Sydney Botanic Garden Art of Kintsugi workshop 2023

Thank you for joining our  workshop with Foundation and Friends of Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and learnt the art of Kintsugi – Japanese art of ceramic mending.

We now know how to repair broken cermics, and a way to live sustainably whilst appreciating the time to be mindful. 

The dates for our next workshop in 2023 will be announced before the end of the year. Please keep your eye on the newsletter from the Botanic garden or contact me to put you in the list. 


Venue: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 

Date :  27th and 28th April 2023   10am 

(refreshments and lunch included)

Booking  : Coming soon


About the Workshop

In this step by step hands-on workshop, you will learn the fundamental skill of Art Kintsugi method, following the principal of ancient Kintsugi utilising more accessible alternative materials which enable us to complete the process within the class.

At the end of the  class, you will take home a piece of your own Kintsugi art.

Workshop is for over 18 years old.

What is Kintsugi?
Kintsugi is the century-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with Japanese lacquer (Urushi) dusted with powdered gold giving a new life to when otherwise items would be thrown away. In recent years this craftsmanship has been regarded as an important traditional art to influence on Modern art around the world.

Kintsugi express Wabi-Sabi philosophy, an embracing of imperfection, whilst appreciating artefact’s history and personal memories. Instead of disguising the damages and bringing them to the original state, Kintsugi emphasises the defects with gold, symbolises life.

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