Yoko Kawada - An introduction to the mindful Art of Kintsugi SOLD OUT

Regular price $180.00 AUD

Date: 6th July, 2024

Time: 12pm

Duration: 4hrs

About the workshop

In this 4 hr workshop Yoko Kawada brings us the Art of Kintsugi, the mindful Japanese art of mending and a way of giving a new life to broken objects.Kintsugi is a century-old Japanese craft where broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using ancient Urushi 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

Workshop structure

Participants will learn the introductory technique of Art Kintsugi mending following 7 essential Kintsugi steps using safe and accessible materials (epoxy, lacquer and gold metal powder as an alternative to Urushi and 24K gold) and bring home a piece of your own Kintsugi art.

Yoko will talk about the history of Kintsugi the importance to culture and philosophy behind the practice as well as the ancient materials and tools used. The workshop is designed for the participants to be able to start practicing kintsugi on their own project using the skill learnt in the class.


All materials and tools used in the workshop will be provided including a small prepared ceramic piece suitable for the workshop . Light refreshments


No experience necessary

Participants must be over 18 years old. Not recommended for pregnant persons


What to bring

Apron or old clothes and Water bottle