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

Kintsugi Wabi Sabi Workshop

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90
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What you'll do

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

Please bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and your open minds, we look forward to meeting you.

Note: Please be aware if you are bringing your own piece of pottery to repair, some un glazed clay bodies can be difficult to work with due to the textured surface.

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.

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