Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course

Learn the traditional Kintsugi method in just two days!



2 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 5 (public classes), 1 to 6 label $385

This class is perfect for those who live outside of Sydney and those busy during weekdays. Many people have already come to us to learn Kintsugi from all over Australia and from other countries.

In this intensive two-day course for beginners, you will be guided by Kintsugi Master Jun Morooka, and learn how to repair broken ceramics 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.

The Traditional Kintsugi course is consisted in 3 lessons, and each lesson takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. For this 2days intensive course, you have lesson 1 and 2 on the first day, then Lesson 3 on the second day.

The classes will consist of lots of instruction and practical making time. We use natural materials including Urushi lacquer paint. Urushi is very delicate and needs to be controlled in 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 will be able to learn how to repair with the traditional Kintsugi method with natural materials.

The schedule of the course for two consecutive days is as follows:
We have morning class and afternoon class.

Some classes have different time tables, please ask us before you book the course

Morning class:
Day 1:

  • Lesson 1 - 10:30 to around 12:15
  • Tea time
  • Lesson 2 - 12:30 to around 14:00
Day 2:
Lesson 3 - 10:30 to around 12:15

Afternoon class:
Day 1:
  • Lesson 1 - 14:00 to around 15:45
  • Tea time
  • Lesson 2 - 16:00 to around 17:30
Day 2:
Lesson 3 - 14:00 to around 15:45

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.
  • It is also possible to set non-continuous days, please feel free to contact us.
  • We can take private requests and bookings for this course. Please contact us for more information.
  • We do not recommend this course if you have an allergy to Urushi lacquer.
  • Please let us know if you have any allergies.
  • Plates vary depending on availability.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • Lots of knowledge on Kintsugi
  • A repaired Kintsugi plate
  • Textbook
  • Original box for Kintsugi plate
  • A cloth, for Kintsugi plate
  • Tea Time
What to bring
We will prepare a broken plate.
please bring an apron with you.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive days.

Location

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

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

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course location
Your teacher
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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