Art of Maki-e workshop – Innter West Creative Trail

Please to annouce that we are participating in Inner West  Creative trails and tours – August 2022

Discover where art is made in the Inner West and explore hidden artists’ studios, independent galleries and quirky artist-run initiatives.

As a part of the event, we are hosting multiple workshops in  Monster Mouse Studios, Marrickville. 

Art of Maki-e workshop will be

13 August, 11am and 3pm. 

Venue: Monster Mouse Studios 

Cost: $30 per person (Subsidised by Inner West Council) 

Booking essential : Please contact

Must be 16 years above. 

Not suitable if you are pregnant, or sensitive to synthetic materials as epoxy, lacquer and solvent. 

What is Maki-e art? 

Maki-e is an ancient Japanese surface art decoration technique using lacquer and powdered gold, gold leaf or other metal to decorate traditional lacquerware.

It is also an essential part of Kintsugi mending process to finish the repaired ceramic surface in gold, to bring once damaged piece into a newbeautiful object.

 In this workshop, you will decorate a ceramic piece which was damaged and repaired, and need a final touch of beautiful decoration using metalic powder, following the Maki-e technique to create own Kintsugi piece to take home.

Alternative safe materials and gold tone metal powder will be used. 

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