What will I learn?
The art of Kintsugi embodies new beauty made through imperfections. It’s an artistry of mending broken pieces through gold, symbolically representing how brokenness in our lives can transform to places of beauty. Instead of hiding chipped and broken parts, when imperfections are pronounced, symbolising the light, you behold something that’s more beautiful. It’s an art form of mending to make new.
In this “Kintsugi Experience” we’ll share a time of personal reflection with one another and beholding as we apply Kintsugi techniques to a vessel we’ve brought with us.
What do I need to bring?
All participants are encouraged to bring their own broken vessel (not glass) and will receive an official Academy Kintsugi Kit worth £40 with all the materials that are needed. The kit also allows individuals to further develop their own Kintsugi practice beyond this experience.
Try not to break anything just for this experience but begin to look for precious personal items you already own that are chipped or already broken.
No previous experience necessary.
The cost of the workshop covers all the materials required as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks etc. Aprons are available for use.
About your tutor
Jon White is a Cornish artist who trained under world renowned artist Makoto Fujimura in both his New York and Los Angeles studios and in 2022 became the UK’s first certified Kintsugi instructor through Academy Kintsugi. Having lived in the USA and also France, the importance of understanding different cultures inspires Jon’s paintings which will be on display in the gallery at the time of the workshop.
Entrance is via the Inspire Makers shop. The workshop space is on the ground floor, however there is a step up from the shop to the back rooms. As it is a Grade II listed building, some doorways and spaces are narrow and may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
Please contact us before booking if you have any physical limitations which might impede your participation in and enjoyment of the class.
How to Book
Please note: you must be over 16 years of age to attend this class.
**This workshop will run with a minimum of 4 people. If you have purchased a date and there are no other bookings you will be contacted and offered another date or refund.
Bookings are closed for this event.