Kintsugi for Beginners
October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
1-Day Workshop: Monday, October 30 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese art form in which gold is used to repair broken ceramics. The practice of Kintsugi highlights the break rather than erasing it and emphasizes that the break, or “trauma”, is what makes the ceramics more valuable and treasured. This workshop will focus on the healing process from trauma due to the pandemic through this art form. In this beginner’s workshop, participants will learn the basic technique of Kintsugi on a small porcelain plate or a small ceramic plate to understand the fundamentals of this process. All materials including adhesives in the workshop will be food-safe, and approved by the Japanese Government. We will also use an artificial Urushi (the natural resin collected from the lacquer tree) sap for this beginner’s class, which is safe to touch without allergy reactions.