3 day workshop in English in Japan on how to do kintsugi.

I am in the beginning stages of putting together a 3 day workshop on how to do kintsugi kitsuroi, in Nara, Japan.

Kintsugi is a process that requires a good grasp of the materials and techniques so the process of the workshop will be defined by some hands-on work, discussion of the materials, hands-on practice, discussion of the materials, etc.

Participants can expect a complete and thorough understanding of

Tools
Drying box, muro
Lacquer
Mixing mediums
Metals
Brushes
Abrasives

Techniques
Types of ceramics body
Chip repair
Crack, nyu, repair
Repair
Restoration
Pre-repair preparation
Mixing of medium
Medium placement
Securing of pieces
Drying
Intermediate cleanup
Fill work
Final cleanup
Final pre-metal preparation
Metal application
Final finish work
Lacquer
Polishing

The workshop is limited to 5 seats.
My target date is the cherry blossoms of 2015, April, 2015
The cost of the workshop will be 100,000 yen excluding materials. Lodging is available for a reasonable price in Nara-machi, very close to the site of the workshop.
If you are interested in participating in the workshop you can contact me here.

Doing restoration with real lacquer kintsugi, kitsuroi

I could have made a video of this but here it is in photos. The cup is missing a large piece which needs to be restored. The shape needs to fit the curve of the cup and the inside of the form needs a barrier so any medium placed doesn’t just fall out. I put a piece of paper on the inside that will act as the form, taping it in place. I then put the medium in place, using a light touch, and have the cup to this point.

Cup restoration kintsugi kitsuroi

Cup restoration kintsugi kitsuroi

Cup restoration kintsugi kitsuroi

Cup restoration kintsugi kitsuroi

Cup restoration kintsugi kitsuroi

Cup restoration kintsugi kitsuroi

Cup restoration kintsugi kitsuroi

Cup restoration kintsugi kitsuroi