Modern Kintsugi Workshops
Repairing pottery with a contemporary twist
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.
Authentic Kintsugi Workshops
Preserving tradition with urushi
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)
Please read carefully regarding the condition of pottery for Kintsugi. This applies to both modern and authentic workshops.
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?
- Small bowls or plates
- Pottery in dark green or blue colors, as they complement the gold lines used in kintsugi
- 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.