Modern Kintsugi Workshops

Experience the beauty of urushi (Japanese lacquer) in our upcoming new version of the 1 Day Modern Kintsugi workshop starting in March 2024. Unlike conventional modern kintsugi methods that use only artificial glue, we incorporate authentic Urushi for fillings, providing an authentic taste of the craft. Following this, we apply a coat of SHIN Urushi, a golden paint, and finish it off with a sprinkling of exquisite brass powder. You will leave satisfied with both the experience of Kintsugi and the final product of your Kintsugi pottery from the workshop.

Please note that while the modern kintsugi method creates stunningly restored pottery, it is not suitable for use with foods and drinks.

Ramen bowl with HOKUSAI waves repaired with Kintsugi methods
  • One day experience
  • No prior skills required
  • A pottery for kintsugi not included

Take a two-sessions workshop to achieve more satisfactory results.

The workshop takes about 3 hours on the first day, 2 hours on the second day.

  • Learn how to make and apply fillings for Kintsugi
  • No prior skills required
  • A pottery for kintsugi not included
  • One day experience
  • No prior skills required
  • A pottery for kintsugi not included

Authentic Kintsugi Workshops

Our restoration process adheres strictly to the traditional methods of kintsugi, and employing authentic urushi (Japanese lacquer) throughout the restoration. This meticulous technique guarantees the utmost delicacy, and it allows safe use of restored potteries with both food and beverages.

The multi-session workshops are not held on consecutive days, but you can register for consecutive weeks. The first session takes 3 hours, while the other sessions take a shorter amount of time.(This is estimated time only)

White and blue noodle bowl repaired with Japanese restoration techniques

All materials and tools are provided, excluding the potteries to practice on.

  • 4 sessions of hands-on training
  • No skills required
  • A pottery for kintsugi not included
  • The textbook & digital hygrometer & thermometer included

Modules;

1: Simple cracks and chips
2: Construction of missing

  • 8 sessions of hands-on training
  • Learning more techniques
  • Each module comes with a pottery piece for restoration
  • The textbook & digital hygrometer & thermometer included

This course is perfect for craftsmen interested in mastering the kintsugi restoration method thoroughly. You can learn advanced techniques for restoring various types of pottery.

All materials and tools are provided, including the potteries to practice on.

Modules;

1: Simple cracks and chips
2: Construction of missing parts
3: Construction of pot spouts
4: Strengthening and repair of cup handles

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  • Practice at your own pace
  • Each module comes with a pottery piece for restoration
  • The textbook & digital hygrometer & thermometer included
  • Delft location only
  • You must have completed the”4-Days workshop”
  • You must have our “Authentic Kintsugi Kit”
  • We only offer authentic kintsugi sessions, not modern kintsugi.
Colourful handmade bowl repaired with kintsugi
Kintsugi plates repaired with Kintsugi
green & white pair cups repaired with kintsugi

Please bring your broken pottery for attdening the workshops except advanced and master course of authentic kintsugi workshops. If you have a new pottery, then please do not try to break it yourself; bring it unbroken.

What type of pottery is suitable for beginners to practice kintsugi?

Recommend:

  • Small bowls or plates
  • Pottery in dark green or blue colors, as they complement the gold lines used in kintsugi

Not recommend:

  • Cups with narrow openings
  • Unglazed pottery
  • Plant pot
  • Large plate/vase/pot exceeding 20 cm in diameter, especially if broken into more than 4 pieces

Please do keep in mind that you should not wash pottery fixed with the kintsugi technique in a dishwasher and should not use it with a microwave.


You must complete the payment at least 48 hours before the workshop begins. If you cancel within the 48 hours prior to the workshop, no reimbursement will be given. You can reschedule your workshop if you contact us 48 hours before the workshop begins. If you are ill or in an emergency situation, we can be flexible and handle each case individually.

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