Discover the Japanese art of kintsugi at this London pottery class and create a beautiful ceramic piece to take home. Kintsugi is an ancient art form that celebrates the Japanese philosophy of the beauty of imperfection. It involves putting broken pieces of pottery back together with gold, embracing the cracks to produce a beautiful piece of art. In this workshop, your experienced tutor will tell you all about the history and philosophy of kintsugi whilst taking you through the process of making your own kintsugi piece. Kintsugi is a perfect solution for a mistakenly broken treasured item, but to practice this art form you'll learn how to safely break pottery to practice mending it in the kintsugi way, without overdoing the cracks. You'll use a hammer and drill with plenty of support from your teacher. The gold of kintsugi is what makes it so beautiful and in the next stage of your craft class, you'll learn to use a micro metal mix with epoxy resin to create your gold solution. You'll then use this solution to fix together your broken pottery pieces, creating a wonderful piece of perfectly imperfect art. You'll finish this London kintsugi class with lots of new knowledge on kintsugi pottery and the ability to mend broken ceramic pieces. You'll also take away your own handmade piece of kintsugi art. Kintsugi is a therapeutic process and you'll feel a sense of calm and accomplishment as you finish this special workshop. Your finished piece is only for display not for food use, microwaves, ovens or the dishwasher.
I am a craftsman from the UK who dedicates all their time to Kintsugi welds. My journey began at college in 2012 where I learnt about different types of welding. Kintsugi seemed natural to me as I enjoy the art of imperfection. My team and I have been pioneering the Kintsugi industry, showing that we are capable of being a top performer with new innovative techniques. We wish to share our knowledge and give a memorable experience.
- A beautiful piece of kintsugi pottery made by you to take home. - All materials and equipment provided. - A talk about the history, art and philosophy of kintsugi.
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