Kintsugi Workshop March 21, 2024
Thursday, March 21 from 6pm-8pm
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics by hi-lighting the cracks with gold — built on the notion that by embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger more beautiful piece.
Kintsugi translates as “golden joinery,” in Japanese. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to conceal or discard. There should be no attempt to hide or disguise the flaws.
Every break is unique and instead of repairing an item like new, this 500-year-old
technique actually celebrates the breaks as part of the oblects history.
Uplifting and hopeful, Kintsugi is an inspiring metaphor for dealing with the times we feel broken in life. It’s a reminder to find the gold to mend ourselves and appreciate our so called flaws.
This is a fun and inspiring 2.5 hour hands-on workshop where you will learn to repair and embellish two ceramic pieces in a modern version of Kintsugi.
During this workshop, the instructor will also touch upon the origins of Kintsugi and how it relates to the ancient Japanese philosophy or perspective on life known as Wabi-Sabi.
Provided in the workshop:
· Two small ceramic pieces to repair.
· All the material needed to complete your Kintsugi pieces.
· You’ll learn two distinct ways of highlighting the breaks of your ceramic pieces.
· Written instructions and materials supply list.