LCW23 Repair and Grow at wagumi (Kintsugi workshop)

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For London Craft Week 2023 wagumi will offer kintsugi workshops.

Kintsugi gives broken ceramics a beautiful afterlife. It is a process that uses lacquer, sealants and metal powder to trace the lines of a breakage, and create something new. More than a simple act of restoration, kintsugi makes a feature of the cracks formed in a moment of chance. This touches on classic concepts in the Japanese decorative arts, such as the impermanence of things, and beauty in imperfection.

Kintsugi practitioner Iku Nishikawa leads the workshops, and is able to instruct in the principles and techniques of kintsugi.

Held in two formats, the workshops offer either a simple introduction to kintsugi, or more bespoke advice for individual pieces. The first format sees small group workshops held at wagumi, to provide entry-level instruction. Including some shortcuts, the sessions are intended as a first encounter with a deeper art. This style of workshop allows participants to work on Japanese ceramic fragments, that they are then able to keep. Kintsugi kits will be available to purchase after the lesson. The second format offered this year is one of bespoke repair. Here participants are free, with prior consultation, to bring their own ceramics pieces to work on. The instructor provides advice on how to repair these individually brought pieces, within a two-hour intensive class. A kintsugi kit is included within the ticket price of this workshop type. 

Workshop Details

1) Introductory Kintsugi Workshop

Ticket fee: £70. Ticket pice includes a small Japanese plate to work on and keep, as well as materials and instruction within the workshop.  Kintsugi kits for home use will be available for purchase.

Date: Thu 11th, Sat 13th and Sun 14th May.  
12:00-13:30 / 14:30-16:00 / 16:30-18:00

Capacity : 6 seats/ session.


2) Intensive Kintsugi Workshop <NEW>

Tickets fee : £140.

Date: Sat 13th May 12:00 - 14:00

Capacity: 4 seats / session

With this format of workshop participants are free to bring pieces that they wish to repair, subject to prior consultation.  The ticket price includes consultation, tutored repair and a kintsugi set to take home.  The lesson time is two hours. 


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