June Kintsugi

$70 Saturday, June 29th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  

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Register by June 29th


Saturday, June 29th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Instructor: Tara DeLuca

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. If a bowl is broken, rather than discarding the pieces, the fragments are put back and the cracks are adorned with gold. There are no attempts to hide the damage, instead, it is highlighted. The practice has come to represent the idea that beauty can be found in imperfection. The breakage is an opportunity and applying this kind of thinking to instances of challenges or “breakage” in our own lives can be helpful. Join us for a unique workshop based on the ancient Japanese practice of Kintsugi led by Art Therapist Tara DeLuca. During the workshop you will connect with your bowl, break it, confront the damage and take ownership of the pieces that remain by glueng them back together.

The bowl will be changed forever, just as each person is through their own personal experiences.

  • What was once broken does not always stay that way
  • Broken, repaired, and new
  • Calming, shared experience, self care
  • The concept expresses how the passage of time can further increase the beauty in the imperfect.

“Instead of masking the flaws, a Japanese way of seeing things is that by highlighting the cracks, the piece becomes stronger, more beautiful, and easier to use.”