Mindful Gold Pottery Restoration Kintsugi Workshop

A step by step hands on class of Japanese Modern Kintsugi - golden joinery and create your original art piece.

4 hours 2 to 6

label $100 - $110 or 4 payments of $25 - $27.50
($110 per student when you book for 2+ students, $100 for 4+ students)

A step by step comprehensive class to learn Modern Kintsugi - golden joinery and create your original art piece.

What is Kintsugi?

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

Our Art Kintsugi workshop is based on these 3 philosophies:

1. to give broken objects a new life and make them more beautiful
2. to embrace beauty in imperfection.
3. to be content to yourself.

At this workshop you will learn what we call Modern Kintsugi, which follows the principal and method of traditional Kintsugi using alternative materials which are less allergic and enable us to complete the whole process within the class.

4 hours comprehensive class covers all different types of repair - broken, chipped and cracked.

All materials will be provided. ( we will provide the ceramics you repair)

Those dates are not suitable?
Let us know, we are happy to arrange another workshop to suit your date/time !!

Eventing classes 6pm - 9pm are also available upon request.

What you'll get
You will take home one Kintsugi cermaic art you create.
What to bring
Please wear something that can get a little dusty.
Spectacles for reading (if you usually use them)
Suitable for

This workshop is suitable for a hens party, baby shower, birthday, special occasion, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Monster Mouse Studios - 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW

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

Your teacher
Art Kintsugi Sydney
Art Kintsugi Sydney

Kintsugi teachers

5.0 (12)

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

• 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.

• Apr 2019

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

Mindful Gold Pottery Restoration Kintsugi Workshop review by Linda Hattersley

• 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

• 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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