Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course

Learn the traditional Kintsugi method in just two days!

2 x 2 hours Class size 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 Master of Kintsugi 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.

Over the course of the weekends or on the weekdays you will have three Kintsugi lessons that run for about one-and-a-half to two hours each.

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

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 can 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 - 10:00 to around 11:45
  • Lesson 2 - 12:00 to around 13:30
Day 2:
Lesson 3 - 10:30 to around 12:15

Afternoon class:
Day 1:
  • Lesson 1 - 14:00 to around 15:45
  • 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.

*** We primarily hold our workshop in our New Stdio (Level 1, Suite 107, 147 King St, and Sydney NSW). However, during October, we may also use our Clarence st studio too (Suite 401, 235 Clarence st. Sydney) during in October and November due to renovation of the new studio.

After you made a booking, the renovation schedule has been changed, we will contact you again.

Both of them are located in the heart of Sydney CBD, very close to QVB, Town Hall and Wynyard station. Thank you very much for your understanding..

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
  • Certificate of completion
  • 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.


Kintsugi Australia - 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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Eric Song Jun 2022

Was a fun and interesting class, and keen to learn more about this art. Located conveniently in the city as well

Shelley Dunfotd Jun 2022

Jun understood my difficulties and offered a very generous one on one class to clarify, practice and extend my skills. A very motivational teacher. Thank you to Jun and his wonderfully helpful and informative wife.

Rose Franco Mar 2022

Awsome class, great fun. Jun-San is extremely patient and a fantastic teacher. Both he and Hitomi-San are very hospitable.

Sabina Rabold Jan 2022

The kintsugi workshop was a fabulous experience. I am glad that I went for the traditional method option and had Jun-san, the kintsugi master, instruct me every step of the way. His teaching was excellent and I learned a lot. The warm hospitality of Hitomi-san really added to the experience, I felt thoroughly looked after.
I would highly recommend this workshop

Traditional Kintsugi Intensive Course review by Sabina Rabold - Sydney

Janelle Farmer Nov 2021

I've really enjoy the 2 days workshop and learned so much about traditional Kintsugi. There are a fair bit of Kitsugi workshops available in Sydney however most of these classes only offer modern Kintsugi. This workshop teaches you traditional method Kintsugi which is a lot more complicate and far superior than modern method (from my opinion). Sensi is very passionate and knowledgeable about Kintsugi. He explained all the steps to me in detail and watched me closely when I practice these steps. Notes and materials were provided at the class and Sensi also told me to take photo of each step so I would remember it when I practice at home which is very thoughtful. Tea break in between classes was great too. Thank you so much Sensi and Hitomi!

Ms Oneill Nov 2020

Jun San is an excellent teacher and made me feel at ease immediately. He shared the history of Kintsugi and further reading resources. He was very patient and obviously loves his craft and teaching. This lesson was the first of 3 traditional Kintsugi Intensive lessons. He was very accommodating about spreading the lessons out further so I would receive the best instruction possible. I'm looking to incorporate this in an Art Project of traditional techniques that I'm in the early stages of developing and so perfect for me. I very much look forward to the next 2 lessons. Shayne

Pottery class review by Ms Oneill - Sydney

Alison Mudie Nov 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this traditional Kintsugi class. Jun-San is a very calm and patient teacher with a lot of experience with Kintsugi. He obviously loves to teach this ancient art. And the lovely Hitome-San is a very gracious host. The studio is filled with interesting and beautiful Kintsugi pieces. I am looking forward to the second class when I will learn more about the art of mindful mending. Arigato guzaimas

Erika Mana Feb 2020

I really enjoyed attending the course. the teacher was very precise in teaching the technique, which is very complicated.
I can say that I am satisfied.
if I have to give advice, I think it would be better to have a bigger table to work better and maybe more days within a month, to learn the real development of this technique

Tammy Hamers Feb 2020

Jun is an excellent teacher.
Traditional kintsugi is very different to modern kintsugi and a great skill to have, especially if you are a potter. I will also use this in my woodwork.
I am really happy to have been able to find and participate in this class and other classes at Kintsugi Australia.
I highly recommend Kintsugi Australia.

Pip Cody Dec 2019

Learning traditional Kintsugi method is very enjoyable. It is quite a complex process but Jun sensei explains and demonstrates very clearly and provides comprehensive notes and guidance, so I feel confident that I can go home and continue to practice by myself, until I hav another opportunity to learn more. I am very impressed that Jun sensei was able to teach so much in just one weekend. Arigatou gozaimashita

Jane Thorn Jul 2019

Having always been fascinated by the philosophy of Kintsugi that something broken can be reassembled "to be even more beautiful” we made a trip to Sydney and enrolled in a 2day intensive course with Jun.
We had a fabulous couple of days - we were greeted with a warm welcome and our Kintsugi materials were well organised and waiting for us on our desk so we could get to work. Jun explained the techniques clearly and thoroughly and provided written instructions as well. He was alongside us whilst we worked giving us encouragement and tips along the way. We now feel equipped and confident to practice these techniques at home and are so glad we came and did the course. Both of us returned to Melbourne feeling refreshed and relaxed
Thankyou to Hitomi for her warm hospitality- we loved the Japanese tea and biscuits and laughing and chatting with you both throughout the course. If you love Kintsugi- we can not recommend this course more highly.

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