Beginner's Gintsugi Workshop

Repair salvaged ceramics with precious metals.



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8     label £60 - £65 (£65 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £60 for 2+ guests)
In this beginner's gintsugi workshop, you'll have the opportunity to experience the captivating art of mending broken ceramics with silver. Gain an understanding of the ancient Japanese technique that beautifully repairs pottery while enhancing its aesthetic appeal. Gintsugi is the silver cousin of kintsugi, gold repair. Genuine 23k gold can be added to your experience upon request, but the tools and techniques do differ depending on the metal choice.
Upon entering the workshop, any fears or worries will instantly melt away as you embark on this exciting creative journey. Led by our experienced instructor, you'll be guided through a step-by-step process that demystifies the art of gintsugi.
Throughout the workshop, you'll work with a variety of materials to create your own one-of-a-kind gintsugi pieces. This includes genuine silver, handcrafted tools specifically designed for this art form, as well as salvaged ceramics from local studios. Don't worry if you've never attempted this technique before – this class is designed specifically for beginners. You'll be amazed at the sense of accomplishment you'll feel as you witness your broken ceramics transform into unique, beautiful artworks.
This hands-on experience will not only teach you the art of gintsugi, but it will also provide you with a newfound appreciation for the beauty of imperfections through the philosophy of wabi-sabi. By the end of the workshop, you'll have your own gintsugi creations to take home and proudly display.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn a fascinating new skill and explore your creativity. Join us for an unforgettable workshop where you'll discover the art of gintsugi and create stunning pieces that celebrate the beauty of imperfection.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.
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Add-on available for this class
  • Kintsugi (23k gold) (£20)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Beginner-Friendly
 
What you'll get
Repaired ceramic to take home with you.
 
What to bring
No Requirements
 
Suitable for

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 unique gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.

Location

2 Harton Street, London, SE8 4DF, England and London, SE8 4DF, England (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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Precious Scars Studio
Precious Scars Studio

5.0 (9)

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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