Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course

Learn the traditional art of Kintsugi in three lessons!

3 x 105 mins Class size 1 to 5 (public classes), 1 to 6 label $385

This Traditional Kintsugi Basic course is the one for whom would like to learn Japanese Traditional art of Kintsugi using natural materials.

This is the only place in Australia where you can learn the basics of Traditional Kintsugi in three sessions, and each session takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.

“Kintsugi” is a traditional Japanese technique used to repair broken ceramics, which has been practised for over 550 years. In this course, you are able to learn this ceramic repair method, which has mostly used the same technique for over half a millennium!

In this course, you will also feel the “beauty of imperfection” and the philosophy behind Kintsugi. Kintsugi provides a perfect break from the busy lifestyle most people have today.

We use natural material include Urushi lacquer paint which need at least a week to dry it to process to the next. So participants need at least 7 days intervals between each lessons.

This course is not a course for making a beautiful Kintsugi art at the class, but we teach how to repair the broken pieces with Traditional Kintsugi method step by step.

When you started your own project at home, you need at least 6-8 weeks to repair one broken object that including drying time, because you need to do the same process again and again to make a beautiful Kintsugi line.

After completing this course, you will be able to repair your own pieces at home.
We also hold a Kintsugi Dojo (practicing place), please join us if you would like our supervises or would like more advanced techniques.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note:

  • The Basic Traditional Kintsugi course is consisted in 3 lessons, and each lesson takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. We use special material include Urushi lacquer which need at least a week to dry it to process to the next. So participants need at least 7 days intervals between each lessons. If you don't have a time, 2 days intensive course (3 lessons on 2 consecutive days) is also available.
  • We could create a public class upon request from one person. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Plates vary depending on availability
  • Kintsugi is a time-consuming job and you need all sessions for repairing one provided plate, which means you do not have a time to repair your own pieces at the class.
  • We do not recommend this course if you have an allergy to Urushi lacquer.
  • Please let us know if you have any allergies or health issues.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners!
What you'll get
  • In-depth knowledge of Kintsugi
  • One repaired Kintsugi plate
  • A textbook
  • An original box for Kintsugi plate
  • A cloth for Kintsugi plate
  • Tea Time
What to bring
Please bring an apron if you have one.
Session repeats

After the first session, subsequent sessions can be arranged with the teacher, at a time that suits you.


Kintsugi Australia Studio - level 1 suite 107/147 King St, Sydney NSW

This venue is a short walk from Town Hall station (400m).

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Kintsugi Australia is located in Sydney and the only organisation in Australia completely specialised in kintsugi, offering private and group lessons, repair and kintsugi artistic creations. After completing our course, the students can join the Kintsugi Dojo where they can continue to create their own work of art, and they can improve their technique to become kintsugi masters.

Kintsugi Dojo is available in Sydney studio, and also available when we visit Melbourne and Brisbane .

Beginner’s, Traditional and Kintsugi accessory courses are held in Melbourne every 4-6 weeks and occasionally in Brisbane.

Jun Morooka is a kintsugi master. He is an expert in the Traditional Kintsugi method with natural lacquer (urushi) and gold. He has also developed his own method using modern material, bringing innovation to an ancient technique. He accepts commissions to repair broken pottery and ceramics with kintsugi. (Sorry, but we stop accepting new repairs for a while)

Jun Morooka was born in Tokyo in 1959. He moved to Sydney in 1987 and in 2008 he started to manage a Japanese restaurant called JIPANG. He fell in love with kintsugi after watching a TV documentary. He decided to go back to Japan to train with five kintsugi masters in Kanazawa and Tokyo. In 2018, he established Kintsugi Australia in Sydney.

Jun Morooka teaches Traditional Kintsugi and Modern Kintsugi in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, he exhibited his artwork at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. "Kibou" and "Negai" were displayed in the hospital to show that scars can become beautiful.

In June 2020, "Jikuu" was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize - Open Category. The artwork was selected among over 800 entries and was displayed during an online exhibition (31 July - 30 September 2020).

Jun Morooka has appeared on a number of media outlets, such as ABC News and SBS Australia. An audio interview is available on SBS Japanese Radio and a video interview on SBS Australia Facebook page. He was also featured on ELLE DECOR (Spain).

Jun Morooka was invited to give a kintsugi lesson during the TV Show The Bachelor Australia aired on Channel 10 on the 17th of September 2020.

Jun and Hitomi Morooka were on the TV show The Livingroom on Channel 10 on the 21th of May 2021.

Jun Morooka were on the TV Show The Sydney Weekender aired on Channel 7 on the 18th of July 2021.

We hold a workshop in the Opera House as part of the 'Antidote' event on 11 September 2022.

We also hold workshops as a council event (such as Wagga Wagga, Orange, Wodonga) , corporate team buildings, and Hens Parties a lot.

Kintsugi Australia Team

  • Jun (Traditional Kintsugi Course, Beginner's Kintsugi workshop and Kintsugi DOJO)
  • Hitomi (Beginner's Kintsugi and Kintsugi Accessory workshop)
  • Kumi (Zoon online Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Noriko (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Miyoko (Beginner's Kintsugi and Kintsugi Accessory workshop)
  • Masano (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)

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