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

-Learn simple restoration techniques (1 or 2 broken pieces glued together)
-Learn all steps to complete Kintsugi pottery
-Understand the purpose of applying natural fillings (Urushi) for creating the layer and smooth surface.
-Get hands-on experience with ancient techniques for a unique finish

Please note, kintsugi pottery with modern techniques are not food safe due to the use of artificial glue

  • No prior skills required
  • A pottery for kintsugi not included

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

-Learn gluing multiple broken pieces together
-Apply natural fillings (Urushi) using proper drying processes (duration and environment) to achieve perfect fillings as a foundation.
-Perform same process as authentic method to finish golden lines
-Achieve an appearance that closely resembles authentic kintsugi methods.

Please note, even we will covered the Kintsugi lines by natural materials (Urushi), however, it is still not food safe due to the use of artifical glue

  • 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

What will you gain from our workshops?
1st session: Explore the history of Kintsugi
2nd session: Discover various types of urushi
3rd session: Summary of Kintsugi techniques
4th session: Explore various types of gold for Kintsugi

(Practical part) – Experience all steps involving urushi, from gluing to creating multiple layers and sprinkling gold powder (brass powder). Embrace the most traditional and natural methods.

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, reference materials, 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
  • 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.

Important Price Change Notice

Please be advised that prices may be adjusted in July. However, early registration guarantees that you will secure the current price, even if your attendance is scheduled for after the price change.

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. 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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Authentic Kintsugi workshop

✔Love it ✔Good quality ✔Good value for money ✔Want to recommend to my friends and family

The Authentic Kintsugi Workshop was excellent: Yuki explained the principles and philosophy very well and provided a warm and inspiring environment. The Kintsugi Kit is great as well!

Jeanette

Authentic Kintsugi workshop

✔Love it ✔Good Quality ✔Want to repeat

It is a great experience! A journey through the repairing broken pieces also makes you aware of the work it takes to make something and thus values even more the experiences we share with objects and people.

Eduardo Maschio

Authentic Kintsugi workshop

✔Love it ✔Good Quality ✔Want to recommend to my friends and family

I loved it and I am so excited to do Kintsugi again !

Rachel

Authentic Kintsugi workshop

✔Love it ✔Exactly as described ✔Want to recommend to my friends and family

Merci pour la présentation détaillée et complète des techniques du kintsugi traditionnel. J’ai découvert avec cette technique non seulement un moyen de réparer des pièces de céramique mais aussi comment décorer. C’est une technique qui m’a apportée beaucoup plaisir et de calme et de confiance car le résultat est magnifique. Merci encore.

Claire

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