Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course

Learn basic traditional Kintsugi techniques in Melbourne!

2 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 7     label $385

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: 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Lesson 2: 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Day 2 (Sunday)
Lesson 3: 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

11-12 December
Day 1 (Monday)
  • Lesson 1: 1pm - 2:45 pm
  • Lesson 2: 3pm - 4:30 pm
Day 2 (Tuesday)
Lesson 3: 1pm - 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. (You won’t be able to repair your own broken items)

Please bring your own apron.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive days.


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

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course location
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Kintsugi Australia
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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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Charlie Soon Sep 2023

Jun-san is a very passionate teacher when it comes to Kintsugi. He was very patient with teaching us all the techniques. Anyone interested in the Kintsugi philosophy or pottery should definitely sign up for this course.

Ri Veen Jun 2023

A great workshop with step by step instructions making this complex technique possible for beginners

Caroline Halpern-Gibbs Jun 2023

I really enjoyed this course. Jun-san is very experienced and shares his knowledge freely. Small class is very good, for assistance and asking questions. Also great to know that you can join his Dojo for more learnings. Hitomi-san is also very helpful and organised.

Caroline Lambert May 2023

This two-day process was a wonderful way to be introduced to the practice of kintsugi. I really appreciated the insights I gained and the experience to try out everything myself.

Natasha Chant Mar 2023

What a fantastic workshop! Jun-san was so professional and warm, everything was explained clearly and simply, and was thoroughly enjoyable.
I was impressed with the way everything was prepared and laid out professionally, which made it so straightforward and easy to find the correct tools to use.
Jun-san ensured we understood all aspects of the process of traditional Kintsugi, and how much time is needed to do it properly. He is an excellent teacher and practitioner, I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to learn from him.
I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in the art of traditional Kintsugi.

Barry Denham Mar 2023

Great course delivered in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere by experienced teachers who are passionate about what they teach. Thank you!

Sarah Dammers Dec 2022

Jun and Hitomi are so lovely and it was a pleasure to meet them. A very enjoyable and informative class to learn traditional Kintsugi.

Linda Black Dec 2022

Jun san was a clear and patient teacher. All materials were provided and he consistently checked our understanding. It was good value and the venue was comfortable and accessible. Wilson parking is available in Queens Lne, a short walk away. If you needed to drive, as I did.

Samriddhi Thakur Nov 2022

This was a really nice course to get as close to the traditional kintsugi method as possible. Jun-san and Hitomi-san were really nice, with Jun-san giving plenty of one-to-one attention to each student. Moreover, he described the actual process to follow that needed to be shortened into two days for this course, but the materials and knowledge provided were highly detailed. Would definitely recommend this to interested people.

Nataly Khazzouh Sep 2022

The class was wonderful. We learned the basics of kintsugi using the traditional method. The teacher was very attentive to details, paying attention to our individual steps with good advice tailored to each student based on what they were doing. Highly recommend.

Hussein Naim Sep 2022

Great course. Enough information and instructions to get you started. Instructor was very helpful and pleasant. Good experience overall.

Akit Fong Aug 2022

It was a great experience to learn traditional kintsugi. Jun and Hitomi planned the workshop very well, to allow us learning the techniques within two days.

Pottery class review by Akit Fong - Melbourne

Raymond Su May 2022

Jun is a very knowledgeable and friendly teacher, and we had a great time learning from him!

Lisa Luu May 2022

Thank you Jun for teaching my partner and I how to learn how to do Kintsugi traditionally! Jun is very friendly and patient, I would highly recommend how to learn to fix your ceramics with him.

Jeremy Drake Apr 2022

This class was exactly what I was after. The class was a small group (on purpose) so the instructor could give demonstrations, watch each of us and give ongoing feedback. The lessons were logically structured and well paced. I thought it was good value for money (a work book and all the materials were provided) and we even got afternoon tea. The two day course felt like a proper cultural experience and I left feeling like I had a new skill that I could develop. I'd really recommend the course to other people wanting to learn the traditional Japanese kintsugi method.

Tresna Lee Mar 2022

A brilliant workshop! I was initially hesitant to book a two days workshop but really enjoyed the in-depth class and I soon realised why it was necessary to have it over two seperate days.

I thought the mix of learning, hands on activity and the review at the end of each stage of the process really helped me to understand the process in more depth. It was obvious that different learning styles had been considered and I really appreciated that aspect.

I'm excited to have a new mindful hobby that I can continue to develop over the coming years and I can't wait to attend the dojo sessions!

Trevor Lawson Mar 2022

Absolutely top notch workshop.
Jun and Hitomi were wonderful hosts and teaches of this fantastic Art.
Materials, manner of teaching, venue; Basically everything was done to a very high standard.
Being an instructor/trainer myself, I place Kintsugi Australia right up there with the best.

Thank you so much for your time, patience and wisdom. We are both excited to try and keep this beautiful, ancient art alive.

Trevor and Faye Lawson.

Pottery class review by Trevor Lawson - Melbourne

Shima Ibuki Feb 2022

Excellent introduction to the art of Kintsugi! All the materials were provided, including a broken plate, and we were taught the traditional method, compressed into one weekend (it usually takes weeks). Looking forward to doing more with Kintsugi Australia and improving my technique!

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course review by Shima Ibuki - Melbourne

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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