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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.

Classes

Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair Course

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
All materials included!
Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair Course

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

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
All materials included!
Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair Course

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

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
All materials included!

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The instructors were fantastic, supportive, and really clear in giving instructions. A great art class that i cannot wait to delve into more! Thank you!

  • said: It was great to learn the basic techniques. Now I need to learn more about this beautiful craft.

  • said: Jun Morooka's is a supportive and encouraging teacher to us newbies. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in this art form!

  • said: Great experience and friendly facilitators, a really great experience all round

  • said: To investigate an historic process that enhances and restores porcelain.

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