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4.9(109 reviews)
An introductory pottery class to Japanese art of Kintsugi.
Stockwell
In-person
from £50 pp
2hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:7th August 2024
What happens in this class?

Kintsugi is an ancient art form that celebrates the Japanese philosophy of the beauty of imperfection. It involves putting broken pieces of pottery back together by embracing the cracks using the gold mica powder blowing method.

In this class that honours the traditional Japanese art of fixing with gold, an experienced and friendly teacher from Art4Space will guide you every step of the way so that you leave with beautiful symbolic pottery to treasure.

As well as enjoying the hands-on experience with all the materials provided, you will also learn a little about the history and philosophy of Kintsugi…

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Things to remember

Suitable for all levels for over the age of 16+.

What you'll get

  • All the materials you need to make two Kintsugi bowls.
  • Snacks.
  • Choice includes: Macha tea, Japanese beer, Sake, wine
  • Unlimited coffee and tea.
  • 10% off in our studio shop.
Latest Reviews
4.9(109 reviews)
Lily Chambers - 15 July 2024
Brilliant class with friendly atmosphere and great hosts.
Alix Geddes - 6 July 2024
This was a great class! The teacher was great and explained things very clearly, and guided us through the art of kintsugi. It was fascinating and we made beautiful pieces. I keep a wonderful memory of this session. Thank you!
Carole - 6 July 2024
Thoroughly enjoyable session, very well explained. Lovely staff, lovely surroundings, we were very well looked after. Great to learn a new craft. A very relaxing time. Absolutely recommend this place.
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

Art4Space has over 20 years experience with mosaic and the creative industry. They have secured over 350 commissions including The Shard, Silver at Royal Hampton Court Show, Leytonstone Tube Station, London's longest mosaic and London largest school mosaic. You will be taught by one of the directors or leading artist (Julie, Natti and John). Art4Space is an award winning not-for-profit social enterprise CIC, founded and run by professional artists. They put visual art at the center of everything they do, connect and enhance communities and inspire individuals through creativity.

Class Location
Art4Space Community Art Centre
Stockwell
Unit 1
31 Jeffreys Road
SW4 6QU
London

