Explore the world of Japanese craftsmanship through our upcoming Kintsugi and maki-e workshops in major cities across the Netherlands. Join us on a creative journey where tradition meets artistic expression, and participants can delve into the unique techniques of Kintsugi and maki-e.
In these workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the ancient art of Kintsugi, where broken pottery is transformed into new, beautiful pieces, celebrating the beauty of imperfection.
Additionally, discover the intricate art of maki-e, a traditional Japanese lacquerware technique enhanced with gold powder. Unleash your creativity as you embellish surfaces with exquisite designs, turning ordinary items into works of art.
Our workshops are designed to accommodate participants of all skill levels, providing a welcoming and inclusive environment. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, these hands-on sessions offer a unique chance to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Japan.
Workshop Locations & Workshop Tickets
We can organise the dates according to your schedule, however minimum number applies. (The minimum number is two for 1-Day and 2-Day modern kintsugi workshops and all maki-e workshops. The minimum number is one for 4-Day authentic kintsugi workshop)
Please note that workshops in locations other than Delft are scheduled only once a month. Additionally, the workshop may be canceled if we don’t reach the minimum number of 4 participants. In such cases, we kindly ask you to consider attending the Delft location or request a refund for the workshop fee.
All necessary tools are provided, so you only have to bring your broken pottery for the kintsugi workshop. If you don’t have a broken pottery piece, it is fine to bring a new one or we can provide it for you (additional cost €10) . In case you want to work on an unbroken piece, please do not break it yourself, but bring it in one piece instead. Kintsugi pottery repaired with the modern kintsugi method is not suitable for use with foods and drinks due to the use of artificial glue. I recommend using it as a decoration. If you would like to use it for food and drinks, an authentic kintsugi workshop is recommended. 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.