Kintsugi Repair workshops with An Astute Assembly on various dates 10th to 12th November 2018

It is such a delight to be able to share these Kintsugi workshops presented by Yuka O'Shannessy & Yoko Shimoyama of An Astute Assembly in Auckland.

Kintsugi involves repairing broken objects (mostly ceramics) with a traditional Japanese technique - lacquer and golden powder that often leaves them more beautiful than in their original state. This involves changing a mindset from the modern 'disposable' way to a tradition of repair and appreciation for what you have. 

See more here about these Kintsugi workshops, or visit An Astute Assembly's Instagram

Over the course of the Necessary Traditions festival, Yuka & Yoko from An Astute Assembly are running 6 workshops:

  1. Saturday 10th Nov 2018 10am-11:30am * SORRY SOLD OUT
  2. Saturday 10th Nov 2018 12pm-1:30pm * SORRY SOLD OUT
  3. Saturday 10th Nov 2018 2pm-3:30pm * SORRY SOLD OUT 
  4. Sunday 11th Nov 2018 10am-11:30am * SORRY SOLD OUT
  5. Sunday 11th Nov 2018 12pm-1:30pm *SORRY SOLD OUT
  6. Monday 12th Nov 2018 10am -12pm, in the stunning old Gym building at the Arts Centre.  SORRY SOLD OUT

* PLEASE NOTE: For the workshop sessions marked with an asterisk on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th, you will need to have purchased a festival ticket to gain entry to the area where these workshops are being held.

Participants to bring:

  1. Broken or chipped ceramics, but not too complicated in terms of number of broken pieces (as you will need to be able to glue this and work on this during the time allowed)
  2. A craft knife
  3. A box in which to take home your repaired ceramic item.

Please tie up your hair if you have a long hair and wear tight fitting sleeves or sleeves that can easily be rolled up

We’ll supply all the materials to repair your broken pieces at the workshop and repair kits to take home are available for purchase at $70. A set of lacquer and golden powder will also be available for $40 and these can be purchased at the end of the workshop with cash or internet banking.

This is a workshop is primarily suited for adults only, however 1:1 supervision for children 8 years and above is required please. Bookings are essential and non-refundable.

Huge thanks to the Arts Centre for supporting the festival and this workshop.

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