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KINTSUGI ART WORKSHOP
September 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Perfectly imperfect. Finding strength and beauty in imperfection
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that by embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art, including ourselves.
Directly translating to “golden joinery,” as a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to conceal or discard.
There is no attempt to hide or disguise the damage. Every break is unique and has a history to tell.
Uplifting and hopeful, Kintsugi is an inspiring metaphor for dealing with the times we feel broken in life. It’s a reminder to find the gold to mend ourselves and appreciate our so-called flaws.
During this workshop, Luis will touch upon the origins of Kintsugi and how it relates to the ancient Japanese philosophy or perspective on life known as Wabi-Sabi. Most of the time will be hands-on as you create two Kintsugi-inspired pieces to take with you.
Provided in the workshop:
· Two ceramic pieces to repair.
· All the materials needed to complete your Kintsugi pieces.
· You’ll learn two distinct ways of highlighting the breaks of your ceramic pieces.
· Written instructions and materials supply list.