@ Sydney Craft Week 2018

KINTSUGI – the Golden joinery of creative restoration

Kintsugi is a century-old Japanese craftwork where broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using lacquer and gold based on the philosophy  of Wabe Sabi finding beauty in imperfection.

The process transforms much loved, worn items into a beautifully crafted, new piece of art. It is a chance to live more sustainably and to rescue objects which would otherwise be discarded.

In the recent years the Kintsugi craftsmanship has been influencing on Modern art around the world.

In this workshop, you will learn introductory technique of “Modern Kintsugi”, putting provided two broken parts together. The process follows the same principal using more accessible alternative materials which enables us to complete the whole process within the class.


Location: Monster Mouse Studios

Dates and booking : TBA 
 4 hours including tea break.
Cost:  $95 per person 

Capacity: Maximum 5 people
Age: 18 +



Kids Mosaic Tile Art

 Children will choose the recycled mosaic tiles of different colours and shapes with their imagination, puzzle them together to create beautiful one of a kind coasters / plates to take home.

All tiles and mosaics are salvaged from renowned ceramic region of Tajimi Japan. We will talk about Japanese philosophy of “mottainai” which means “don’t waste”, to lean sustainable living.

The process involves from choosing tiles, gluing them onto the prepared surface, grouting and finishing of the tile surfaces.

Please note that we will be using synthetic glue and cement based grout.

Location: Monster Mouse Studios

Dates and booking : TBA
 2.5 hours including tea break.
Cost: $55 per child
Capacity: Maximum 5 children
Age: 6 to 18 years old.

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