Which In-Studio Kintsugi Class Suits Me Best?
Sometimes there is nothing better than in-real-life learning. If you have the opportunity to visit Kyoto, we offer several in-studio kintsugi class options. However, particularly for first timers, it may be difficult to determine which class suits your current needs best.
Practice the last step of kintsugi-repair by applying red urushi and finishing with a brass powder. Take home a "repaired" porcelain teacup.
Begin repairing a broken piece that you've brought with you from home, or one that we have prepared for you. While this will be just the first step of the full kintsug-repair process, it will get you well on your way. After the class, you can leave the piece at POJ Studio to have a professional complete the repair, or complete the repair yourself in the comfort of your own home.
If you have at least two weeks in Kyoto, take two full classes to move your repair even further along, under the guidance of a repair professional.
And if you are in Kyoto for at least two months, or live nearby, this class pass allows you to repair multiple pieces from start to finish.
Or, take our quiz to identify the best class for your current needs.
We look forward to meeting you in Kyoto soon!
STORIES BEHIND THE PIECES
Kiyoko Matsuoka, 4th-generation shibori master
Shibori, meaning “to wring, squeeze or press” is the process of shaping cloth before dyeing to create various designs on the textile. Rather than using the cloth as a two dimensional surface, the Shibori textile has a three dimensional element, given that each technique requires years of experience to master.
Hiromichi Nakade, Maker of Oryoki Bowls
Meet Hiromichi Nakade and Kazuya Fujimoto, the makers of the Oryoki and Kodaiwan bowls. A master craftsman sits with his former apprentice to speak about their hope for the declining crafts industry in Japan, as well as the appeal of craftsmanship.