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Traditional kintsugi classes and tutorials
Classes and tutorials for traditional kintsugi methods, performed with urushi lacquer and powdered gold.
- Gen Saratani (New York City) – This studio performs traditional kintsugi repair and offers classes to those wishing to learn the traditional technique. They are currently offering online training classes via Zoom.
- Kintsugi Supplies* (Nara, Japan) – This kintsugi craftsman offers videos teaching the traditional kintsugi techniques on his website, along with a discussion forum. He sometimes offers live workshops in English in various countries.
- Mizuyo Yamashita (London, UK) – This ceramicist offers classes in the traditional kintsugi art form in London.
- Yoko Furuya on Udemy (online) – This kintsugi artist currently offers two courses in kintsugi on the Udemy platform. One is free and the other is heavily discounted right now.
- Yoko’s Kintsugi School (online) – These appear to be the same two courses as the ones listed above, but they available through the Teachable platform in case that works better for you.
Modern kintsugi classes and tutorials
Classes and tutorials for kintsugi methods that employ modern substitutes for either the lacquer or the powdered gold (or both).
- Kintsugi Moderno (Rome, Italy) – This artist offers in-person workshops in Rome on using a modern kintsugi repair method for ceramics. (Note: This site is entirely in Italian.)
- Lakeside Pottery* (Rehoboth Beach, DE) – This studio has produced a nice video that demonstrates his different repair methods on YouTube, and there is an online kintsugi repair lesson available on their website.
- DIY Faux Kintsugi Instructable (online) – This tutorial demonstrates one method of creating modern kintsugi items using epoxy and liquid gold leaf.
- Video: Discover how to “unbreak” broken ceramics (online) – This video and written directions from One Kings Lane describes one technique for repairing broken ceramics using epoxy and gold mica powder.
If you know of other classes or tutorials that belong on this list, please contact me to recommend them. I’m always looking for others who are working in this technique. Thanks!
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