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Close up of a ceramic bowl with kintsugi-inspired gold mending

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Simple Pleasures: Kintsugi-Inspired Repair for Beginners

Sun October 31, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Toronto-based ceramic artist Alison Brannen will show you how to beautifully repair ceramics using a method inspired by Japanese kintsugi. No previous experience is necessary!

In this workshop, you’ll repair one of your own pieces using epoxy and gold mica powder, rather than the traditional lacquer used by Japanese kintsugi masters. All repair materials are provided. Just bring a broken ceramic object that you want to work on. Small pieces such as bowls, cups, or dessert plates that are broken in 2 – 3 pieces work best. Please save those large bowls, platters, and shattered mug handles for the advanced class!

You’ll be able to take home your repaired ceramic piece immediately following the workshop.

About the artist

Award-winning Toronto-based artist Alison Brannen makes one-of-a-kind ceramics. Her work has been exhibited by FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington, Oeno Gallery, and Craft Ontario, and is currently on display in the Toronto Potters Biennial Exhibition in the Gardiner Shop.  Also an accomplished painter and printmaker, Alison teaches pottery and kintsugi-inspired workshops in her downtown Toronto studio.




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