Kintsugi - Japanese ceramic mending workshop 6th July 1:00 - 3:30pm

In this 2.5 hour beginner's kintsugi/gintsugi workshop, you'll have the opportunity to experience the  captivating art of mending broken ceramics with gold or silver. Gain an understanding of the  ancient Japanese technique that beautifully repairs pottery while enhancing its aesthetic appeal.  Gintsugi is created by using genuine silver to adorn fixed break lines, for kintsugi genuine 23k gold  can be added to your experience upon request, tools and techniques do differ depending on your  choice of metal.  

Throughout this workshop, you'll work with a variety of materials to create your own one-of-a-kind  ceramic repair. This includes genuine silver or gold, handcrafted tools specifically designed for this  art form, as well as handmade salvaged ceramics from local studios around London. You can also  bring along your own broken ceramics but, you might want to give the craft a try before repairing a  family heirloom. Don’t worry if you've never attempted this technique before – this class is designed  specifically for beginners. You'll be amazed at the sense of accomplishment you'll feel as you witness  your broken ceramics transform into beautiful artworks.  

This hands-on experience will not only teach you the art of repair, but it will also provide you with a  newfound appreciation for the beauty of imperfections through the philosophy of wabi-sabi. By the  end of the workshop, you'll have your own kintsugi or gintsugi creations to take home and proudly  display.

Saturday 8th June 2024

1:00 - 3:30 pm

Rouge Shop, 158 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7JL


Precious Scars Studio is a brand dedicated to celebrating imperfection through the traditional  Japanese craft of kintsugi. Kira Smith has been reviving broken ceramics for 6 years with a passion  that stems from a deeply personal connection to the philosophy of kintsugi, where instead of hiding  the broken seams that knit us together, they are honored.  

Drawing from her diverse background in design and film preservation, Kira infuses her work at  Precious Scars Studio with a meticulous attention to detail and a profound respect for the beauty of  the past. Whether repairing cherished heirlooms or breathing new life into everyday objects, each  piece that passes through the studio tells a story of care and empathy.  

Beyond the studio, Kira shares her expertise through accessible workshops that invite participants to  explore the art of ceramic repair. These workshops serve not only as a practical introduction or dip  into the complex history of the craft, but also as a journey of self-discovery, encouraging  participants to embrace their own imperfections and meet them with kindness and compassion.  

Images credit: Lauren Wiig

Type: Workshop