Introductory Kintsugi Workshop: Sydney Craft Week
Tuesday 27 August 2019
Kintsugi - the golden ceramic restoration - is the century-old Japanese art of repairing broken or cracked pottery with Japanese lacquer (Urushi) and powdered gold, silver, or platinum, giving a new life to when otherwise items would be thrown away. In the recent years this craftsmanship has been regarded as an important traditional art to influence on Modern art around the world.
At this workshop you will learn what they call Modern Kintsugi, which follows the principal and method of traditional Kintsugi using alternative materials which are less allergic and enable them to complete the whole process within the class.
They will start from joining the broken pieces together, reconstruct missing fragments, paint over and seal the cracks with Urushi lacquer and finishing with golden sprinkle over the lacquer surface.
Kintsugi express Wabi-Sabi philosophy, an embracing of imperfection and inner beauty, whilst appreciating artefact’s history and personal memories.