Kintsugi

Kintsugi - repairing ceramics with the use of Urushi Lacquer and gold leaf

Kintsugi is an ancient form of gilding that blends an understated elegance with a philosophical belief of finding the perfect in imperfection, of wholeness in, and in a sense honoring, what was once broken, a manifestation of wabi sabi.

Charles Douglas Gilding Studio ZOOM classes.

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Kintsugi - repairing ceramics with the use of Urushi Lacquer and gold leaf

Kintsugi, the centuries-old technique of repairing ceramics with the use of Urushi Lacquer and gold is a form of gilding that blends an understated elegance with a philosophical belief of finding the perfect in imperfection, of wholeness in, and in a sense honoring, what was once broken, a manifestation of wabi sabi.

Coming in the Summer of 2022 we will embark on a very special online journey in an 8 week gilding course to study this beautiful artform called Kintsugi. Together we will repair a broken ceramic bowl by preparing Kiurushi, preparing the muro drying box, and gilding with Eurushi and genuine 24k gold powder. We will also explore the use of gold leaf as an alternative way of applying gold.

The Kintsugi process requires warmth and high humidity which is why Summer has been chosen for this exciting new class. The Muro box will aid in creating a humid environment for our projects and daily monitoring is necessary for proper curing for several weeks. The reward through proper care and meditative patience is an object of importance lined with the beauty of gold, this art we call Kintsugi.


July 8 - August 26 2022

This is an 8 session class for a total of 12 hours. Each session is 90 minutes.
Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
July 8, 15, 22, 29: August 05, 12, 19, 26 2022 ZOOM 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST (4:00pm - 6:30pm EST) - Adjust for local time zone $295.00 8 Student Max AVAILABLE

Class kit and materials:

Charles Douglas Studios Oil Gilding Kit
CDOG/KIT $ 240.00
GILDER’S KIT FOR “OIL GILDING” CLASSES
Oil based

Purchase class items individualy

Re-load on essential items!!! Every artist knows that If you use your tools right, then they will preform for you. True work horses - and in a pinch, you know which are your "go-to" tools. But even your hardest working friends need refreshing. Now is your time. And enjoy a 5% discounton the folowing items, exclusively through the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio Workshops. Thanks for participating in our workshops!

Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!

25S/3 $ 22.50
Blue Squirrel Hair - Single - 3" width x 2" Length - German
954/1/2 $ 9.00
Wash Brush, FLAT 1/2" - Mixed Squirrel. German
954/3/4 $ 11.00
Wash Brush, FLAT 3/4" - Mixed Squirrel. German
GK/S $ 39.00
Gilders Knife - Single edge with square tip 5½" blade
GP/D $ 74.00
Gilders Pad, Delux 7" x 9.1/2" W/O SHIELD - Italian
DQ/4 $ 13.50
Dux Quick Dry Oil Size - 4 oz
MA23.00DB/B $ 96.00
Manetti Brand - 23kt Double Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf - 18 grams

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