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Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, きんつくろい, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. (Wikipedia) 

Join internationally acclaimed artist and ace ceramics conservator Penny Byrne at Slow Clay Centre for this 6 x 2 hr weekly Kintsugi course.  Upskill with all the methods and materials Penny uses to create her own famous artworks and complete your pieces with Penny’s professional approach to Kintsugi! You will practice on test tiles before working on your own pieces. This short course will give you many of the rare and specialised techniques used by qualified ceramics conservators and restorers. It is a rare chance to learn from an expert in a field that is otherwise difficult to access. It is suitable for anyone interested in ceramic restoration whether students, ceramic artists or fixers!

6 weekly sessions

8 October 2018 – 19 November 2018, 6.30 – 8.30 pm (no class 4/11)

$480 Earlybird ($498 Normal) 50% deposit to book, balance due 3 weeks before start date.

There will be a materials surcharge of $30 payable to Penny in the first class.

See Penny’s work here

Above image: “Veins of Gold” (2017) Photo: Mathew Stanton