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Kintsugi ceramic mending class

An exclusive opportunity to learn the art of Kintsugi,

  • 120 Australian dollars
  • 7 clovelly road, randwick

Service Description

Yoko Kawada has partnered with local ceramicist Batch Ceramics to present an exclusive opportunity to learn the art of Kintsugi, the Japanese technique of upcycling damaged ceramics. This workshop embraces a zero-waste ethos with a focus on stepping back from the chaos of uncertain times, to slowly mend, recreate what is broken and appreciate the beauty that can be found within imperfection. Each student will be repairing a small ceramic piece that Yoko has prepared. You will learn the fundamental basics of the Art Kintsugi method, and take the completed item home. About Kintsugi: Kintsugi - golden ceramic mending - is the century-old Japanese art of repairing broken or cracked pottery with natural lacquer (Urushi) and powdered gold, giving a new life to items that would otherwise be thrown away. The mending process takes days or weeks, and requires the mender to slow down, be patient. It is almost a meditation. The Art Kintsugi method follows the principles of traditional kintsugi, step by step, using alternative materials such as resin and gold brass powder, which are more accessible and enable the completion of the process within one workshop. Kintsugi is an expression of Wabi-Sabi philosophy, an embracing of imperfection, whilst appreciating the artifact’s history and the owner’s personal memories. Instead of disguising the damage by bringing the item to its original state, kintsugi emphasizes the blemish by decorating the broken lines with golden resin. The object’s life does not simply end – it is revived with the Japanese mentality of “Mottai Nai” (don’t waste). When: Sunday 6 September and Sunday 13 September, meet at 7 Clovelly Road Randwick at 10:00 Cost: $120 You get: A 3-4 hour Art Kintsugi workshop with Yoko Kawada, including all materials, a ceramic piece to repair, tea and refreshments. Notes:  Attendees must be over 16 years old.  This workshop is not suitable if you are pregnant.  Some materials used for Art Kintsugi contain synthetic ingredients, therefore the repaired items are not recommended with food/drink. Also not suitable as a vase in which water is kept. This is a small event with a maximum of 5 places. Full payment is required to hold your place. As supplies are ordered specifically for this event, there are no refunds for change of mind. If the event cannot go ahead due to government regulations it will be rescheduled. 7 Clovelly Road follows strict COVID precautions. Please do not attend this event if you are sick

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