Mar
13
4:00 PM16:00

Family Kintsugi Workshop

Born in Tokyo Japan, Tomomi Kamoshita is a potter and ceramics teacher.

Kintsugi is a gold joinery method that dates back to the 15th century.  A way for damaged pottery to be artfully repaired by skilled potters, the cracks and breaks are filled with a gold alloy - traditionally a mix of gold powder and Japanese lacquer called urushi - to seal it back together. 

For those familiar with the term 'wabi-sabi', most likely are also familiar with kintsugi - the artistic manifestation of the wabi sabi philosophy celebrating imperfection, incompleteness, and impermanence.  

We are hosting "Modern Kintsugi" workshop sessions with Tomomi Yamoshita, where she will be teaching a modern version of kintsugi that utilizes resin based urushi and brass powder instead of natural resin and gold powder, which can sometimes cause allergic reactions. 

Tomomi also brings to the workshop her own style of inventing objects from broken ceramic pieces in an artful mosaic rather than repairing broken pots.

This class is open to any ages.

Kintsugi INVENT workshop: participants will create something new from small broken pieces of ceramics (art objects, handles, pendants etc.)

Please call 707-338-2003 or email to info@sonomaculturalexchange.org for more details.

Each session is limited to max 6 students (families) and each non-refundable seat is $150.  The class fee includes materials to apply kintsugi (and ceramic pieces if requested for the INVENT workshop.)

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Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

Kintsugi Workshop

Born in Tokyo Japan, Tomomi Kamoshita is a potter and ceramics teacher.

Kintsugi is a gold joinery method that dates back to the 15th century.  A way for damaged pottery to be artfully repaired by skilled potters, the cracks and breaks are filled with a gold alloy - traditionally a mix of gold powder and Japanese lacquer called urushi - to seal it back together. 

For those familiar with the term 'wabi-sabi', most likely are also familiar with kintsugi - the artistic manifestation of the wabi sabi philosophy celebrating imperfection, incompleteness, and impermanence.  

We are hosting "Modern Kintsugi" workshop sessions with Tomomi Yamoshita, where she will be teaching a modern version of kintsugi that utilizes resin based urushi and brass powder instead of natural resin and gold powder, which can sometimes cause allergic reactions. 

Tomomi also brings to the workshop her own style of inventing objects from broken ceramic pieces in an artful mosaic rather than repairing broken pots.

This class is open to any ages.

Please call 707-338-2003 or email to info@sonomaculturalexchange.org for more details.

Each session is limited to max 6 students (families) and each non-refundable seat is $150.  The class fee includes materials to apply kintsugi (and ceramic pieces if requested for the INVENT workshop.)

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Kintsugi Workshop at Sonoma Community Center

Tomomi Kamoshita will share the art of modern kintsugi technique "golden joinery." Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold and urushi lacquer. Let’s embrace the flawed or imperfect art objects in philosophy of “wabi sabi” and celebrate the beauty from different perspectives.

Two different workshops are be offered during her visit:

The KINTSUGI “INVENT” WORKSHOP participants will create something new with broken pieces (art objects, handles, pendants, etc.)

The KINTSUGI “REPAIR” WORKSHOP is to repair broken ceramic vessels returning them to functional pieces with a gilded history.

Participants should bring broken pottery pieces or glass pieces to work with; shards and broken pots from Sonoma Ceramics will also be available for participants to utilize in their creations at no additional cost.

To register for this class, visit Sonoma Community Center website or please call (707) 938-4626 x1.

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Kintsugi Workshop at Sonoma Community Center

Tomomi Kamoshita will share the art of modern kintsugi technique "golden joinery." Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold and urushi lacquer. Let’s embrace the flawed or imperfect art objects in philosophy of “wabi sabi” and celebrate the beauty from different perspectives.

Two different workshops are be offered during her visit:

The KINTSUGI “INVENT” WORKSHOP participants will create something new with broken pieces (art objects, handles, pendants, etc.)

The KINTSUGI “REPAIR” WORKSHOP is to repair broken ceramic vessels returning them to functional pieces with a gilded history.

Participants should bring broken pottery pieces or glass pieces to work with; shards and broken pots from Sonoma Ceramics will also be available for participants to utilize in their creations at no additional cost.

To register for this class, visit Sonoma Community Center website or please call (707) 938-4626 x1.

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