Reviews

Lily Chambers - 15 July 2024
Brilliant class with friendly atmosphere and great hosts.
Alix Geddes - 6 July 2024
This was a great class! The teacher was great and explained things very clearly, and guided us through the art of kintsugi. It was fascinating and we made beautiful pieces. I keep a wonderful memory of this session. Thank you!
Carole - 6 July 2024
Thoroughly enjoyable session, very well explained. Lovely staff, lovely surroundings, we were very well looked after. Great to learn a new craft. A very relaxing time. Absolutely recommend this place.
- 3 July 2024
Had a wonderful time learning a new skill. Lovely space with a great ethos and very patient teacher.
Eunice Salmon - 3 July 2024
What a lovely chilled evening we had learning a new skill from such a patient tutor. We took away two permanent reminders of the event xx
Jenni - 2 July 2024
We loved our couples kintsugi course. Neither of us are particularly “crafty” but the experience was warm, encouraging and accessible. We left with 4 decent attempts to show off with!! Thank you John and Blue!
Constanza - 1 July 2024
It was a great experience! The only thing I missed was an explanation or introduction to the technique, history, original way of doing it, etc.
Kiren - 1 July 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed the kintsugi workshop, trying something new and leaving with a peice of beautiful art! The teachers were great, very passionate about what they do and explained things well step-by-step, including history of the tradition and demos. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a lovely art space. Definitely recommend!
Christine - 27 June 2024
A lovely setting. We felt well looked after and were interested to hear about the work of the centre. The workshop was interesting, . All materials were provided. However, the session was only 2 hours rather than the 2 1/2 advertised, plus there were a lot of people -about 20- so although the tutor knew her stuff, it was difficult to get advice. Personally I like a max of 2 participants.
Thais - 24 June 2024
Such a great session, a lovely experience all round. The craft was accessible but still engaging/challenging and the instructors were lovely. Atmosphere was warm and welcoming and everything was great value! Will a thousand percent be coming back!
Alex Dann - 24 June 2024
Great experience, teachers were really helpful and the whole activity was really relaxing. Highly recommend it!
Neesha - 17 June 2024
Such a fun experience with friends! Staff were very helpful and a great selection of bowls to pick from! Really nice venue and a fun afternoon with drinks and snacks. Couldn’t recommend enough if you’re looking for something different to do. Also great to come alone too as the environment is so friendly and easy to socialise with others!
Clair MacDonald - 16 June 2024
I absolutely loved the workshop Blue was a great tutor, she provided a very calm environment , I cannot say enough what a lovely experience e this was
Janet - 12 June 2024
A fab workshop to learn the basics of Kintsugi, with great tutors. I would fully recommend it. Thank you
Christine - 11 June 2024
A lovely day spent learning a new skill and well organised.
Julie - 10 June 2024
Brilliant session! Spacious , welcoming well equipped workspace. Friendly and knowledgeable tutors. Had a 10/10 day learning kintsugi. All materials provided, refreshments included, great value for money. Will definitely book again.
Alison - 10 June 2024
Very Interesting but too much of a skill to create something of beauty to be learned in a couple of hours. I was expecting more emphasis on the Japanese cultural aspect.
Giorgia - 6 June 2024
Lovely evening, really nice workshop with very helpful instructors
Karen - 5 June 2024
Great class. Lots of fun.
Chalene - 4 June 2024
Natty and Blue were great teachers - calm energy and super knowledgeable - we created some fantastic pieces and also bought the tools to do more at home! Wonderful time - would do again
sally - 3 June 2024
Had a great day learning about Kintsugi. The tutor was very good and helpful. Would like to visit again to try something else .
Claudette Forbes - 3 June 2024
Friendly, welcoming, well organised and taught workshop. Loved it
Carly - 2 June 2024
Great experience lots of fun and learning
Charlotte - 30 May 2024
We joined the kintsugi class and loved every minute. We were greeted with a beer, snacks and a very relaxing experience. We never felt rushed or like anything was too much trouble. We were offered refreshments throughout the class and encouraged to take our time but we were also encouraged to do two pieces if we wanted to. It’s a lovely peaceful sanctuary - perfect after a stressful day at work. The instructors were patient kind and clear in their teaching. We loved it
Laurence - 26 May 2024
Great Kintsugi workshop, with all tools and materials supplied. Refreshments were welcome too. Thanks all.
Fiona Chamberlkain - 26 May 2024
Most enjoyable workshop. Well explained and presented. I was delighted with the finished results. Plenty of refreshments and snacks available throughout the workshop. 4 stars rather than 5 because the files used as part of the process were blunt and need replacing making that task more difficult and time consuming. However, I would definitely attend another workshop at Art4Space .
Zoe Hiller-Wood - 22 May 2024
