Kintsugi Class

Learn the ancient Japanese art of gold joinery in this workshop in Los Angeles.



3 hours Class size 1 to 9 (public classes), 5 to 15 label $219

Save your broken ceramics, and learn Kintsugi in this workshop in Los Angeles. In this Kintsugi art class, you can learn to turn your chipped goods into beautiful art.

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics and filling the cracks with gold or other metallics. It's a beautiful slow art form that gives the heart time to reflect and connect. It's a truly transformational experience and participants have come out of this more hopeful and with a different perspective on the world.

If you're looking for mindful hobbies, upcycling DIY projects, or fun things to do at home, Kintsugi is a peaceful and relaxing craft to explore. You will receive a kit with all the supplies you need to get started on this art form. Your instructor will guide you through the process in an intimate in-person workshop in Los Angeles.

This class also makes for great team-building activities, birthday party ideas, and more!


Add-on available for this class
  • Broken bowl / cup or place ($10)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly!
 
What you'll get
  • Unique Modern Japan Lacquer made from Cashew Nut (safer and faster drying than traditional lacquer made from poison sumac)
  • Epoxy putty
  • Bronze powder
  • Super Glue
  • Paint brush
  • Two kinds of sandpaper
  • A shell palette for the lacquer
  • Turpenoid Natural (For thinning out the lacquer)
  • Review and Materials card

Other materials and tools needed for the day.
What to bring
  • A broken ceramic piece (unless ordered beforehand)
  • A cardboard box to take your piece home in.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Kat McDowell
Kat McDowell

9k
5.0 (4)

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics and filling the cracks with gold or other metallics. It's a beautiful slow art form that gives the heart time to reflect and connect. It's a truly transformational experience and participants have come out of this more hopeful and with a different perspective on the world.

This introductory workshop is 3 hours long and participants will need to be sent a kit beforehand.

Verified reviews

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Piper Overbaugh May 2023


This was such a great class! Kat was a lovely teacher, very informative and helpful with sharing her knowledge and put together adorable little kits for each student to take with them in order to do more Kintsugi at home. The venue was at a charming house and was comfortable for all the people who attended. Highly recommend if you are looking to learn more about Kintsugi!

Celia Gannon May 2023


This class is a wonderfully supportive introduction to the art of kintsugi! Kat presents the information and instruction in such a kind and interactive way that you come out of the workshop feeling well-informed and able to continue the process independently. It helps that she has thoughtfully put together customized tool kits, as well as providing extensive online resources.

Kat is a natural teacher and her love and deep knowledge of kintsugi is evident in her detailed approach to the workshop. I definitely recommend and will definitely take the class again myself!

Tim Huang Apr 2023


Can not be happier with the class! Kat was such a excellent singer and teacher.

Pottery class review by Tim Huang - Los Angeles

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