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Kintsugi : The Art of Impermenance

The Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage.

  • 3 hours
  • From 65 US dollars

Service Description

All levels welcomed. All supplies provided. This Includes a ceramics piece to work on. Feel free to bring your own if you have one. ~ Clay Teachings ~ Kintsugi is the practice of repairing broken objects, highlighting the cracks with gold. Bringing forward the narrative, and serving to honor impermanence. Kintsugi is used as an analogy for people to practice resilience. Transform, and recover from past experiences. It can serve as an analogy for the duality of life, life’s tendency to both be incredibly beautiful and challenging at the same time. Wabi Sabi, is the ancient Japanese art philosophy, of finding value in imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness. It invites a new perspective drawing on ancient Zen truth’s like non- attachment, impermanence, and awareness. As well as finding beauty in the insignificant, and unconventional, finding value in impermanence. And drawing inspiration from the incomplete. In this intimate workshop, we have tea and introductions, and then we will break and restore your own teacup, provided by the workshop using modern Kintsugi techniques. We’ll learn the centuries old Japanese art philosophy Wabi Sabi, and reflect on thought provoking questions. ~~ What to bring~~ Please bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and your open minds, we look forward to meeting you. You are welcome to bring your own ceramics piece to mend but we will have some provided. ~~ About The Instructor ~~ This event is hosted by Ryley Gaulocher @stonegoldcrafts on Instagram, a ceramicist of 13 years, and teacher. He Loves Kintsugi, and Wabi Sabi, for their parallels to everyday life, and the analogy th


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Artillery Ceramics is a small community studio and we appreciate your patronage. All sales are final, we are unable to issue refunds. Rescheduling Policy: If you are unable to attend a booked class, please let us know as soon as you can. If we have a class that is not fully booked, we can transfer you into an available session for a $15 fee per seat. Classes are subject to change/be rescheduled if the minimum student quota of 4 students isn't met. Refunds: Due to our small class size, refunds are issued only if we are able to fill the seat. We cannot offer refunds if we are not able to fill the seat. Processing Fees: There will be a $15 fee for any changes made to your booking. Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your session, we respectfully ask that you provide at least 24 hour notice. We understand that things come up, so please communicate any changes as soon as possible so we can coordinate with our team. We are unable to process refunds if you cannot attend your scheduled booking. Make-Up Glaze Session: If you miss a glaze session, you may book a glaze session through our website! Scholarships: Scholarships are available based on funding. Please email artillery.business@gmail.com to inquire!


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