Kintsugi is a centuries old craftsmen's reparation technique where the cracks of a broken ceramic vessel are filled with Urushi, a natural resin, mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum to give it a new life. More than just a technique, kintsugi can also be seen as a philosophical approach, which embraces the flawed and imperfect. By highlighting the cracks the event of breakage and repair becomes a part of the objects life history.
What will you do
The workshop will start off with a purification ceremony, in which you will break dishes and embrace failure. You will then find pieces of dishes and found objects to fit them together and practice care and accept imperfection. Finally you will write history by gilding the cracks and joints of the objects in kintsugi technique with ‘shin-urushi’ (new- urushi).
Workshop: Freestyle Kintsugi
Saturday, date, 11:00 - 14:30
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Full price €85,- | Student / Artist / Stadspas €65* (incl. €1,- administration fee)
*We give a discount to students and artists. If this applies to you we can ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option. For questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
Attendance limited to 10 people. We maintain a minimum of 5 participants.
Please note that this workshop will be held in English.