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Thirst Exhibition: Art Kintsugi Workshop with Yoko Kawada

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Thirst Exhibition_Free Entry

Overdue Studio and independent Newtown bookstore Between Lines present Thirst, an exhibition highlighting contemporary Asian craftmanship and culture. Featuring 100 handcrafted wares by contemporary designers from Japan, Taiwan and Korea embracing ceramics as a response to single-use, throw-away culture. 

Event: Art Kintsugi Workshop with Yoko Kawada

Are you curious about Japan’s ancient art of embracing imperfection? Please join our Art Kintsugi Workshop with Yoko Kawada at Thirst Exhibition.

Kintsugi, ‘golden joinery,’ is a centuries-old Japanese craft where broken pots are repaired using lacquer mixed with powdered gold. It draws from wabi-sabi, a philosophy that honours beauty in the flawed, the worn, the cast-aside. As an artistic practice, Kintsugi transforms much loved, worn items into beautifully crafted, new works of art. Kintsugi also encourages living in more sustainable ways through the rescue of things that ordinarily we throw out without a second thought.

In this workshop, you will learn the seven fundamental steps that comprise the ‘Art Kintsugi’ technique using accessible materials. We also present the history and philosophy behind Kintsugi along with the many possibilities for its use in design and creative projects.


Bookings required. Tickets are limited. 
25 Sep, Sunday
Duration: 3.5 hrs
$130 (+GST)

  • The teacher will provide a ceramic piece for you to repair. (*Please don't bring your own broken ceramic)
  • Participants will bring home a piece of their Kintsugi art. 
  • Participants must be aged 18+.
  • Participation is not recommended during pregnancy due to the synthetic materials we use.

We are hosting a second Art Kintsugi workshop on 21 Sep 2022 >> Book here

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