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☆ Beginner’s (Modern) Kintsugi Workshop  (1.5~2 hours)  $120 P/P

In this beginners class you will learn some of the basic techniques of Kintsugi, similar to those used throughout its 500 year history. In this class modern materials are used so it can be learnt by anyone with ease.

Please click here for more details of Beginner’s Kintsugi Workshop


☆ Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course (1.5~2 hours x 3 lessons) $385 P/P

In this course, you are able to learn Kintsugi, which is mostly the same technique which was used 500 years ago.   This course also able you to feel the “beauty of imperfection” and the philosophy behind Kintsugi, which would be a perfect break from the busy lifestyle most people have today.

We are the only class  that provides a course where students are able to master the traditional art of Kintsugi in only 3 lessons.

Please click here for more details of Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


☆ Weekend Intensive : Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course  (1.5~2 hours x 3 lessons) $385 P/P

This course is same course as one above, and perfect for who lives outside of Sydney and the person who is busy with a weekday.  You can learn Traditional Kintsugi over the weekend (2 lessons on Saturday and 1 lesson on Sunday)

Please click here for more details of Weekend Intensive: Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course


Kintsugi Dojo (道場)  (1 session 2 hours) $44 P/P or $198 for 5 sessions

Upon completion of the Traditional Kintsugi Basic course, you can step up to the more advanced “Kintsugi Dojo”.  Please bring your own plates or bowls you’d like to repair. You can also create your own Kintsugi Art at Dojo.


Kintsugi Accessory Course for Beginner’s  (2 hours) $88P/P

In this beginner’s class, you will learn some of the techniques of Kintsugi and basic knowledge required for making accessories.  You will make two pieces ether
– One pair of pierced earrings (or ear clips)  or
– One pendant top and one brooch

Please click here for more details of Kintsugi Accessory course


 Kintsugi Class in Melbourne←Please click here !

Beginner’s (Modern) Kintsugi Workshop

You will learn about the wonderful art of Kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer with gold, platinum or silver, which dates back to 15th century Japan.
The philosophy of Kintsugi is that an object is sometimes broken. However, this is part of its life, and rather than throw it away it can be repaired and the cracks remain to show its history.

This is a beautiful art to learn while also helping with sustainability as you are not throwing things away!

In this beginners class you will learn some of the basic techniques of Kintsugi, similar to those used throughout its 500 year history. In this class modern materials are used so it can be learnt by anyone with ease.


Course schedule

Sydney CBD City Class

Weekdays  10:30~, 13:30~,  18:00~
Sat   13:30~
Sun  10:30~   13:30~

Address: Suite 402, 235 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000


Artarmon Saturday Morning Class

Sat 10:00~

Address: 28 Elizabeth Street, Artarmon, NSW 2064


Duration  time  :   1.5 to 2 hours

Cost :   A$120

You can get

  • Much knowledge of the Kintsugi
  • A beautiful Repaired Kintsugi plate
  • A Small easel to display the Kintsugi
  • Original Textbook
  • Substitute gold Powder

How to book ?

Please see dates, reviews and book at ClassBento

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by Email: kintsugi2000@gmail.com


Teacher

Jun Moooka and Team of Kintsugi Australia (Hitomi, Kimie and Kumi)

About Jun Morooka

Jun was born in Tokyo in 1959, and came to Australia in 1984.  He stayed a year and became fan of Australia. After he went back to Japan, he took the national qualification of a cook, then migrated to Australia in 1987. One of reasons he decided to move was because he wanted Australians to know more about Japan, Japanese culture, especially Japanese food. Jun’s dream has come true in 2008, he finally owned a busy Japanese restaurant.

He came across the art of Kintsugi when he watched the Japanese TV.  At that time many plates were broken in his restaurant, and he thought that Kintsugi was a good method to repair them !

During his self studying of Kintsugi, he was also fascinated by philosophy of Kintsugi !

An object is sometimes broken. however, this is part of its life, and rather than throw it away it can be repaired and the cracks remain to show its history. We can repair not only broken objects, but also deep sorrow, broken heart, relationship, our health by something else. Kintsugi is just like our life, exactly the same !

