LCW21 Incense Workshop : The Art of Scent
This year for London Craft Week, at wagumi we will offer two series of workshops. One will be in kintsugi, the traditional method of ceramic repair. The other is in the processes behind Japanese incense.
Incense in the air, provides a classic smell of Japan when it is present at temples, shrines, and simply to light the home. Japan has a lively industry in scent, with many small and medium sized companies working on their own variations of perfumed wood sticks.
Our workshops will be a collaboration with Kunjudo, a traditional maker of incense based on the island of Awaji in the Japanese inland sea.
Using a pestle and mortar participants will be able to build their own scent and colour combinations, make their own incense and take home the output of their work. The workshop will last approximately 45 minutes, and will include an introduction to incense, and instruction from wagumi staff on the process of creation. While informative on an element within Japanese craft and culture, the workshops will also be fun and accessible to almost any age group.
12:00:12:45 / 13:00-13:45 / 15:30-16:15 / 16:30-17:15 / 17:30-18:15
*Each Session will take 45 minutes approximately.
*Note on Covid19*
The workshops we are organising for London Craft Week will be held in accordance with government guidance, and Covid security policy at wagumi.
We will use a unit in addition to our normal one in the Oxo Tower to create more space for the workshops, and no participants from different households will be sat in proximity to one another. We will have perspex sheets, and of course, wagumi staff, will wear masks, and regularly sanitise their hands. All tools used in the workshops will be sanitised before and after use. We will ventilate the room, and ensure an air flow.
We ask that participants do not attend if they feel unwell, or are required to self-isolate, and will provide refunds to those in these circumstances. We also ask that all participants wear masks, and will provide masks for anyone unable to bring one with them. We will also provide disposable gloves, as we would in any case for kintsugi. For the purpose of contact tracing we will retain the contact details provided by participants for a period after the workshops.
The safety of customers and staff at wagumi is our absolute priority.