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Description

Discover the art of Kintsugi restoration. Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese craft of restoring ceramics dating back to the 15th Century, in which chips, cracks or breaks are repaired by fusing the broken pieces together and sealing them using layers of Urushi lacquer, and finished with gold/bronze powder leaving a unique pattern on the surface that highlights the repair. Kintsugi adheres to the concept that something broken doesn’t have to be discarded but can be transformed into something beautiful, unique and often stronger than before. In this workshop you will be guided through the whole process from the initial breakage to gold application using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques resulting in a unique piece of Japanese pottery to take home. A range of ceramics will be available to choose from or you are welcome to bring your own piece with you, whether it be a treasured item that is already broken and in need of repair or a piece you would like to break and transform. All other materials will be provided. There will be time within the class to talk about the history of Kintsugi, shown traditional, specialist methods of reparation that are rarely used in modern Kintsugi and during an interim break there will be refreshments and home made cake. Kintsugi is a beautiful craft and you will leave feeling it's meditative, therapeutic effects and with lots of new knowledge that may inspire a new hobby...and of course your own piece of Kintsugi pottery. Free parking available on site. The piece you produce is purely for decoration and display as it is not food safe due to the nature of the metallic powder used.

What's included in the price?

All materials provided.

Duration

3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Studio Kinkou

with Craft Courses since 2023

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I have been an artist for over 25 years with a specific interest in Japanese art and culture. This led me to discover the traditional crafts of Kintsugi, the repairing of broken pottery with gold, Shibori, indigo resist dyeing and Kurinuki single block clay carving. I love the meditative effect of these traditional crafts and the unique and often surprising results they produce. My little studio/workshop opened in 2021 and is situated in a converted stable in the grounds of Wolvey Hall, a Grade II listed building. The perfect place for creativity.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hen dos
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Venue

Wolvey Hall, 8 Hall Road, Wolvey, Leicestershire, LE10 3LG