KINTSUGI: Ceramic Gold Repair with Penny Byrne

What to Bring

  • Notebook, pen and camera if you wish.
  • A piece or two of broken ceramics

What to Wear

  • Comfortable clothes.

Appropriate For

  • Anyone interested in learning to repair ceramics with gold!

KINTSUGI: Ceramic Gold Repair with Penny Byrne

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This course takes place once a week each Monday 24 July - 28 August, 6.30-8.30pm

What You Will Learn

  • Join broken pieces together using restoration techniques
  • Fill cracks using conservation techniques
  • Highlight with imitation gold to mimic traditional Japanese Kintsugi repair


Please note: This course is now fully booked and we apologise if you missed out. Pleased register your interest in a new date by emailing

Join internationally acclaimed artist and ace ceramics conservator Penny Byrne at Slow Clay Centre for this 6-week Kintsugi course.  Upskill with all the tricks Penny uses to create her own famous artworks and complete your pieces with Penny's approach to Kintsugi! You will practice on test tiles before working on your own pieces. This 6-week short course will give you many of the rare and specialised techniques used by qualified ceramics conservators and restorers. 

Penny’s past workshops at Slow Clay Centre were a sell-out so we are doing it all again but this time with a focus on Kintsugi, the Japanese craft of repairing with gold.

Content: This course comprises six two-hour classes and will provide knowledge about and practice in the magical arts of joining broken pieces, repairing cracks and finishing with highlights of gold. 

This workshop will be a rare chance to learn from an expert in a field that is otherwise difficult to access. It is suitable for anyone interested in ceramic restoration whether students, ceramic artists or fixers!

This course comprises 6 sessions between 24 July and 28 August, 2017, 6.30 - 8.30 pm.

$490 ($470 Earlybird)  NB:There will be a materials surcharge of $30 payable to Penny in the first class.

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Above image: "Veins of Gold" (2017) Photo credit: Mathew Stanton

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