Kintsugi Workshop

An introduction to the techniques of repairing ceramics with gold for beginners.

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 14 (public classes), 4 to 16

label £46 - £55 (Earlybird price of £46 applies if you book into a public session 7+ days ahead)

If you have always loved the principles and aesthetic of Kintsugi repair but haven't had the time to learn or haven't known where to begin, this workshop is for you! Kintsugi, the art of 'golden joinery', originated in Japan and has since been practised and taught for over 600 years. Embracing the tradition of highlighting imperfection instead of disguising it, traditional Kintsugi uses gold and lacquer to mend broken ceramic objects.
This specially designed two-hour taster session, taught in the heart of Stoke Newington, will have you better understanding Kintsugi fundamentals. After this session, you will come away with a beautiful mended object (or two!) which will make a gorgeous keepsake for yourself or a gift for someone you luv.
Hosted at the stunning Cernamic studios, you will be taught by a trained historic crafts conservator with knowledge and experience in both Japanese lacquerware and Kintsugi repair methods. All materials will be supplied, including one piece of reclaimed stoneware provided by Cernamic studios. You can also bring along your own broken piece which we will assess together and then repair if time allows. Time to pull out Grandma's teacup and saucer that you accidentally broke 2 years ago and have been hiding ever since!
For this course, modern repair materials will be used in combination with historic materials for a stunning result. Kintsugi Repair kits will also be available for purchase so that you can continue the practise at home or gift them for the holidays!
Please note:
  • Items repaired in this workshop will not be food safe due to some of the quick-setting materials used and will be for display only.
  • Studio is ground floor and wheelchair accessible.

Save £9 per guest, when you book 7+ days before a class
Knowledge required
No prior experience required.
What you'll get
  • All materials needed
  • 1 piece of reclaimed pottery or glazed ceramic to repair (but feel free to bring your own as well)
  • Beginners Kintsugi pamphlet & materials list
  • Tea and snacks
What to bring
Good spirit and curious minds!
Suitable for

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

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.


London, N16 6UP, England and 36a Windus Road, London, N16 6UP, England (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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The Salvage Company
The Salvage Company

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The Salvage Company is an East London Based multidisciplinary studio with a focus on historic crafts. Keeping these traditional methods alive and kicking through teaching, workshops, and projects throughout London and the UK is what fuels our tank. Presently offering beginners workshops in Kintsugi repair.
Founded by Cody Deane Cochrane, a historic conservator who holds an Hons BA in Historic Conservation from City & Guilds of London Art School, as well as a diploma in Fine arts from the Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto. Cody formerly owned and operated The Chief Salvage Company in Canada, specialising in antiques and oddities from the southern United States.

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