Kintsugi Workshops with David Pike
Presented by Sozo Gallery & SEARCH Creative
Join David Pike, Kintsugi Master, for a one day workshop at Sozo Gallery on Saturday, October 7.
1/2 day seminar for VETERANS ONLY:
- Oct. 7th, 8am - 12pm at Sozo Gallery in Charlotte, NC
1/2 day seminar (general public):
- Oct. 7th, 2-5pm at Sozo Gallery in Charlotte, NC
Kintsugi ("golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi ("golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. (source: Wikipedia)
From David Pike: The courses I teach are aimed at people who want a deep and thorough understanding of traditional kintsugi. I don’t use putties or glue and we use real gold and silver during the longer courses. Many of the people who study want to teach so they need a complete understanding of the process and how to troubleshoot and solve problems that come up. Taking a 3 and 10 day course will provide more instruction than years at a once a week type course.
All courses are taught in English or Japanese with a focus on traditional Japanese processes and materials. This includes not being wasteful with the materials and keeping the work space free of food and other distractions. The courses and teaching are based on what is called in Japan, minarai, learning by looking and feeling, a more intuitive approach.