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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.
- Kat McDowell (Los Angeles, CA) – Both in person (in Los Angeles) and online classes are available. She teaches a mostly traditional method except that she uses cashew lacquer instead of urushi lacquer due to cashew lacquer’s faster curing time and reduced toxicity.
- Kintsugi Oxford (Oxford, UK) – This artist offers individual classes in person and online as well as workshops, in addition to supplies for kintsugi repairs and kintsugi repair services.
- 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 four courses in kintsugi on the Udemy platform.
- Yoko’s Kintsugi School (online) – These appear to be the same four courses as the ones listed above, but they available through the Teachable platform in case that works better for you.
- Yuzo Eto (online from Himeji, Japan) – This artist offers personal online classes at a variety of times for one-on-one instruction. Be sure to also see the Information pages under the Kintsugi tab for more information about the classes and how to register.
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).
- Introduction to Kintsugi: Repair Your Pottery with Gold (online) – This online course is offered in multiple languages and covers two kinds of kintsugi repairs or porcelain or ceramics with epoxy glue and gold dust.
- 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.
- Make Mend: Kintsugi Hack (Los Angeles, CA) – This class will be offered by the USC Art department on April 15, 2022. It covers the use of epoxy glue and gold leaf for the repair.
- Unbroken with Raymond Lauchengco: A Modern Take On The Art Of Kintsugi (online) – This artist offers online workshops using modern forms of kintsugi. It includes kits of the needed materials (if desired), guides you through the full process, and offers post-workshop support. The artist is located in the Philippines, so you will need to convert the workshop costs and times accordingly. Learn more about this artist’s work.
- 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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