An Introduction to Kintsugi (4 Mar)

with Helen Neighbour

A one-day workshop, running 10am-4pm from the date listed below.


Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken objects with gold. Behind this philosophical repair technique is the intention not to hide the damage that life may bring, or to discard something that is broken. Instead it is important to embrace, highlight and show the process of healing, mending or bringing elements together to become a new and more honest form, embracing the scars, reflecting the history, and honouring the item's flaws, making it unique.


This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn about Kintsugi, some terminology and meanings associated with the different techniques, before having the chance to practice using a couple of different methods.

Please note, we will not be using the traditional method, instead we will be using an epoxy glue, and have a choice of coloured gold or silver to work with. You will be provided with an item to work on as part of the day's workshop, but do bring any broken ceramic items if you are happy to have a go at repairing them. They do need to be complete items with all of the pieces. (Please do not bring an item of real value, as mistakes are likely to occur.)

This is a day-long class and will include a lunch break and short breaks for coffee and cake from the arts centre café bar. Please bring your own lunch, or we can direct you to supermarkets within 5 – 10 minutes’ walking distance of Queens Park.


Helen Neighbour is an experienced ceramicist and artist, she teaches regularly at Queens Park.

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