Kintsugi: Japanese Ceramic Gold Repair

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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

<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

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

  • said: This was a great introduction with a perfect balance of practical and theoretical content.

  • said: Brilliant notes and instruction... loved the choice of plate... perfect... and the green tea.

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