Burghley House | Kintsugi Workshop
Kintsugi workshop

14 Aug 2024

Tours, Talks & Workshops

Kintsugi Workshop

Explore the traditional Japanese art of Kintsugi which embraces imperfection and celebrates repair

Kintsugi is an ancient art form that celebrates the Japanese philosophy of the beauty of imperfection and the impermanence of things. The process involves repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. The breakages and repair are treated as part of the history of an object, highlighting the cracks and symbolising fragility, strength and beauty.

During this three-hour workshop experienced Kintsugi practitioner Jurga Villimaite will introduce you to the principles and methodology of Kintsugi. Gain insights into the profound history and beautiful philosophy behind the art form.

You’ll have the chance to choose from a selection of broken ceramics to work on yourself. Jurga will guide you step-by-step through the process, using adapted techniques to create completed pieces to take home and treasure for years to come.

No previous experience or special skills are needed to take part and enjoy this mindful, creative experience.

A Treasures from the East workshop

Our Treasures from the East events are inspired by this year’s Treasury Exhibition and offer a chance to explore the fascinating skills and traditions of the Far East.

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Event information

Book tickets


14 August


2.15 - 5.15pm


Cheke Room, The Brewhouse



Additional Information

All materials are provided.

You are welcome to bring your own ceramic item to work on, however we do ask this is limited to 3 to 4 pieces of ceramic to allow sufficient time repair. We also advise against bring high value or sentimental items. Personal items are bought at your own risk.

Minimum age 16 years old.

Complimentary tea and coffee are provided during the workshop.

Accessibility | We will endeavour to meet individual needs where we can, please get in touch with us by email to discuss any requirements before booking.

In line with our standard Terms & Conditions, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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