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Kintsugi- The Japanese Art of Repairing Broken Pottery
Sun July 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
We’ll learn both traditional and food-safe methods of this extraordinary craft. Kintsugi is a stunning craft in which broken pottery is repaired in such a way that the repaired piece is more beautiful than it was originally. Traditionally, it takes 3-4 weeks for the lacquer to dry, which is often too slow for most people. We’ll learn that method, in addition to a much quicker and viable option that is food-safe. We’ll use real gold dust on the seams, too. Additionally, we’ll have a range of food-safe micas to experiment with. For this class, you are welcome (and encouraged) to bring your own pieces of broken pottery. Or, if you are feeling inspired, break your piece intentionally just for this class. Your pieces do not need to match, nor do they need to form a functional piece when finished. We will also have remnants and broken pieces that you are welcome to use. We’ll show you how to piece everything together and how to work with all the materials. No experience necessary, though a bit of patience is ideal. *All supplies included (though you are welcome to bring your own pottery)