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Art Kintsugi - by Yoko Kawada

Mindful Japanese art of golden ceramic mending to give new life to a damaged piece.

  • From 180 Australian dollars
  • Soul Clay Studios

Service Description

This workshop will run once this year on Saturday 14 September 2024. Select date from calendar and choose either 10 am session or 3.30pm session. Kintsugi is a century-old Japanese craftwork where broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using lacquer and gold dust based on the philosophy of Wabi Sabi finding beauty in imperfection. The process transforms much loved, worn items into a beautifully crafted, new piece of art. It is a chance to live a more sustainable way and to rescue objects which would otherwise be discarded. In this relaxed workshop, you will learn the introductory technique of “Art Kintsugi” mending following 7 essential steps using modern accessible materials and bring home a piece of your own Kintsugi art. Workshop is approximately 3.5 hours Must be over 18 years old to attend. Morning tea is included. Not recommended if pregnant (due to some materials we use) Items to repair in the workshop are prepared (participants will not be repairing their own items brought in) About the presenter - Yoko Kawada Yoko studied interior design in London 1990s. During the time she also traveled extensively around the world which experience has let her to design and create her original range of interior products that narrate each local stories within, and embrace the surrounding space. She then moved her base in Sydney and set up her art studio where she designed SQUARE+ROUND Washbasin using porcelain tiles imported from Japan which was shortlisted for Etsy Awards in 2016. Her works combine elements of handcraft and material technology, an approach which reflects her cross-cultural background ”Unity of Opposites” wabi & sabi aesthetic, mathematical perfection, boldness and elegance, tradition and innovation, streamlines and curves….. Square and Round. Recent years, as well as collaboration with Tajimi tile artisans in Japan for a new product range, Yoko is expanding her creative skills and practicing Japanese traditional art and craft of Kintsugi and Makie which she also teaches in workshops. https://yokokawada.com/kintsugi/ .


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Please contact us to reschedule your session at least 3 days in advance. For all extentuating circumstances please call us to discuss.


Contact Details

  • 51 Rowlins Road, Gerringong NSW, Australia


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