Kintsugi Workshop: Healing Through Repair

6 August 2024
Tuesday 12 – 4pm
Jewish Museum of Australia

Join us in the mindful practice of mending broken objects, while finding beauty in imperfection.

Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese craft where broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using lacquer (tree sap) & gold dust. This ancient Japanese craft embodies the essence of repair and renewal, mirroring the Jewish principle of mending the world – Tikkun Olam. This workshop offers you an opportunity to live more sustainably & rescue objects that would otherwise be discarded.

Additional details

You will learn the introductory technique of Kintsugi, repairing ceramic objects by following 7 essential steps.

The workshop is designed to allow you to start practising your own project using the skills learnt in the class. All tools and materials we use in the class will be included in the price of your ticket, including use of epoxy, lacquer & gold metal powder as an alternative to Urushi and 24K gold.

Please note:

You cannot bring your own pieces to repaired during the group workshop. Ceramic objects will be provided.

You must be over 18 years old.

Not recommended for pregnant person.

No food/alcohol allowed during the workshop.

Image: Courtesy of Yoko Kawada.

Cost

$162 JMA Members
$180 Non-Members