May 25, 2017

Kintsugi Workshop with An Astute Assembly

 

It was such a popular workshop ! We were at capacity only two days after announcing it on social media. 

We invited Ai Gomi to take teach everyone the techniques, she was great, we all gathered around her for an informal, homely session. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the workshop for wanting to learn these traditional Japanese skills.

Kintsugi is repairing the broken pieces (mainly of ceramics) with lacquer and golden powder. Often you will find it more beauty in there than the original piece... this is like a Japanese philosophy of wabisabi which means embracing of the flawed or imperfect.

We are looking for an opportunity to run this workshop again soon, so please sign-in to our milling list from our website to stay tuned.

Here are some of the images from workshop below. Enjoy!

These beautiful pictures were taken by Liz Clarkson who makes everything looks so beautiful and alive. Thank you so much, Liz. we love working with you.

Below in the photography is the three steps covered in the workshop.

NZ Auckland Ponsonby のブティック The Shelter にて
『金継ぎWork Shop』を開催しました!

欠けてしまったお気に入りの器を、日本の伝統的な修復方法である”金継ぎ”で蘇らせるテクニック。壊れたモノが自らの手でよみがえるプロセスはとてもワクワク。参加者のみなさんとても興味を持って熱心にそしてとても楽しんで取り組んでくださいました。
募集とともに満席になるという、反響の凄さにびっくり。
ニュージーランドの方の物を大切にする習慣と、手を加える事でオリジナルアートになるという金継ぎが、NZでも浸透していくと素晴らしいなと思います。

反響によりまたぜひ開催を考えています。
今回ご参加いただけなかった方もどうぞ次回いらっしゃってくださいね。
詳しくは、こちらweb上のメーリングリストにサインインしていただくことで
いち早くお知らせが受け取れます。

Step 1 -  Glueing broken pieces back on. (chipped or broken few pieces...)

 

 

Step 2 - Carving and sanding to make smooth surface. 

 

 

Step 3 - finishing with Lacquer with golden powder. 

 

Thank you so much for supporting us ! 

20th & 21st May 2017

AAAteam