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What is it?
The technique known as Kintsugi has been around for a long time. The old tale is that Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the eighth shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate, broke his favourite mug – so he sent it to China to be repaired. It came back whole, usable, still his favourite. Just showing a couple cracks here and there, all neatly repaired with a decorative (and tea-tight, presumably heat-resistant) glue. Since then people haven’t had to be quite as sad about smashing up their favourite porcelain.
When is it?
12.30pm-2pm on December 6.
Whether it’s the vase the cat knocked off the shelf, or the plate that slid off the drying rack, this workshop will teach you not only how to repair your precious object, but also how to embrace the imperfections and take the time to be slow, methodical and precise while mending something you love. It’s very satisfying and meditative, a great experience. Nothing like flatpacks, promise.
A vintage China piece will be provided for you to work on and fix as part of the workshop.
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Need to know:
Samsung KX, Kings Cross
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