humour. The kit she sent was perfect, with enough stuff for more kintsugi repair! Highly recommended.

Chiara Scotellaro Oct 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended


Amazing class. Have been wanting to learn kintsugi for the longest time. This was such a convenient way to learn and Yoko was very helpful and a great teacher.

Thanks Yoko

Kerry Bell Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This morning I had a class with Yoko and it was just perfect. I learned about art (Kintsugi) and made my own beautiful mended plate. The kit was very good quality and well put together. I loved the end product and the experience of making it too.
I highly recommend the class and it was a great choice of gift from a special friend. Yoko is so patient and great at explanation of each step.

Pottery workshop review by Kerry Bell

Erin Kuo Oct 2020


Yoko was lovely and we really enjoyed Kintsugi at home. Would recommend to anyone looking for something a bit calm and different! Thanks, Yoko!

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Erin Kuo

Berenice Chong Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a really enjoyable and relaxing workshop. Yoko is a friendly and patient instructor. She provided clear explanations and it was easy to see her demonstrate kintsugi techniques via zoom. The craft box was well presented and comes with everything you need, plus a bit extra for an another project.

Stephanie Frazer Oct 2020

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Friendly & knowledgeable teacher, great class & I received a beautifully packaged craft kit. Thank you Yoko!

Dan Dare Oct 2020


Yoko was extremely patient with our bad internet service. She was very knowledgeable and explained everything well. Will definitely do more workshops with her

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Dan Dare

Lisa Otaola Oct 2020


Great course, great instructor. Patient, thorough instructions given. We had a great time. Will do again.

Christine Whelehan Oct 2020


Very good teacher-explained well and was very calm. Given this was in zoom she made it a lot easier

Tania Baxter Oct 2020


A magic way to be mindful and creative. Such a lovely way to spend a Wednesday morning

Leah Pearcy Oct 2020


I am very grateful to have learned the art of Kintsugi from Yoko.

Our one on one class was very relaxing and fun! It would be easy to lose track of time designing and creating Kintsugi. I really enjoyed it, thank you again Yoko!

Helen Arnoldi Oct 2020


We had a lovely time in this workshop - Yoko was an excellent teacher and her attention to detail in the package of materials she sent was exquisite! She patiently demonstrated the kintsugi technique, was encouraging and helpful. It was a brilliant workshop and we are looking forward to developing our skills in this mindful, beautiful art practice.

Kathryn Hall Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


From the packaging of my kit, all the contents, the instructions with brief history, the email for setting up my table, to meeting Yoko on Zoom was already a fabulous experience. Yoko shares her skills with patience and kindness and it is evident her business is so much about sharing her passion and knowledge.
I am forever grateful for the few hours we spent together.
Moira

Pottery workshop review by Kathryn Hall Sydney

Su Robertson Oct 2020


Exquisite and meditative. Thank you Yoko for a truly absorbing, challenging and rewarding lesson. I'm hooked!

Julisa Edwards Oct 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


That was just about the most amazing class I've ever taken! Yoko was super friendly and organised. She sent me an email the day before letting me know what to prepare, she was very thorough and clear in her explanations, and she included a bit of extra materials with typed instructions in the kit so I can do it in my own later. In some other classes, I've felt very stressed and rushed to be finished within the timeframe, and a bit on my own when running into issues, but Yoko was really fabulous talking me through what can accidentally happen and how to fix it, and I was surprised we finished on time because I felt I took a lot longer than expected, but she made me feel it was okay to take my time to learn. I really just cannot recommend this class enough, even if you don't want to continue with the art, it's a wonderful mental break from life:) Thanks Yoko, so lovely to have met you!

Pottery workshop review by Julisa Edwards Sydney

Sophie Louloudakis Oct 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended


The workshop was fantastic! Yoko is an excellent teacher. Very patient and thorough. The kit we received was packaged beautifully. And the bonus is that we have a little bit extra to continue this lovely art form in the future. Thank you Yoko!

Helen Morgner Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Yoko’s patient teaching style and thoughtful inclusions in the comprehensive kit made her class a delightful experience!

Yi Lin Oct 2020


Yoko was clear and very patient. It was a fun and informative experience! Thank you Yoko!

Linda Arthurson Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I really enjoyed my Kintsugi class with Yoko. Despite some issues with delayed delivery of the kit, Yoko followed up and sent a box by overnight delivery to make sure I had it in time for the class. She also kept me informed of the progress of the kit. During the class Yoko provided a great combination of history, information and guidance. An excellent class with a great teacher.

Pottery workshop review by Linda Arthurson

Wan-Ling Kuo Sep 2020


Highly recommend, great mentor, she is so helpful. clean instruction and consideration in details. smooth started and finished. so much fun. great experience.

Veronica Beatty Sep 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


I had a wonderful time learning from Yoko, very well spoken, happy to answer tons of questions, didn’t feel like the class was rushed. More than enough supplies to do more than today’s class, would highly recommend this beautiful Japanese art form. So happy with my work, can’t wait until unveiling day (5days away)!, so cant submit a picture yet

Estelle Liedemann Sep 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Lovely teacher, clear and easy to understand. Great kit and look forward to practicing on a few more items.

Pottery workshop review by Estelle Liedemann

Simone Drew Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I thoroughly enjoyed this class with Yoko. It wash so informative. She taught the class at a really good pace. I really enjoyed chatting with her through the lesson.

Kirsty Manders Aug 2020


Thank you Yoko for an enjoyable class! Yoko is a very patient and thorough teacher and I enjoyed learning the art of Kintsugi from her.

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home review by Kirsty Manders

Clare Fraser Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I just loved this class. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning an almost meditative experience of “mending”. Yoko is a fabulous teacher. The bento box of equipment was beautifully presented and contains enough to practice after the class. I highly recommend this class

Pottery workshop review by Clare Fraser

Lily Raynes Aug 2020


My daughter and I spent a thoroughly enjoyable few hours under Yoko's expert tutelage learning the art of Kintsugi. We were both so impressed by Yoko’s gentle guidance, depth of knowledge and most of all, attention to detail (right down to the green tea and lolly that came in our respective boxes!). I would never consider myself as ‘arty’ however that was OK and to be honest I found the experience convivial, relaxing, connecting, meditative and of course, informative. This was a beautiful gift as I was able to spend quality zoom time with my daughter (currently in the Melbourne lockdown) from our family home in regional NSW.

10/10 would recommend, particularly to other parents missing spending time with their young adult kids at the moment.

Pottery workshop review by Lily Raynes

Chiho Herriott Aug 2020


My first online class ever. Beautiful material was carefully packed and delivered.
During the class, I didn't need to ask much, as the teacher was explaining all the details ahead,very well organized. Through the screen, I could see the process clearly and learnt some new wording of Kintsugi technique as well. It was so much fun. I will recommend this online class for everyone and am considering of attending the actual class in the teacher's studio near future.

Francine Schaepper Aug 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


The experience started when I got the box! In true Japanese love for detail everything was packed neatly and it also included some amazing green tea and a personal note.

I didn't expect to get a private class so this was a bonus! Yoko is a patient teacher with great expertise. She explained everything step by step and made it very easy to follow.

Three hours went by super quickly and I'm now trying to find other things that I could fix Kintsugi style! =) Definitely recommending this course and will probably book another one in the future!

Pottery workshop review by Francine Schaepper

Emma Sweet Aug 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


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

38 ClassBento workshops attended • 33 reviews


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

35 ClassBento workshops attended • 30 reviews


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

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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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.

Jennifer Condos Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


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

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


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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