Kintsugi for beginners 7th & 21st July

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Kintsugi for beginners 7th & 21st July

80.00

This is a 2-day introductory course to kintsugi: a Japanese way of mending broken ceramics with lacquer and gold. 

In traditional kintsugi, we use natural lacquer (urushi) and genuine gold. The genuine materials are harder to handle and costly when practising the technique. However I have not found a synthetic glue that can replace urushi to achieve a beautiful joinery, so even in this beginners session you will learn to use real urushi. 

To shorten the whole process of a few months to 2 weeks, we will use a new type of natural lacquer. 

You are welcomed to bring more than 1 item. Depending on the simplicity/complexity of the damage, we might be able to fix 2-3 pieces. 

The pieces should complete the whole. If there are missing pieces, we won’t be able to fix it completely in this short course. *Glueing and filling is different processes.

A damage in a narrow skinny shape might not be fixable. We will need to reach the damaged area with fingers.

Cracks on bigger items are not fixable in this short course, also if the piece has broken into too many pieces it will be difficult.

I will organise classes for more complex/bigger damages and the traditional kintsugi if you'd like to learn this further, but it is advisable to start with this course.

Duration: 3 hours, 10:00 - 13:00

Day 1: 7th July / preparation and gluing, groundwork

< 2 weeks for drying >

Day 2: 21th July / finishing

The venue: Unit 74 Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN

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