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Make a magnet at your venue using the Kintsugi technique

1h30 of discovery with Kira

Knowledge of Kintsugi

Your beautiful repaired creation


per person

The workshop in detail

  • 1h30
  • 5 to 15 participants
  • 16 years min.
  • Invite Kira to your place and be introduced to the ancient art of Kintsugi. With a background in design and a passion for Kintsugi, Kira has honed her skills over six years of dedication to this ancient craft and it is the perfect activity to bring your group together.

    The workshop begins with a journey back in time as Kira unravels the rich history and philosophy behind Kintsugi. From its humble origins in Japan to its modern revival as a symbol of resilience and beauty, each story Kira shares adds depth to the experience.

    Next comes the heart of the workshop - the art of repair. Guided by Kira's expert hand, you will learn the delicate process of mending broken pottery with precious metal-infused lacquer. With each crack filled and seam sealed, you will witness the transformation of fragments into works of art, embracing the philosophy of embracing flaws and celebrating imperfection.

    Participants can choose to make a magnet and with a range of materials at your fingertips, you'll unleash your creativity, guided by Kira's words of encouragement and enthusiasm. Finally, add the finishing touches by using gold to embellish your masterpiece and enjoy your coaster or magnet at home or in the office!

    Workshop location

    This workshop will be held at your location. The artisan can travel to the London area of your choice to deliver the workshop at your location!

    This place is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Additional information

    Language of the workshop


    Practical information

    Kira will need access to water, tables and chairs Please allow 45 mins either side for Kira to set up and clear down the workshop

    Wecandoo - Meet Kira

    Meet Kira

    Kintsugi artist

    Kira, an artisan with a unique blend of skills, has been practising the ancient art of Kintsugi for six years. Her journey into this craft was a shift from her background in design, marking a transition that brought together her creative flair and a newfound passion for restoration.

    Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with precious metals, is where Kira expertise truly shines. Her approach to this art form is not only creative but also deeply rooted in sustainability. She utilises actual precious metals in the restoration process, adding a touch of luxury and durability to each piece. Moreover, Kira has a special focus on reviving 'forgotten' pieces - items that were crafted but never collected, giving them a new lease of life and preserving their hidden stories.

    Described as creative, fun, knowledgeable, and warm, Kira embodies these qualities in her work and interactions. She enjoys meeting new people and is passionate about sharing the history and philosophy of Kintsugi. For Kira , it's not just about repairing objects but celebrating their journey and honouring their history instead of erasing it.

    Her workshops are more than just learning sessions; they are immersive experiences where participants are inspired to create and appreciate the beauty in imperfection.

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