Kintsugi workshops at London Craft Week 2018
Nature’s work is random, and beautiful. This spirit guides the ‘born but not made’ character of patterned ceramics emerging from Japanese kilns. It is natural therefore that breakage can also become a feature, and something to enjoy.
Kintsugi is a craft to facilitate this. It is a process that uses lacquer, sealants and colour to trace the lines of an accident during use. The spontaneous moment of breakage is immortalised, and is made a new aspect to admire.
Iku Nishikawa, a practitioner in the technique, will at wagumi offer a simple introduction to Kintsugi. Including some shortcuts, the workshops are intended as an entry to the deeper art of mending ceramics with lacquer. To find the broken dreams, and the beauty that comes next.
*Including materials, tools, instruction and a
Japanese small plate to work on and take home.
Only for wagumi site visitors, we offer four VIP workshop.
Date & Time - 4 sessions per day
11th May- 13:00/ 14:30/ 16:30/ 18:00
*Each session will take 1.5hours approximately.