Online Kintsugi Lessons with Tsugu Tsugu
Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest in kintsugi. Used in Japan for centuries to restore damaged pieces of ceramics, kintsugi has grown to become an art form well-known worldwide.
However, despite kintsugi's popularity, finding courses to get started with kintsugi may be harder than expected depending on where you live. In addition, finding the appropriate material is not always easy.
At Tsugu Tsugu, we aim at making traditional kintsugi more accessible and that it is why we have decided to start offering online kintsugi lessons in English. The classes are taught over zoom and are suitable for beginners and experienced kintsugi practitioners. Each class is customized to the needs of the student.
Who can take part in online kintsugi lessons?
Our online kintsugi lessons are recommed for the people who:
- would like to start kintsugi from scratch
- are unable to come to our studios in Tokyo
- would like to learn one particular kintsugi technique
- would like to get advised on a particular kintsugi project
What is the contents of the online workshops?
Our 1-hour online kintsugi lesson looks like this:
- 20 mins: Explanation of the basics / Introduction to the history of kintsugi
- 35 mins: Kintsugi restoration step by step and Q&A
- 5 mins: Cleaning of the tools used
Who is in charge of online kintsugi classes at Tsugu Tsugu ?
Yuki Matano, the CEO of Tsugu Tsugu, is in charge of all online classes taught in English. Born in Osaka, in central Japan, Yuki has also lived in Canada and Germany. She can speak Japanese, English, and German. With a background in pharmacy, Yuki worked for several years in sales for major pharmaceutical companies before starting Tsugu Tsugu, a company dedicated to the art of kintsugi.
Within the last 14 years, Yuki has moved 14 times. With time, Yuki has slowly come to embrace a minimalist lifestyle. Instead of owning a tremendous amount of cheap goods, Yuki now enjoys focussing on items that are trully meaningful for her. However, she also soon realized how painful it could be to see objects you hold dear end up broken or damaged. When Yuki discovered kintsugi, it immediately resonnated with her. She decided to quit her job learn kintsugi under a kintsugi master named Shibata Sensei.
After her kintsugi training, Yuki decided to share her love of kintsugi and created Tsugu Tsugu Inc. With this company, Yuki hopes to show the beauty of kintsugi and help people cherish objects their hold dear for as long as possible.
How can you book an online lesson ?
Before booking a lesson on our website, we would recommend you to contact us by e-mail and tell us the days and times of the week you are available. Please note that Tsugu Tsugu is located in Japan, which is in the time zone GMT+9. We are pretty flexible, but please understand that we may not always be able to accommodate all time zones.
Each private lesson online costs at the moment 54 USD. Please note that taxes can apply depending on your country.
If you have not purchased a TSUGUKIT yet, we would advise you to contact us at least 2 weeks in advance so that we have the time to set a date for your first class and ship your kintsugi kit to you by then.
You can reach us at the following address: email@example.com