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Jewell House NYC: Japanese Kintsugi Workshop with Yuko Gunji

Community Culture Education Entertainment


11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Jewell House
46 E. 21st Street, 3FL, New York, NY, 10010
(646) 932-1227 / info@jewellhouse.com


  • Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • 11:00 AM  12:30 PM

Kintsugi is a technique of repairing broken ceramics and applying gold or silver or lacquer to the cracks. This technique, which emphasizes rather than hides scars, has been loved in Japan since ancient times as an art form that embraces imperfection and revitalizes it. Traditional kintsugi requires as long as two months to complete, but this workshop uses food-safe epoxy, which hardens in a short time, making it an easy way to experience kintsugi. We will provide all the tools and materials. Please bring 1 ceramic that has all of the following. •Palm-size  •Glazed  •Simple clean broken into 2,3 pieces  •No glue on it ※Please try to avoid mugs with broken bottoms, as this increases the difficulty. ※Items that do not meet the above requirements may not be finished in time. ※If you wish to take the pieces home on the day, please bring a box that is just large enough to hold the pieces. If you are concerned about whether a piece can be restored, please email us with a photo of the piece you wish to fix. email: info@yukogunji.com Note: The finished piece is food safe, but due to the characteristics of epoxy, please refrain from using it in alcohol, acid, or boiling water. WORKSHOP FACILITATOR DETAILS: YUKO GUNJI After studying kintsugi under Gen Saratani, a second-generation maki-e artist active in New York, she apprenticed with Hakubun Chin, a lacquer artist in Japan, and deepened her knowledge of lacquer (the main material used in kintsugi). After becoming independent, she is based in New York and receives requests for kintsugi restoration from all over the world, including the United States, Italy, Britain, Switzerland, Japan, etc. In addition to restoration, she conducts lectures, workshops, and kintsugi exhibitions. MODERN KINTSUGI KIT $130 Available for purchase at JEWELL HOUSE "Food Safe Epoxy Kit" that can be safely and securely used for dishes. This kit uses only food-safe materials, including epoxy. The epoxy are Certified Non-Toxic, Solvent-free, non-flammable, and totally safe. ※Certified for contact with cold snacks. Include all the materials you need at home.

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