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Make Do and Mend Series: Kintsugi for Beginners

June 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$37.50 – $50

Join our beginner’s kintsugi class to explore this unique and ancient Japanese art of repairing broken, chipped and cracked pottery using lacquer and gold, led by Sydney-based artisans Jun and Hitomi from Kintsugi Australia. Dating back 500 years, ceramics repaired using Kintsugi are objects of beauty and treasured items.

In this 2.5 hour workshop you’ll learn about the history and philosophy of kintsugi, and use a modernised technique using contemporary materials to repair a broken plate. You’ll go home with your plate, as well as the knowledge to repair your own objects at home.

Workshop Details

This workshop is suitable for adults and interested young adults. All materials are provided, including a broken plate for you to repair.

This workshop also includes an introduction to Orange Regional Museum’s exhibition Inherit: old and new histories. We’ll explore new objects in the exhibition that share a philosophy with kintsugi as new objects made from old, including a hessian apron made from repurposed CSR Sugar sacks and a wine press crafted from salvaged spare parts.

This class is a rare opportunity to learn kintsugi in the Central West, and we pleased to offer this class at a special price thanks to generous support from the Australian Government’s Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program.

When: Saturday 14 May – 10am-12.30pm OR 2pm-4.30pm

Cost: $50

Discounted tickets for Friends of Orange Regional Museum

Friends of Orange Regional Museum members receive 25% off ticket prices for Orange Regional Museum events. Visit our get involved page for more information and to join.


This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program.


June 13, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$37.50 – $50
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Orange Regional Museum
02 6393 8444
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Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
Orange, New South Wales 2800 Australia
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(02) 6393 8444