City Gallery


Kintsugi Workshop

10.30am and 2pm Sat 30 Jan, 10.30am Sun 31 Jan

General Admission


Friends of City Gallery and Foundation


Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs.

Learn how to piece your broken ceramics back together with beauty in this workshop led by Yuka O’Shannessy.

Tokyo-born Yuka O’Shannessy is dedicated to connecting people and craft. As the founder of Public Record (@public_record_), she shares work by local and international artisans and teaches traditional techniques that help preserve goods for life

Three Sessions: bookings essential
Sat 30 Jan, 10.30am
Sat 30 Jan, 2pm
Sun 31 Jan, 10.30am

Need to know:

- Please bring your own broken object; it could be a plate, cup or vase that holds meaning for you, or head to an op-shop and break one yourself. Ensure you don’t pick something too complicated.

- If you have a spare craft knife, please bring it, if not, we will have some spare knives for you to use.

Japanese tea and a complimentary snack will be provided.