I absolutely loved the Kintsugi workshop, both of the teachers were fun, friendly and really supportive of everyone. I love the pots that I made and will be using them to hold jewellery. If you ran out of time, you had the option to buy a Kintsugi kit to finish it at home.
Fiona - 21 May 2024
This experience was gifted to me by my children so I invited a friend and we came down from Sheffield to take part. It was well executed and we both thoroughly enjoyed it .Thank you very much.
Rob - 21 May 2024
John and sian were brilliant, had an awesome time trying my hand at kintsugi. May be back in future!
Zohra - 20 May 2024
Amazing class! Had so much fun and would highly recommend!
Catherine - 19 May 2024
Lovely afternoon. Very enjoyable but went by too fast. Excellent teaching.
Susan - 19 May 2024
Great hosts who made it fun 🤩 . A supportive and non judgmental environment for beginners 😀.
Lisa - 19 May 2024
Excellent course and tuition, but not enough time to finish so perhaps a bit longer would be a bonus.
David - 15 May 2024
Very enjoyable course., and time flew by! The presenters were very friendly and inviting which added to the experience. I would highly recommend this workshop to others. Only criticism I would offer is that you need to find a better, and quicker way, to do the filing of the broken edges since this eats away at the time available, and doesn't really leave enough time to complete a second piece. The 'old' files seemed better than the 'new' ones, but are there other options? May also be wise to advise participants to keep to a maximum of 3 pieces to allow time to complete two items when sharing the 'tips'. Are there other options for the adhesive i.e. using the 2-part syringe products to reduce risk of 'sticky fingers'? Or are these too expensive?
Catherine - 13 May 2024
Really enjoyed my afternoon with you - friendly, informative and well organised. Very pleased with my bowl AND the rescue of my favourite mug. Thank you very much!
Linda - 13 May 2024
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! We loved the Kintsugi workshop. Guided beautifully through the process and became totally absorbed creating our Japanese bowls. Very professional; a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Jo - 13 May 2024
This was such a lovely experience. The tutors were really knowledgeable and welcoming, there was a perfect level of instruction and freedom. Highly recommend this experience.
Laura - 12 May 2024
A wonderful afternoon spent learning a new skill. John was patient, warm and friendly and the time flew by. Such a nice touch to be offered drinks and snacks. Can’t wait to try another class!
Karen - 12 May 2024
A great session, John was a brilliant teacher, making sure that everyone was okay at all times. Would have liked another 30 minutes as it got a bit rushed on the second piece
Anna Afferri - 12 May 2024
The workshop was amazing and John explained the process very carefully. We managed to bring hope 3 pieces and we love them!
Pippa - 9 May 2024
Wonderful class. It was fun, not too difficult, interesting, the teacher was great and very welcoming. Wish I lived closer so I could do more classes! Thanks for a great afternoon.
Anita - 8 May 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and were very well looked after. Was great to learn Kintsugi.
Connie Duxbury - 6 May 2024
We had a wonderful afternoon! John was a brilliant, patient and funny instructor - it was easy to follow, lovely to have wine and snacks and we just laughed the whole time :)
Sandra - 5 May 2024
An amazing class with great instruction and two beautiful pieces to take home. Definitely a great gift to someone or yourself- I would highly recommend.
Umang - 5 May 2024
We had a great time doing the Kintsugi class. Really interesting, and very therapeutic. We learnt a lot and came away with some really lovely pieces
Katrina - 5 May 2024
An amazing experience and great tutorial. Relaxed environment and lovely surroundings. Worth every penny. Opportunity to spend quality time with my daughter.
Sophie - 5 May 2024
Really cool class. Super cute bowls at the end too!
Hannah - 2 May 2024
Fun class and very informative!
Gretchen - 2 May 2024
Was a fun evening learning a new craft. Thrilled with our end product! Gifted via Virgin Experience Days - what a great gift! Teacher and assistants were friendly and helpful.
Kate - 29 April 2024
We had an absolutely FANSTASTIC session with Nattie on Sunday doing Kintsugi. All our needs were catered for and she created a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Her knowledge was vast and we both created a piece we are proud of. Thank you so much.
Marie - 24 April 2024
I recently took a Kintsugi class at Art4space. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. The class was a mix both practical and informative. I left with 2 small plates I worked on during the class and bought a kit to keep practising. I can highly recommend the class and Art4space studio.
Sue Bentley - 22 April 2024
Sadly I travelled all the way from Cheshire on the train only be told on arrival that the event was cancelled. Twenty of us got emails as we stood outside waiting to be let in.
David - 19 April 2024
The workshop was great fun. It was really well organised and well attended. The facilities were good. A nice environment to work in. The tutors were really helpful giving clear instructions and supervising closely. They worked hard to support each person to make sure we used the techniques well. It was interesting and enjoyable. Thank you so much.