He bought a Kintsugi-kit online and tried to do it by himself, but the result was not satisfy enough. He looked for Kintsugi master in Australia but couldn’t find any, then decided to go to Japan to learn it.

He went Japan 2-3 times a year. He began leaning Kintsugi seriously start in 2015.

Jun sold his restaurant in 2017 and flew to Japan to pursue the art of Kintsugi for one year. He has been studying under 5 different Masters of Kintsugi across Japan since 2015.

Interestingly, each master has a different approach and using slightly different technique.  He also found that he couldn’t get materials here in Australia. Some materials Jun put them together, studied and established his own method.  In 2018, he founded Kintsugi Australia to spread the knowledge beauty of Kintsugi to Aussies and the world.

☆ Jun is a lecturer at the Sydney Community College Kintsugi workshop!

☆ Jun was featured on ABC NEWS
Kintsugi teaches that broken is still beautiful — and it can transform how we see ourselves

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-30/kintsugi-japanese-art-form-broken-but-beautiful/10590582


 Jun’s Kintsugi Art

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Review from Students

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David Wan   Apr 2019
An enjoyable and fantastic experience! I would definitely recommend this to all my friends. Jun (the teacher) is very kind and friendly, leading you through the history, philosophy of Kintsugi with detailed and patient instructions for your hand-on experience. After 2 hours of workshop with chatting and laughing, you will have your own beautiful Kintsugi ceramics, a piece of art that you can display or use. And after the beginner workshop, now I feel like I can repair my family and my friends’ broken ceramics. I certainly enjoyed the entire experience, including the lovely tea break and Japanese cookies!             



Weekend Intensive traditional Kintsugi Basic Course

This class is perfect for who lives outside of Sydney and the  person who is busy with a weekday. Many people have already come to learn Kintsugi from all over Australia (VIC, QLD, SA, NT, WA).

This intensive two-day weekend course for beginners, you will be guided by Master of Kintsugi Jun Morooka and learn how to repair pottery using the traditional Japanese Kintsugi method.
 
This technique is perfect to restore your favourite items instead of throwing them away, which contributes to a zero waste lifestyle while keeping a beautifully restored and now unique piece.
 
The classes will consist of lots of instruction and practical making time. You will leave this intensive workshop with lots of experience  as well as the tools, information and written materials necessary to continue to work on new projects at home.

City Class only
 
Address: Suite 402, 235 Clarence Street,Sydney 2000 NSW
 

The schedule for each weekend is as follows
 
Day 1 (Saturday)
Traditional Kintsugi Lesson 1
13:30 〜 15:15
 
Traditional Kintsugi Lesson 2
15:30 〜 17:00
 
Day 2 (Sunday)
Option 10:30 ~ 12:30
Modern Kintsugi (option$120)  or
Kintsugi Accessory (option$88)
 
Traditional Kintsugi Lesson 3
13:30 〜15:15
 
 
We can also arrange the course on weekday, please feel free to contact us.
 
There are  cases in which the schedule might be changed without advanced notice.

Duration  time  :   Each lesson takes about 1.5-2 hours


Cost :   A$385

You can get

  • A beautiful Repaired Kintsugi plates
  • Special black box with your name & Traditional orange cloth
  • Textbook
  • Substitute gold Powder
  • Certificate of completion

Option

Original Kintsugi Kit $88 ( valued at $110)

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How to book ?

Please make a booking by Email kintsugi2000@gmail.com

Please write
1、your name,
2、Date and time,
3、Contact number
4、How many people
5、Method of payment.


How to pay ?
Please make a bank transfer one week before the course start date.


Cancellation policy
Please read this page


Teacher        Jun Morooka

 

We can hold the Kintsugi 2-day course in your city if we have the following number of students:

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Canberra: 6 people
Brisbane and Melbourne: 8 people
Tasmania, Adelaide Alicesprings: 10 people
Perth, Darwin:  15 people
 
 

Review from Students
 
 
 
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                              Jane & Anaabbel from Melbourne (attended July 2019)
 
 
Having always been fascinated by the philosophy of Kintsugi that something broken can be reassembled “to be even more beautiful” we made a trip to Sydney and enrolled in a 2day intensive course with Jun.
 
