Workshop Description

Celebrating an artefact’s diverse history and embracing its imperfections, kintsugi, translated as ‘golden repair’, is the centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted with gold powder. This art is related to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which, like kintsugi, embraces an object’s asymmetry, roughness and simplicity. Participants in the workshop will learn the technique of mixing the lacquer with metallic powder to create a paste that will hold the pieces of their broken pottery together again. The final result will be a jewellery plate laced with golden lines that tell tales of its history, beauty and encounters with adversity.


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All events are free and open to the public.
All material is provided by Sharjah Art Foundation.

About L'Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels

Founded with the support of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris in February 2012, L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels is the world’s first school established for the general public to discover the savoir-faire, history and culture of fine jewellery and watchmaking.