engrace Kintsugi Jewelry Shop [July] Karatsu-yaki and Arita-yaki


engrace Kintsugi Jewelry Shop [July] Karatsu-yaki and Arita-yaki


Entry fee:
6,600 yen (tax included, 2 pieces made)
6,600 yen (tax included, for two jewelry)
GOOD NATURE STATION 4th floor Hotel lobby back Shop table

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engrace Kintsugi Jewelry Shop-Karatsu-yaki, Arita-yaki-

This is an experience in making SDGs accessories using Kintsugi, which is made by freely combining traditional Japanese pottery pieces and brightly colored natural stones.

We mainly purchase broken or chipped pottery, cups, and other pottery items that are no longer used, purchased from kilns around the country, and then handcrafted them one by one into ceramic shards and polished them.
Choose your favorite one-of-a-kind accessory parts with different colors, patterns, and shapes, and combine them with colorful natural stones to create your one-of-a-kind Kintsugi jewelry!

This workshop offers an experience of creating Kintsugi SDGs jewelry by freely combining traditional Japanese fragments of pottery with vibrant natural stones.

We prepare the fragments of pottery by handcrafting and polishing them from pottery craftsmen mainly from kilns all over Japan.
Fragmented pieces of cracked or chipped pottery become unique parts, each with their own colour, shape and pattern.
You can then combine it with colorful natural stones to create your own “one-of-a-kind Kintsugi jewelry.”

[What is Kintsugi? ]

It is a unique Japanese technique dating back to the Muromachi period for repairing broken ceramics.It is a traditional technique in which broken or chipped vessels are connected with lacquer, and the joints are decorated by sprinkling gold, silver, or other powder.
In the Shop, we do not use lacquer obtained from the sumac tree, but instead use synthetic lacquer (paint) that does not cause rashes and dries quickly, and gold powder (a blend of brass and pearl powder), so even beginners can feel at ease. You can participate.

[What is Kintsugi?]

“Kintsugi” is a technique unique to Japan that has been used since the Muromachi period (1336-1573) to repair and decorate broken ceramics.
It involves using lacquer (urushi) to join and bond the cracked or chipped pieces of the pottery, and then applying powdered gold, silver, or other metals to decorate the mended seams.
In our workshop, we use synthetic lacquer (a paint that is less likely to cause allergies and dries faster) and a blend of gold powder (brass and pearl powder) instead of lacquer obtained from the urushi tree.
This allows even beginners to participate with confidence.

[Shop details]

The July Shop is Arita ware" and the warm and sophisticated black and white "Karatsu ware "Shirahagama Kiln in Saga Prefecture (We will have pottery with the theme of "Hakkayou" (traditional Japanese pottery).

For the workshop on July, we will provide 【Arita porcelain】and【Karatsu pottery】warm white and black tones, from “Hakkayo” in Saga Prefecture.

▼Colorful and cute patterned Arita ware kintsugi jewelry
Colorful and cute patterned Arita pottery KIntsugi jewelry

▼ "Arita ware" and the warm and sophisticated black and white "Karatsu ware" ("Hakuhaku Kiln" in Saga Prefecture)
Arita and Karatsu Pottery

We will have many different types of pottery shards available other than those shown in the photos, so please choose your favorite pottery shards on the day!
In addition to the photos, we will have a wide variety of fragmented pieces of pottery available on the day of the workshop, so please choose your pieces preferred then!

You can choose your favorite accessories from ``earrings, earrings, brooches, rings, pendant tops, obi clasps, pony hooks, hair ties, tie pins, tuck pins, and cuff links.''
The price is the same, so please tell the instructor on the day what you want to make.
You can choose from a variety of accessories such as earrings, ear studs, brooches, rings, and pendant tops.
Also, please feel free to choose from tie pins, cufflinks, stick pins (lapel pins), and hat pins.
The cost is the same, so please tell what you want to make to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

Recommended for people who are interested in sustainable things, who like making things, and who like one-of-a-kind items!
Recommended for those interested in sustainable creations and unique handmade items!

[Event date and time details]

■ Date and time: 7Saturday, 27th of the month ①10:00-12:30 ②14:00-16:30 [Time required: approx. 150 minutes]
■ Capacity: 8 people per session, minimum number of participants: 3 people
■Price: 6,600 yen (tax included, for 2 pieces)
What to bring: Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. If you need glasses, please bring them with you (for detailed hand work). for)


Location: GOOD NATURE HOTEL 4th floor Shop table
Please enter through the hotel entrance on your left hand side as you head towards the main entrance of the GOOD NATURE STATION market on the 1st floor.
Once you enter, please take the elevator at the back to the hotel lobby on the 4th floor.
Please come to the Shop table at the back of the front desk.

[Workshop schedule]

■Date: 27th July ①10:00am-12:30pm ② 2:00pm-4:30pm [about 150min]
■Location: 4th floor workshop table at hotel 'Good Nature Hotel Kyoto'
■8 participants per session.
■Price: 6,600 yen (tax included, for creating two pieces of jewelry).
■Required materials: Clothes that can get dirty and reading glasses (if required).

▼Book here! ⇒ https://coubic.com/biostyle/4764230

Instructor: engrace Natsuka Akanuma / Instructor: Natsuka Akanuma

Owner of kintsugi jewelry engrace.
She started making handmade items in 2012, and in 2019 she learned Kintsugi in Kyoto and started making Kintsugi accessories on her own by applying the skill of restoring pottery.
Focusing on pottery that has inherited Japanese tradition, we purchase pottery that is no longer used as industrial waste from potteries and other places, and reborn it as accessories.
Currently, we handle Karatsu ware, Oribe ware, Arita/Imari ware, Bizen ware, Kyo ware, and Kiyomizu ware.We have 15 permanent stores nationwide, 4 online Shop, operate our own website, and overseas (mainly The company exports its products to Japan (Australia) and occasionally exhibits at Shop events and department store events.

I am the founder of engrace, Kintsugi jewelry brand. I started crafting handmade items in 2012 and learned the art of Kintsugi in Kyoto in 2019.
I applied the techniques to my craft and began creating Kintsugi Jewelry through self-study.
Focusing on traditional Japanese ceramics, I engage in the activity of purchasing “no longer used ceramics” that become industrial waste from kilns and other sources, and transforming them into jewelry pieces, let them reborn as unique pieces of wearable art.
Currently, I handle various ceramics including Karatsu pottery, Oribe pottery, Arita-Imari pottery, Bizen pottery, and Kyoto pottery.
We have 15 stores handling our jewelry nationwide, four online shops, and operate our own website.
We also export to overseas markets, mainly Australia. Occasionally, we participate in workshop events and exhibitions at department stores and other venues.

▼A word from the lecturer
The accessories you create will be given to you on a mount on the day of the event, so they would be great to give as gifts.
It's great for Japanese souvenirs option as well.

Website https://engrace-japan.myshopify.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/engrace.handmade/?hl=ja

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