Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm

Booking opens at 8pm on Tuesday 28th May

Fully booked, join the waiting list here.

*** Ticket bookings go live on Tuesday 28 May at 8pm. Due to the popularity of the workshops we can only allow two Festival of Stuff workshop bookings per person. ***

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered metals such as gold, silver, brass platinum etc.. Kintsugi is a very popular practice in Japan and can be seen to have similarities to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. Kintsugi usually takes three weeks to repair a small area and decorate with gold. This masterclass, led by Iku Nishikawa, is a beginners guide to kintsugi, and will take only a day to repair a damaged area plus a week of drying. Iku uses a few short cuts to allow beginners to create a finished project.

Please bring an plate or bowl with a simple break or chip that you would like to repair, and a plastic or cardboard box with a lid that can hold the object while it sets for a week. Anything cup-shaped, or plates or bowls that are broken in many different pieces will take too long to repair so are not suitable for this workshop. If you have a very special item that’s broken, bring this it along for Iku to advise on but do not use this for the masterclass itself.

Please be aware that your plate or bowl will not be completed by 2pm and you will need to take it home and finish the last steps of the making process one week later.

This workshop is part of the Festival of Stuff.


Images courtesy of Iku Nishikawa and WikiCommons (Bowl, 19th century, CH1834521).

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