Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop

Learn to repair broken ceramics with the beautiful kintsugi method.

2 hours Class size 1 to 10     label £55

Are you looking for some relaxing things to do in London? Come and enjoy the mindful benefits of kintsugi as you fix broken pottery with beautiful gold veins.

Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese mending method that doesn't hide the cracks but highlights them using a fine gold substance. It comes from the wabi-sabi philosophy of embracings flaws and imperfections. During this two-hour kintsugi class you will discover more about this wonderful Japanese art, its rich history, and the value of making something broken whole again.

All the materials you need are provided from the broken ceramics to the epoxy glue and putty you will use to put it back together. You can also bring along any broken pieces you have and mend them, building your knowledge so you can apply this technique to your daily life.

You'll be guided through this intriguing and calming process by Alice, a talented artist and keen supporter of kintsugi and the philosophies behind it. She approached kintsugi as a way of preserving the many items she (and her cat) have dropped. Leaving her with plenty of broken ceramics that have been made more valuable by adding gold to them.

Alice will give you some advice on where to get materials for even more kintsugi at home so you can put your new amazing skills to good use. You can then go home with your own gorgeous piece of art.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners!
What you'll get
  • A bowl to repair and other materials supplied.
  • Your mended piece of art to take home.
What to bring
Your own item to repair if you wish.

Crate Brewery & Pizzeria - Unit 7 Queen's Yard, London, E9 5EN

Your teacher
Potters Thumb
Potters Thumb

4.8 (4)

Potters Thumb is a pottery studio based at the White Building in Hackney Wick. Founded by Mark Ciavola six years ago and originally based in Brighton, our new home in London is a fully functional, multi-use studio space offering five potters wheels, a pug mill, handbuilding facilities and kiln services.

Wanting to spread his love for ceramics, Mark founded Potters Thumb to make his work available to all those who appreciate hand thrown and hand made ceramic sculptures. With the new facilities, Potters Thumb can now also share the joy of clay work with others - whether you're a novice looking to get your hands mucky in one of our introductory classes, or a practiced ceramicist looking for a studio space to call home. Potters Thumb can offer something for everyone.

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Pascal Rez May 2022

It was fun to learn the art of Kintsugi and got to take away a nice bowl to remember the experience by. It could have had some info about the meaning behind why Kintsugi is important in Japan with some examples of different pieces. The space was a bit cosy for activity. Overall, it was a good and a new art form to try.

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop review by Pascal Rez

Sara Conza May 2022

I loved this workshop. Alice was really funny and made the whole experience very enjoyable.

Amy Regul Apr 2022

Had a great time in the workshop, teacher was friendly and informative. I was able to create something very nice with her help!
Was also really helpful how she talked about what supplies to use and where to get them, so that I can easily continue kintsugi at home.

Pottery workshop review by Amy Regul

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