You will learn how to repair ceramics with all natural materials, the Japanese traditional Kintsugi method.
Kintsugi (金継ぎ, gold joinery) is a 500+ years old Japanese traditional practice to repair ceramics/potteries. The traditional method uses all natural materials throughout the whole process. Repaired pieces will be food-contact safe, waterproof, and heatproof up to hot food temperature once the materials are completely cured. This sustainable method requires time to cure, that tells how Kintsugi was developed with Japanese tea culture in 15 century. One ceramic piece repair usually takes at least a few weeks, and a difficult piece would take a few months to a year.
The class will be taught by Emi Joyce: formerly a full-time bench jeweler and apparel designer, currently a Kintsugi restorer and natural dyer.
To register and for more details please click here.
10/22, 11/9, 11/12, 12/7, 12/10 – THESE DATES ARE ALL SOLD OUT
Wednesday class starts at 11:30 AM.
Saturday class starts at 12:30 PM.
*EXTRA CLASSES SCHEDULED!
Saturday, November 12, 3 – 5 pm
Saturday, December 10, 3 – 5 pm
The traditional Kintsugi class is for anyone who is over 18 years old.
More details will be emailed to participants who registered for a class.
The location is at Shogun’s Gallery – 1801 NW Upshur St. Suite #350 Portland Oregon 97209 (503-224-0328)
– You can take 2 sessions in a day if you have multiple projects. As every repair step requires a couple of days to dry the natural materials to go on to the next step, you can not work on different steps for one item. For example, you can glue for ceramic A and paint the glued joints for ceramic B. But you can not glue for A and paint the glued joints for A on the same day.