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Kintsugi, when gold is your guest

craft class

Kintsugi, when gold is your guest

21 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian
craft class

Kintsugi, when gold is your guest

craft class

Kintsugi, when gold is your guest

21 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian

What you'll do

During the experiment you will learn the traditional japanese ceramic restoration. What are the different steps to restore an artefact? For the curious followers greedy of new experiences, the initiation takes place in 2h-2h30. For the bonding and filling steps you'll use synthetics materials. The finish will be applied with traditional Japanese materials: the Urushi, a vegetable lacquer and metallic powder! Your choice: mica that imitates gold, silver, or copper! What do we need as equipment? Absolutely nothing! I provide all the equipment! You can come with a ceramic (to be specified when you're booking) or I will also bring the ceramics to practice! This unique method offers you a moment of both meditation and sharing. When? Where? How? This is to be established at the time of the request directly with me at atelierminot@gmail.com. The experiment takes place in my workshop in the 13th arrondissement of Paris! Atypical neighborhood where the street art reigns supreme. Come and discover a traditional Japanese method with undeniably modern aesthetics! Bonus: you leave with your objects!

Your host

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Océane

After 5 years of studying in Ceramic Conservation-Restoration, I perfected my knowledge with experiments in publics structures as the Museum of Archeology and Champagne in Épernay city. Also, I learned Kintsugi from a master lacquer! Kintsugi (literally"gold patching") is an ancestral Japanese technique dating from the 16th century. It's part of the Wabi-Sabi philosophy. The injuries are considered an integral part of life. It is then a question of sublimating them, and giving them a new meaning, thanks to metals such as gold and silver (gintsugi). Golden rivers or silvery tears travel through and dress the ceramic work of art. You will be introduced to the true traditional technique based on vegetable lacquer and metallic powder. 0 Waste and pleasure guaranteed !

What's included

Drinks
I offer you a snack to make friendly breaks! (tea/coffee/juice/sodas/water)
Equipment
I provide you: - the ceramic on which you are exercising -the glues -lacquers -filling materials -the brushes -metallics…

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Where you'll be

The experiment will take place in my workshop located in the heart of the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Street art district rich in modern and contemporary history. During the experience, I explain the life and history of this incredible neighborhood! I also tell you what is really behind the parisian's cultural heritage from the point of view of a restorer of works of art!

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

The activity takes place during the day from 9h to 18h30 The day and schedule of the experience are established with the participants Evening hours are possible from 18:30 to 20:00

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Océane
Kintsugi, when gold is your guest
21 reviews
From $56/person
21 reviews
From $56/person