6-Session Kintsugi Course

Learn the intricacies of the Japanese art of mending with gold.

6 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 8     label £325 Now £300
Order on or before 21 Jul, for a discounted price of £300 per guest (usually £325).

In this 6-session kintsugi course, designed for artists, craftspeople, and curious lifelong learners, you'll embark on a transformative journey into the heart of the Japanese art of kintsugi. Led by our experienced instructor, Kira Smith, a seasoned kintsugi practitioner with over 6 years of expertise and more than a year of teaching experience, you'll discover not only the craft of kintsugi but also its profound philosophy.
Course highlights:
  • Gain hands-on experience in the art of kintsugi using modern materials that faithfully replicate urushi lacquer.
  • Delve into the rich philosophy behind kintsugi, understanding how it celebrates imperfections and the beauty of resilience.
  • Enjoy a small, intimate class size of just 8 people for personalized guidance and support.
  • Explore the complete kintsugi process, from broken pottery to restored masterpiece, following the footsteps of traditional artisans.
  • Bring your own broken piece to repair and transform into meaningful gift or cherished personal item (ceramic options will also be provided).
  • You will be able to choose from different finishes, fine silver or 23k gold.
  • No prerequisites required; this course is ideal for those looking to deepen their craft.
This course offers a unique opportunity to not only master the practical art of kintsugi but also to uncover its profound cultural significance and history. Repair and transform something meaningful to you while learning skills that will last a lifetime.
Join us on this extraordinary journey to embrace imperfection and celebrate resilience through the art of kintsugi.
Important to consider:
These repairs will not be food safe and only recommended for display purposes.
What you'll get
A completed kintsugi repair to take home with you.
What to bring
One broken item
Ceramics will be provided if you do not have a broken Item to repair but you are welcome to BYOB, (bring your own break!)
Session repeats

This class series runs over 6 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea, team building activity or hen do.

This would also be a fun gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.


Cernamic - London, SE8 4DF, England

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Picture this: I'm knee-deep in writing my master's thesis when a bowl crashes to the floor, seemingly of its own free will. Rather than tossing it aside, I felt an urge to repair it — a simple decision that would change the course of my career. Little did I know that this seemingly small craft project would ignite a lifelong passion for the art of kintsugi.
Teaching myself the intricacies of this Japanese practice became an obsession. I was drawn not just to the physical act of mending but also to the philosophy behind it — the idea that we can honor the cracks and breaks of an object and ourselves without erasing the history that put them there.
After my first successful repair, I found myself daydreaming about improving upon each subsequent piece, scouring charity shops for chipped ceramics to rescue and restore. My obsession eventually filled my room with beautifully revitalized treasures in need of new homes. It was during this journey that Precious Scars Studio was born. Over the past six years, I've been wholeheartedly immersed in the art of kintsugi, continuously refining my skills. Additionally, for a year and a half I taught kintsugi under another artist, cultivating an average 5-star rating for over 400 guests. In late 2023, I decided to start a new venture, under my own name, focusing on repairs using precious metals and delving deep into the historical intricacies of the beautiful art form.
Teaching kintsugi was something of an accident, but it turned out to be a delightful one. Sharing this craft with others, I discovered the joy of guiding them through their own creative journeys. What I hope people take away from my course is not just a beautifully repaired piece of art, but also the profound sense of pride that comes from knowing they did it with their own hands. Beyond that, I hope they leave with positive memories of learning this craft in the company of kindred spirits. Because kintsugi, to me, is not just about fixing ceramics — it's about embracing the beauty of resilience and cherishing the imperfections that make life, and art, truly extraordinary.

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