Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course

Learn basic traditional Kintsugi techniques in Melbourne!



2 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 4     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'll need to wait for the government to announce the re-opening date for unvaccinated people

This course will not resume unless the VIC / NSW border is opened. We will inform you as soon as there is an announcement. We look forward to seeing you soon.

In this intensive two-day weekend course for beginners in Melbourne, you will be guided by Jun Morooka and learn how to repair pottery using the traditional Japanese Kintsugi method.

This technique is perfect to restore your favourite items instead of throwing them away, which contributes to a zero-waste lifestyle while keeping a beautifully restored and now unique piece.

We will use a natural material including 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 using 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.

The classes will consist of lots of instruction and practical making time. You will leave this intensive workshop with lots of experience, information and written materials necessary to continue to work on your broken pieces at home.

The schedule for each weekend is as follows:

Day 1 (Saturday)

  • Lesson 1: 1 pm - 2.45 pm
  • Lesson 2: 3 pm - 4.30 pm

Day 2 (Sunday)
  • Lesson 3: 1 pm - 2.45 pm

Please note:
  • 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 the Kintsugi
  • A repaired Kintsugi plate
  • Textbook
  • Original box for Kintsugi plate
  • Cloth for Kintsugi plate
  • Certificate of completion
  • Tea time
What to bring
We will prepare all materials which include a broken plate. Please bring your own apron.
 
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive days.

Location

Suite 713, Level 7, 1 Queens Road (St Kilda Towers - 1 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC

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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Karen Grant Feb 2020


Venue was a bit too hot. It was a very warm weekend but an electric fan would have made the experience more comfortable.

The class content was very good and the tea break a very nice idea.

Barbara Semler Feb 2020


I really enjoyed today . Jun was friendly a good teacher and very helpful
A very easy location to get to

Anita Hustas Sep 2019


The Kintsugi class run by Jun and Hitomi was a great introduction to this artform. Thanks for the teaching and inspiration, I look forwards to next time.

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