Date: Saturday June 29th, 2024

Time: 10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Cost: Admission is by Donation

Join us on Saturday, June 29 for a Kintsugi workshop with Three Little Spruce.

In this standalone class, participants will learn the traditional Japanese art of restoring broken pottery, known as Kintsugi, by repairing small chips on ceramics.

The intricate process of Kintsugi will be taught through hands-on instruction in a class setting. Each participant will have the opportunity to work on two chipped dishes in different stages of work during the session, and they will be able to take their restored piece home.

In addition to mastering the art of Kintsugi, participants will also learn how to craft lacquer ware chopsticks, adding another layer of traditional Japanese craftsmanship to their skill set.

Participants are welcome to bring their broken ceramics to the workshop to discuss how to repair them.

Sessions takes place 10am-12pm, and 1pm–3pm.

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Important: Please be aware that we will use Urushi lacquer, essential to Kintsugi, can cause severe skin irritation (in this session,low-sensitivity Urushi lacquer will be provided). Always wear provided gloves and apply Vaseline to exposed skin. Avoid contact with non-intended surfaces.

All tools, materials, and chipped ceramics to work on will be provided in the class (actual items will differ from the image). Should you choose to enhance your experience by purchasing our kit, it is available for purchase at the class.

About Three Little Spruce
The designer of Three Little Spruce, Yuka Morino, grew up in Kyoto, Japan. She spent her childhood in her family friend’s pottery studio, under the guidance of Mr. Uichi Shimizu, who was designated as a Living National Treasure.

Her grandmother also played a big role in shaping her appreciation for ceramic by collecting pieces from various artists. When one of her grandmother’s prized collections broke, it was then that Yuka discovered the art of Kintsugi and started mending broken pottery while she studied at Kyoto University of the Arts.

Yuka now lives on Quadra island B.C. and offers repair service for ceramic and pottery.

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