Kintsugi Ceramic Repair Workshops

Muneaki Shimode, Takahiko Sato
Event date
7 Nov 2015 to 14 Nov 2015
Event time
13:00 - 16:00
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Venue details

Held in Museum Annexe, next to main entrance to Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
£60 (All materials provided)
Disabled access?
Booking required

Learn how to repair ceramics using the Japanese kintsugi method with Muneaki Shimode and Takahiko Sato, lacquerware artists from Kyoto. Kintsugi is the repair of damaged or broken ceramics using urushi lacquer and most commonly, gold powder. You will learn how to shape fills, join a broken ceramic using epoxy glue, apply urushi lacquer and dust on metal powder to achieve a kintsugi repair. Take home your completed plate in a box alongside a kintsugi kit with all the materials needed to repair your precious ceramics at home. Please note: Repairs will be made with bronze powder instead of a gold powder to keep the cost of the workshop to a minimum.