Kintsugi is century-old Japanese craftwork where broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using lacquer and gold dust based on the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi; finding beauty in imperfection.
The process transforms much loved, worn items into a beautifully crafted, new piece of art. It is a chance to live a more sustainable way and to rescue objects which would otherwise be discarded.
You will learn the introductory technique of “Art Kintsugi” mending with modern accessible materials and bring home a piece of your own Kintsugi art.
You will need to be 16+ years to attend. If you are pregnant it is also not advised that you attend.
Location:Unit 4/18 Bluett Drive, Smeaton Grange
3 hours of guided art Kintsugi workshop with Yoko Kawada
A Latara Ceramics dish for use in your kintsugi practice.
Your Kintsugi piece to take home on the same day
Techniques and information on Kintsugi
Glassware & Ceramic cups to use on the day for water and tea
A clean apron to wear on the day
More about your host Yoko Kawada: Yoko Kawada (Art Kintsugi Sydney) Yoko is a Sydney based designer and maker, founder of “ Art Kintsugi Sydney” and “SQUARE + ROUND” Mosaic series.
Her work combines elements of handcraft and industrial production, reflecting the “Unity of Opposites” and her cross-cultural background. Her designs translate boldness and elegance, tradition and innovation, streamlined and curved, square and round.