Learn Kintsugi

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Mend broken ceramics using gold in this online Kintsugi workshop!

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 15 (public dates), 3 to 50 label $219

How it works
Book or Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping in the US is free, and it should arrive within 5-7 business days. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Don't throw away your chipped ceramics, learn Kintsugi in this online workshop and create beautiful art out of broken goods.

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, this introductory Kintsugi workshop is a peaceful and relaxing craft to explore. You will receive a craft kit with all of the supplies you need to get started on this art form. Your instructor will guide you through the process over a live stream so you can create confidently.

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

Add-on available for this class
  • Broken Ceramic Vessel (bowl, cup or plate) ($18)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Unique Modern Japan Lacquer made from Cashew Nut (safer and faster drying than traditional lacquer made from the poison Ki-urushi tree)
  • 2 Part Epoxy putty
  • Bronze powder
  • Super Glue
  • Paint brush
  • Two kinds of sandpaper and a melamine sponge
  • A shell palette for the lacquer
  • Turpenoid in a bottle (For thinning out the lacquer and cleaning the brush)
  • Cotton buds
  • Toothpicks
  • Spatulas
  • Welcome manual
What you'll need
  • Rags or tissues to clean
  • Newspaper or a surface to work on that can get dirty
  • Something that is broken or chipped (for first timers, we recommend something that is not too shattered. Something that is broken in to no more than 3-4 pieces)
  • tape (that is not too strong for holding together the pieces)
  • Detergent and water for cleaning the brush
  • Oil for conditioning the brush at the end
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old).

An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Your teacher
Kat McDowell
Kat McDowell

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Kat McDowell is a Kintsugi Maker, Origami teacher and an award winning, chart topping singer songwriter who creates ocean pop music in a blend of Japanese and English.

Her love for singing and crafts came from her Japanese grandmother. Although Kat spent the majority of her twenties and thirties as a Musician and touring artist, she would always be handcrafting her own merch through making paper crane earrings or canvas paintings and making was always a part of her soul.

Kat wrote two songs in 2019 that would change the course of her life.
One was called "1000 Paper Cranes" written in honour of her grandmother who passed away, and "Scars" which was inspired by another Japanese artform called "Kintsugi" which is all about mending broken ceramics and highlighting the cracks with gold bringing beauty out of brokenness.

Both of these songs led Kat to dive deep in to these artforms, and as the pandemic halted all musical tours and performances, Kat started to teach these artforms virtually instead. Helping people find some relief during a very stressful season.

Coming full circle back to music "Kokoro no kakera" the Japanese version of the song "Scars" went on to win Grand Prize in the world section of the John Lennon Songwriting competition in 2021.

To Kat, the spiritual aspect of Kintsugi is just as important if not more than the craft itself. She loves how art can heal and touch the soul and wants to continue sharing this with the world.

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