Rakugi Pottery Workshop: Precious Scars X Cernamic

Discover the enjoyment of mending, crafting, and relaxing on this meditative journey.



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8     label £75
Cernamic Deptford and Precious Scars Studio are collaborating to offer a one-of-a-kind crafting experience. In this immersive class, you'll not only learn the delicate techniques of repairing Raku-fired ceramics but also uncover the rich history entwined with the art of kintsugi. Our expert instructor will guide you through the meditative process, allowing you to witness the seamless fusion of craft and history.
You will choose a Raku pot handmade by one of Cernamic's expert potters and bring home a unique piece of art! You will be guided through the process of either gintsugi (silver repair) or kintsugi (gold repair) using genuine precious metals.
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 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 with your personal mending touch.
Immerse yourself in a beautiful Japanese method with this kintsugi class in London.

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.
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
A completely repaired Raku pot to take home.
 
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

Cernamic Deptford - London, SE8 4DF, England

Right next to Deptford Bridge DLR and close to New Cross Station

Rakugi Pottery Workshop: Precious Scars X Cernamic location
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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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