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Introduction to Kintsugi: Repair Your Pottery with Gold

A course by Clara Graziolino , Ceramic Artist and Kintsugi Expert

Ceramic Artist and Kintsugi Expert. Madrid, Spain.
Joined April 2020

Learn to embrace the beauty of imperfections by restoring your ceramics through the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi

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Learn to embrace the beauty of imperfections by restoring your ceramics through the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi

A course by Clara Graziolino

The ancient art of Kintsugi has its roots in the wabi-sabi Japanese aesthetic, which embraces imperfection, impermanence, and simplicity. Ceramic artist and kintsugi expert Clara Graziolino describes the Japanese restoring method as an active meditation and has helped her reconnect with the origin of her inspiration in difficult times.

Discover the history and philosophy of kintsugi to repair ceramics using gold dust, and patience as Clara guides you through every step of the way. Learn how to create two restoration projects using the gold relief technique and the gold flush technique.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 22 downloads

Knowing the Materials
5 minutes, 0 seconds
How to Break the Bowls
7 minutes, 38 seconds
The Kintsugi Diary
3 minutes, 8 seconds
Joining the Broken Pieces
15 minutes, 46 seconds
Final Touches
6 minutes, 36 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (467)
  • 19223 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 0m)
  • 22 additional resources (7 files)
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  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Learn how to restore two ceramic bowls with the ancient art of kintsugi; one using the gold relief technique, and the other with the gold flush technique.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in discovering the art of kintsugi.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required to take the course, all you need is the curiosity to learn this ancient art.

As for materials, you will need two porcelain or stoneware bowls, epoxy glue, latex gloves, gold dust, paintbrushes, wooden spatulas, a craft knife, plaster powder, alcohol, and nail polish remover.


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Clara Graziolino

A course by Clara Graziolino

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Ceramic Artist and Kintsugi Expert

Clara Graziolino is a contemporary history graduate from Turin University, with a degree from the Art and Restoration Institute in Florence, Italy. She began her career by restoring Etruscan ceramics for an archaeological museum in Pisa and Roman sculptures for the Uffizi Museum in Florence.

In 2003, she moved to Madrid to deepen her knowledge of ceramic sculptures. She eventually started making her own sculpture artwork, and in 2016 she was awarded first prize at Magrama International Ceramics contest. Alongside a Japanese restoration teacher, she learned the traditional techniques of kintsugi and has since collaborated in advertisements and events with brands such as Shiseido and Acciona. She currently works with international galleries and interior designers creating sculptures, murals, and installations.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The History of Kintsugi and Materials for This Course

    • What Is Kintsugi?
    • Knowing the Materials
    • How to Choose the Bowls for Your Kintsugi Project
    • How to Break the Bowls
  • U3

    The Gold Relief Technique

    • The Kintsugi Diary
    • Joining the Broken Pieces
    • Final Touches
  • U4

    The Gold Flush Technique

    • Joining the Broken Pieces with Glue Flush
    • Rebuilding the Gaps
    • Sanding the Rebuilt Parts
    • The Gold Paint
  • U5

    Uses and Packaging of Kintsugi Pieces

    • Conservation and Possible Uses of Your Kintsugi Pieces
    • How to Pack Your Kintsugi Ceramics
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Kintsugi: Repair Your Pottery with Gold

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Introduction to Kintsugi: Repair Your Pottery with Gold. Craft course by Clara Graziolino Best seller

Introduction to Kintsugi: Repair Your Pottery with Gold

A course by Clara Graziolino
Ceramic Artist and Kintsugi Expert. Madrid, Spain.
Joined April 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (467)
  • 19223 students