Rakugi - Kintsugi Workshop

Join us to repair ceramics, understand the beauty within repairing, and give them a new purpose with gold!



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2 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 6 to 10 label £75

This is the one-and-only class in London where you repair our raku pots handmade by our studio's expert potters and bring home your unique piece! You will be walked through the process of repairing your own choice of pot and get help to achieve your amazing creations.

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with urushi lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum; the method is similar to the maki-e technique.

As a philosophy, kintsugi is similar to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, embracing the flawed or imperfect. Kintsugi can relate to the Japanese philosophy of mushin (無心, "no mind"), which encompasses the concepts of non-attachment, acceptance of change, and fate as aspects of human life.

Raku translates to the word "enjoyment". Enjoy the process of repairing! Rakugi (Raku-Kintsugi) will be one way you can make sure not only you have a unique ceramic piece but one of a kind in the world through this process after kintsugi it back together again.

Immerse yourself in a beautiful Japanese method with this kintsugi class in London.

What you'll get
Clay, aprons, and tools will be provided during the class, including a selection of pots to choose your favourite from. There will be other ceramics made by potters in the studio that you can choose to upgrade for an additional fee.

At the end of the class, you will be able to bring your selected piece home.
What to bring
  • Fingernails should be kept short for health and safety reasons.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a bit of clay on.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of the class, as this will allow you to sign in and not miss any demos.
  • No cancellations or reschedules allowed.
  • Cash or bank information for a transfer on the day to keep pieces.
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 team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hen do.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Stoke Newington 36A Windus road N16 6UP London

Rakugi - Kintsugi Workshop location
Your teacher

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A rare and hidden pottery Eden in the heart of east London, Stoke Newington. Cernamic studio in Stoke Newington was founded, created, and built during the first lockdown of the pandemic, through hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. Nam and Susi two professional ceramicists run this fun and affordable pottery studio open for everyone from all walks of life.

Nam Tran is an award-winning practitioner who gives lectures and demos at universities and exhibits internationally. A ceramic lecturer and head of the departments in design and multi-media with Kensington and Chelsea college. Nam specialises in wheel-thrown raku, bringing years of experience and craftsmanship to every object made.

Tran's work is focused primarily on exploring the physical properties of clay and material experimentation is a strong characteristic of his work. He has been developing making enclosed forms that are much stronger than open forms and therefore resonates well with the alternative firing technique he uses. His work is dominated by thrown pieces that subtly echo the urban roots and conceptual design. Nam Tran first made pots as a teenager on a wheel in his own bedroom and remembers being captivated by the experience. With his unique alternatives methods and approach to ceramics, Nam Tran identifies rules and manipulates and bends them.

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