Traditional Kintsugi Two-day Course

Learn the traditional Kintsugi method in two days

2 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $385 (or 4 payments of $96.25 Afterpay)

Learn basic traditional Kintsugi techniques at this intensive two-day weekend course for beginners in Brisbane!

In this course, 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.

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

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

The schedule for each weekend is as follows:

Day one (Saturday)

  • Traditional Kintsugi Lesson one - 12:45 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Traditional Kintsugi Lesson two - 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Day two (Sunday)
  • Traditional Kintsugi Lesson three - 12:45 pm to 2:30 pm

At the end of the course, you will take home your own repaired Kintsugi plate and a certificate of completion.

Please note:
  • 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
  • Traditional orange cloth for Kintsugi plate
  • Certificate of completion
What to bring
  • Please bring your own apron.
  • We will prepare all materials and a broken plate. You won’t be able to repair your own items during the class.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive days.

Kintsugi Australia is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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We provide washed and tumble dried cotton gloves, disposable gloves for each students. There is a protective screen between instructor and students. We use sanitiser to clean tables, chairs and door knobs. All materials are cleaned with alcohol before the each classes. The sanitisers are also available for each students.

The Romero Centre - 8 Dutton St, Dutton Park QLD

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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 2022.

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.

Jun Morooka were on the TV Show The Sydney Weekender aired on Channel 7 on the 18th of July 2021.

Kintsugi Australia Team

  • Jun (Traditional Kintsugi Course, Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Hitomi (Beginner's Kintsugi and Kintsugi Accessory workshop)
  • Kumi (Zoon online Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Noriko (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Ai (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)
  • Miyoko (Beginner's Kintsugi workshop)

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Eliza Sullivan Aug 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

This was my third kintsugi course with Jun and Hitomi and as usual they were welcoming, attentive and informative. I learnt a lot and really enjoyed the process :)

Pottery workshop review by Eliza Sullivan Sydney

Lydia Wilcox Aug 2022

Jun our teacher was very calm and informative. We were supplied our equipment and were not short of anything. He and his wife Hitomi even offered Kintsugi kits that we could purchase to keep practicing at home. The venue was great with lots of street parking. It was a lovely Japanese cultural experience.

Trish Long Jun 2022

Every thing was very good though I don't feel very confident to do at home without someone to ask for guidance.
I probably need more teaching.
What do you recommend?

Traditional Kintsugi Two-day Course review by Trish Long

Belinda Day May 2022

Thankyou so much to Jun San and Hitomi San. I had a wonderful time at the traditional Kintsugi course. I would recommend it to anyone. I felt like I learnt so much these last 2 days and am so excited to show my son and keep practicing together! It was great we were taught the Japanese words and even were able to write our names in Japanese too! Thankyou again!

Steve Kellermeier May 2022

I did the modern kintsugi course earlier and did this traditional course to compare. They are quite different methods but Jun is extremely proficient at passing on his knowledge. Modern is for those wanting instant gratification while traditional takes patience and is most satisfying, almost therapeutic. As traditional method usually takes many weeks to complete a small piece we only had 6 hours in which to do the same. Therefore Jun teaches the steps and methods and we will use that knowledge to complete our own works. All in all it was value for money considering where you could go wrong wasting time and materials in experimentation. Thank you Jun.

Felicia Gundelach Mar 2022

This was an absolutely wonderful weekend course. Me Jun is an excellent teacher. It was a lovely combination of fun and mindfulness. I can’t wait to do the advanced course when it’s next on in Brisbane. Thank you so much!

Traditional Kintsugi Two-day Course review by Felicia Gundelach

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Keith Greenland Mar 2022

The instructor (Jun) and his wife make a great. Communication via texts messages prior and during the course were very useful. The teaching was thorough and supplemented with a comprehensive handout. Thoroughly enjoyed the course.

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