We had a fabulous couple of days – we were greeted with a warm welcome and our Kintsugi materials were well organised and waiting for us on our desk so we could get to work.
 
Jun explained the techniques clearly and thoroughly and provided written instructions as well. He was alongside us whilst we worked giving us encouragement and tips along the way. We now feel equipped and confident to practice these techniques at home and are so glad we came and did the course.
 
Both of us returned to Melbourne feeling refreshed and relaxed
 
Thankyou to Hitomi for her warm hospitality- we loved the Japanese tea and biscuits and laughing and chatting with you both throughout the course. If you love Kintsugi- we can not recommend this course more highly.
 


Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course

Kintsugi” is a traditional Japanese technique used to repair broken ceramics, which has been practiced for over 500 years.
 
In this course, you are able to learn Kintsugi, which is mostly the same technique which was used 500 years ago.
 
This course also able you to feel the “beauty of imperfection” and the philosophy behind Kintsugi, which would be a perfect break from the busy lifestyle most people have today.
 
We are the only class  that provides a course where students are able to master the traditional art of Kintsugi in only 3 lessons.
 
There are several lessons held everyday, so students can choose a date and time that suits them.
 
Below are the schedules:
 Weekdays: 10:30am, 1:30pm, 6:00pm (suitable for people who have a day-job)
 
Weekends: 1:30pm
Each lesson is approximately 2 hours, depending on the students.
 
After completing this course, you will be able to participate in the Kintsugi Dojo

City Class only

Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,  10:30~, 13:30~,  18:00~

Sat   13:30~
Sun 10:30~   13:30~

Address: Suite 402, 235 Clarence Street,Sydney 2000 NSW


Duration  time  :   1.5 to 2 hours


Cost :   A$ 385

You can get
1, Much knowledge of the Kintsugi
2, A beautiful Repaired Kintsugi plates
3, Special black box with your name & Traditional orange cloth
4, Textbook
5, Substitute gold Powder
6, Certificate of completion

Option Kintsugi Kit $88 ( valued at $110)

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How to book ?

Please make a booking by Email      kintsugi2000@gmail.com

Please write
1、your name,
2、Date and time,
3、Contact number
4、How many people
5、Method of payment.


How to pay ?
Please make a bank transfer one week before the course start date.


Cancellation policy

Please read this page


Teacher           Jun Morooka and Team of Kintsugi Australia

 

NEW CLASS!
Kintsugi Accessory Class

In this beginner’s class, you will learn some of the techniques of Kintsugi and basic knowledge required for making accessories.
You will make two pieces. Please choose from the below on the day:
– One pair of pierced earrings (or ear clips)
– One pendant top and one brooch

Teacher  Hitomi Moroka and Jun Morooka

Booking and Contact→ Kintsugiaccessory@gmail.com



Kintsugi Dojo and Advanced class

Upon completion of the basic Kintsugi course, you can step up to the more advanced “Kintsugi Dojo”.

Please bring your own plates or bowls you’d like to repair.  You can also create your own Kintsugi Art at Dojo.

Dojo is a ticket system. Please purchase 5 tickets at a time. →$198

One ticket is $44 for 2 hours per session.

You can use a card or bank transfer if you buy a five-ticket ticket.

If you buy one by one, it will be cash only.

It is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.

The material fee is not included in the Dojo fee.

We recommend purchasing a Kintsugi Kit $74.

You can also buy green tea bowls and dishes at the studio.

Mon, Thu,Fri,Sat ,Sun    10:30~12:30    13:30~15;30
Mon,Thur,Fri                      18:00~20:00

Please make a booking by Email
kintsugi2000@gmail.com


Address :  Suite402, 235Clarence street, Sydney 2000
TEL 02-9262-2258 /

Please note: It may be difficult to answer calls during class hours, so if you have any queries please email me at kintsugi2000@gmail.com

or Text message to 0418-175-507 (JUN), please !

Thank you very much.

Web : kintsugi-australia.com.au