Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course

Learn the traditional art of Kintsugi in three lessons!



3 x 105 mins Class size 1 to 2 (public classes), 1 to 6 label $385

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  • If you're fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend this class anytime
  • If you're not fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend from 15th Dec onwards, or when NSW reaches 95% double vaccination, whichever is earlier

This course will resume in November.
Please wait for a while, we will inform you of the schedule on 22 October.
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Join Kintsugi Australia for their Sydney workshops, where you will learn the Japanese art of Kintsugi over three sessions!

“Kintsugi” is a traditional Japanese technique used to repair broken ceramics, which has been practised for over 500 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.

You will be able to master the traditional art of Kintsugi in only three lessons. After completing this course, you will be able to participate in the Kintsugi Dojo.

We use natural material include Urushi lacquer. Urushi is very delicate and need to be controlled humidity and temperature, otherwise, it doesn’t set. We will teach you how to make natural glue and putty from Urushi as well.

This course is not a course for making a beautiful Kintsugi art at the class, but you can learn how to repair with the Traditional Kintsugi method with natural materials.

Over the course of the weekend, you will have three Kintsugi lessons that run for one-and-a-half to two hours each lesson, dependent on your pace.

Please note:

  • This course must be taken over a minimum of three weeks as you need more than seven days between each session. Choose a date and time that suits you and contact us when you want to begin! If you don't have time, please try our weekend intensive course (3 lessons on weekend).
  • We can take private requests and bookings for this course. Please contact us for more information.
  • 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 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.



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
  • Certificate of completion
  • Tea Time
What to bring
We will prepare a broken plate.
 
Session repeats

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

Location

Kintsugi Australia Studio - Suite 402, 235 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW

Your teacher
Kintsugi Australia
Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

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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 only in Sydney main studio, but online Dojo is starting in February 2021.

Beginner’s, Traditional and Kintsugi accessory courses are held in Melbourne nearly every month 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.

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.

Our Teachers

  • Hitomi is Jun‘s wife. She learned Kintsugi from Jun. She has a Kintsugi Accessory Class. Hitomi is a naturopath and healing expert and has visited many Zen Gardens for research.
  • Kumi learned Kintsugi from Jun. She is familiar with Japanese history and Zen Gardens. Her teaching is very kind.
  • Noriko leaned Kintsugi from Jun. She has many years of experience of working in Travel agency and has a lot of knowledge of Japan and its culture.
  • Masano was born in Kyoto, the home of Zen Garden. She has been familiar with Zen Gardens since childhood.
  • Kimie is the first of Jun’s students. She learned Kintsugi from 2017 in a Jun’s class. Her knowledge and techniques are splendid now. Her Kintsugi is delicate very beautiful.

Verified reviews

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Junhao Liu Aug 2021


I had an excellent experience with the Kintsugi class. Very kind and attentive instructor and detailed instructions. Looking forward to continuing my Kintsugi journey.

Miyoko Nose Aug 2021


The workshop was fun and definitely worth the money.
All materials are provided.
I will highly recommend to anyone!

Chloe Lee Feb 2021


A very immersive kintsugi course, Jun-san is a thoughtful, kind and patient teacher. I would highly recommend!

Olimpia Luciano Oct 2020


I absolutely loved the whole experience. Jun-SAN and his wife were so lovely, so friendly and wonderful.
Jun-SAN’s knowledge and mastery of Kintsugi is excellent.
Anyone who has an interest in this area would really love these classes.

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course review by Olimpia Luciano

Jacynta Norris Sep 2020


The traditional Kintsugi class was great. Jun-San is a wonderful teacher, he was very patient and helpful. I learned a lot about the history of Kintsugi and how it has been used over the years. The method of repairing turns out a beautiful plate I am very proud to bring home and use on special occasions.

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Artessa Saldivar-Sali Aug 2020


I took my first Modern Beginner Kintsugi class on Saturday and enjoyed it so much that I immediately enrolled in this Traditional Kintsugi Basic course. I love how Jun-san shares the philosophy behind kintsugi, as well as the techniques. This is better than therapy!

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Michael Minsky Jun 2020


I had a fantastic time in the Kintsugi course. Jun-sensei is a wonderful teacher, and he takes the time to explain not just the techniques, but the history and cultural influence of kintsugi as well. It was amazing to be able to remake a dish the same way it was done over 500 years ago. I'll definitely be continuing to fix some of my own items and learn more. I highly recommend this class.

Stephanie Byrne May 2020


Jun was a very patient and knowledgable teacher. I was provided all the supplies I needed and they had set the space up to ensure all the necessary social distancing measures were taken. I'm looking forward to my next class!

Esperanza Egan Mar 2020


Jun san is simply wonderful, he knows his art and has a great teaching style.

Désirée Deklerk Dec 2019


It was as much a cultural experience as an opportunity to learn an art I have been interested in for some time. Jun is a very knowledgeable and excellent teacher. I was guided through the journey of the class with clarity and a kind manner. I can highly recommend this class.

Danni Man Nov 2019


I had a great time learning about the philosophy of kintsugi and the the techniques of repairing and transforming broken pottery into something more beautiful then it's original form.

Highly recommended course for everyone.

Alessandra Ciampi Oct 2019


I am really grateful for the experience. I had the opportunity to get a glimpse into the ancient Japanese art of ‘kintsugi’. There is so much to learn! I am looking forward to next class!

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course review by Alessandra Ciampi Sydney

Yuri Mathews Jul 2019


Great class. Very warm and friendly atmosphere. Jun is clearly a kinsugi master and very generous with his knowledge. You are provided exactly everything you need and you have your own lamp and bin ect. They have thought of everything and it helped to make a great experience. Looking forward to next class!

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