Learn how to mend once loved china and earthenware in this mindful introduction to the Japanese menthod of Kintsugi.
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Relaxing, creative class
Suitable for all levels
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WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Kintsugi, the Japanese art of embracing your imperfections. Learn how to mend once loved china and earthenware in this mindful introduction to the Kintsugi method. The visible repairs are seen as part of the history of an object, highlighting the cracks and symbolising fragility, strength and beauty. This golden repair is called Kintsugi.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS WORKSHOP?
The idea of this workshop is to repair a loved item, joining together the fractures using the Japanese Kintsugi method - applying the resin glue to the broken sections and making it whole once more. The imperfections aren’t to be hidden but embraced! The Kintsugi method celebrates the beauty of the scars in an object and recognises that the history should be shown and not hidden. Choose your broken porcelain (vase, bowl, plate or cup), and be taken by our resident Indytute expert, step by step through the technique of mending each section piece by piece. This is very much a thoughtful and methodical process….not to be rushed, where each piece is applied and repaired carefully.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
The Indytute will provide all the kit needed for this workshop: You can bring your own china but we can't guarantee it'll be finished on time as the process needs to be done with patience. The class is two hours and is held on alternate weekday evenings or Saturday day. Location is Kensal Rise (a couple of stops from Paddington) or central London.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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