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.
The GildedPlanet.com is excited to partner with the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio to provide you with the highest quality, hands on training for the gilding arts.
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, 15, 22, 29: August 12, 19, 26; September 2, 2022 - (No class Aug. 5, Urushi will be curing! :)||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:30pm PST (4:00pm - 6:30pm EST) - Adjust for local time zone||$295.00||AVAILABLE||REGISTER NOW|
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