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Learn to repair what is broken through kintsugi with our DIY short courses in Sydney!

Kintsugi (golden joinery) 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 kintsugi course, you should be able to:

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

What will be covered in this Japanese ceramic gold repair course?

  • 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

What's included

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

What to bring to class

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

Additional information

  • 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>Learn to repair what is broken through kintsugi with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/diy">DIY short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Kintsugi (golden joinery)

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$129 Limited inc GST / $97 / $103.20 / $116.10
All materials included!

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair Course

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Course testimonials:

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

  • said: The best, most enjoyable course I've done in years! Loved everything - the green tea and Jun's helpful supervision throughout. I really loved learning techniques of Kintsugi...absorbing and developing an understanding of the culture which created such a painstaking art.

  • said: Pleasant atmosphere; learning a new skill... Great teaching. Stimulating course - prompted me to develop the skills further.

  • said: Excellent short course, very well organised and taught. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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