Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair Course

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Learn to repair what is broken with our DIY courses in Sydney.

Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken ceramic and pottery with a gold seam – where the breaks and visible repairs are honoured as part of the history of the object rather than something to be disguised.

Join this workshop to discover more about this graceful art and the benefits of mindful mending, with Kintsugi artist Jun Morooka. You’ll learn how to repair and add beauty to broken items using modern techniques.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will have learned:

  • how to repair a small ceramic dish using epoxy glue and powdered brass
  • how and where to source materials for future projects

Course content

  • A brief history of Kintsugi
  • Comparison between the traditional slow method and new techniques
  • Sourcing materials for future projects
  • Adapting the natural break lines to your design
  • How to file and prepare the broken pieces
  • Gluing and adding the gold (powdered brass)
  • Finishing your piece

Materials

All materials are included in the course fee – including a small broken dish for repair.

Please come prepared…

  • Please bring an apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Wear closed shoes
  • Long hair should be tied back

Please note:

  • You may bring your own small item for repair – but we recommend learning on our test item for your first repair project.
  • we will be using epoxy glues and other materials that may irritate your skin. Disposable gloves will be provided.

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Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair Course

<p><strong>Learn to repair what is broken with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/DIY+Classes">DIY courses</a> in Sydney.</strong>

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair Course

<p><strong>Learn to repair what is broken with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/DIY+Classes">DIY courses</a> in Sydney.</strong>

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair Course

<p><strong>Learn to repair what is broken with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/DIY+Classes">DIY courses</a> in Sydney.</strong>

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair Course

<p><strong>Learn to repair what is broken with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/DIY+Classes">DIY courses</a> in Sydney.</strong>

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: It was a great class and having a tutor like Jun with such expertise was fabulous. My only "criticism" would be so much time going around class and introducing ourselves as this did take up valuable time that was needed in the practical part of the class. It was a bit rushed at the end. It was the first time to run this class and I know they will fine tune it. It is truely a valuable workshop that enabled me to have access to learning Kintsugi that I would not have otherwise. I gained knowledge from this introduction that I can use and apply in my own practice.

  • said: A delightful, motivating experience. The tutors were engaging, knowledgeable and readily available. It was so much fun!

  • said: Very welcoming atmosphere with brilliant teachers !

  • said: This is the best and most enjoyable course I have done in years! Loved everything - the nice touch of green tea to begin with and Jun's helpful supervision throughout. I really loved that we were learning the techniques of Kintsugi as well as absorbing and developing an understanding of the culture which created such a painstaking art. I would like the course to run for at least two weeks.

  • said: Both teachers were fantastic! Really enjoyed the course. Thank you so much!

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