A team member is mending a broken bowl
A team member is mending a broken bowl

Kintsugi Wabi Sabi Class

San Francisco
A house
Hosted at:
518 Waller St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Host travels to client
This host can travel to your location
Number of people allowed
Up to 
Experience time
518 Waller St, San Francisco, CA 94117

What you'll do

Kintsugi is the practice of repairing broken objects, highlighting the cracks with gold.

Kintsugi honors impermanence. It stands for resilience, transformation, and recovery from past experiences. It can serve as an analogy for the duality of life, life’s tendency to be incredibly beautiful and challenging at the same time.

In this intimate workshop, we’ll learn the centuries-old Japanese art philosophy Wabi Sabi, and reflect on thought-provoking questions.

What to expect
  • 30 minutes: we drink tea and introduce ourselves
  • After drinking our tea, we break the cups we drink from
  • 60 minutes: we prepare our pieces to be repaired
  • 30 minutes: we repair the pieces
  • 60 minutes: we add the gold
What you'll need
  • Clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • We provide cups, but if you want, you can bring your own piece from home. Bring only glazed clay pieces because unglazed pieces are difficult to work with.
  • Your open minds
  • If you are hosting at the office, you will need enough table seating for everyone and hot water for tea.
If you would like to have a class at the studio instead of your office, please book between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Occasions this event works well for

We recommend this team-building activity to teams facing uncertain environments, where failure is a part of the daily routine.

About the host

Ryley is a seasoned ceramic artist, pottery teacher and kintsugi expert with over 14 years of experience in the field. His passion for kintsugi and the wabi sabi philosophy stems from his early days as an artist, and he has since incorporated these principles into his personal life. As a lifelong practitioner of the arts, Ryley finds joy in sharing his knowledge and skills with others through teaching.

About Spaciously

We are a collective of local businesses and non-profits who run team-building experiences.

We hand-curate all experiences on our platform.

We never charge more than what our hosts charge elsewhere.

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