Paula Watts - 18 April 2024
The class was brilliant. The tutors had the patience of a Saint... thankyou. For me I could have done with an extra half hour for finishing off. But realise there has to be a cut off time. If an option to pay an extra £5 towards other classes for children's classes was available, I for one would be delighted. Thank you for your time, expertise and professionalism.
Susanne - 15 April 2024
My friend and I really enjoyed the Kintsugi workshop. Friendly atmosphere, excellent instruction and support. A lovely and relaxing space, highly recommended.
- 15 April 2024
A really lovely short course covering the basics with as much or little support as you want from very helpful tutors
Paula - 15 April 2024
My friend and I loved the whole experience! From attentive instructors to beverages and snacks made available throughout the class. We both made two pieces each, which we were very proud of! Would love to attend another class in the near future.
Susan - 15 April 2024
I attended a Kintsugi workshop at Art4Space workshop yesterday and it was well beyond my expectations! Absolutely fantastic! Lead by Natalie and assisted by John it was extremely well run. I didn't expect to come away with two beautiful products that I made in the workshop. It was a fabulous afternoon where we were made comfortable and offered an array of refreshments and snacks. More importantly you could tell Natalie and John were experts. It takes a properly trained teacher to teach well and Natalie showed brilliant class management and educated us with simple, clear instructions, a truly gifted teacher 10 out of 10. The measure of a good teacher is did we learn? We certainly did and I came away with newly acquired skill and in such a short space of time again, a tribute to the skills of teacher and assistant. Another really important aspect is their communication was superb every step of the way. I will be telling all my friends and will definitely be returning for another session, also the studio has loads on offer. I highly recommend this professional outfit. Thank you.
Katrina - 15 April 2024
Fantastic experience doing kintsugi - the session leaders were really helpful and gentle and we were really pleased with what we were able to create at the end!
Annie - 11 April 2024
loved it
Alex - 11 April 2024
Amazing workshop! We had a great time. The host was really welcoming and down to earth. Also great to pay towards a charity that helps the community!
Sue - 8 April 2024
Interesting and enjoyable workshop. Very therapeutic!
Liz - 7 April 2024
Great afternoon learning a new skill. Probably could have done with an extra half an hour as it was a bit of a rush at the end. Would love to do another session to build on what I have learnt.
Nicola - 7 April 2024
Great afternoon workshop learning Kintsugi. The tutors were welcoming and informative. Would highly recommend!
Stephanie - 4 April 2024
Fantastic very welcoming and friendly would love to come again thank you 🙏🙂
Marion - 1 April 2024
Really enjoyed the experience and will be doing more at home. I bought a kit because I already have a project in mind - repairing a much loved bowl in memory of my mother.
David - 25 March 2024
We had a fantastic kintsugi morning and were well looked after. Came out with some lovely pieces, very happy.
Emma - 21 March 2024
Great experience. We tried kintsugi and loved it. Great teacher and really chilled group.
Sarah Earis - 20 March 2024
The workshop was absolutely wonderful, well paced, kind and informative hosts, inspiring space, all materials accessible and came away with something I am really proud of. Will definitely go again.
Kerri - 19 March 2024
Friendly and relaxed learning experience, really well set out and clearly explained. Had a great time and my friend did who chose this for her birthday gift experience.
Tessa Mccrudden - 18 March 2024
The course was so well run. The instructors were welcoming, patient and fun, and we came away with 2 beautiful pieces of art that we'd made. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Fran Marcus - 17 March 2024
Great workshop , very helpful and was so lovely to sit and relax
Lorenza Restaldi - 17 March 2024
Staff was very welcoming and the activity was very engaging
Joseph Ling - 14 March 2024
Brilliant class! Great teacher! Friendly atmosphere :)
Rosemary Dear - 11 March 2024
Really enjoyed our time with instructor John. It would have been better if we could have had more time on the 2nd dish. However we still had a lovely afternoon.
Chloe Lansley - 11 March 2024
A really lovely, friendly, informative class - pitched just at the right level so that it was challenging but fun.
Emma Heveningham - 11 March 2024
Lovely community studio, and a really interesting and friendly workshop. The tutor was very patient and his at explaining the process. By the end of the session I had two beautiful Kintsugi bowls to take home. Highly recommend!
Hannah Perris - 11 March 2024
I thought this was a really nice space to work in with lots of light. The materials and equipment supplied were good quality and the demonstrations made everything very clear. I liked that we could make a couple of pieces if we liked. The refreshments and snacks were also good. I would recommend this Kintsugi class.
hugo bilton - 11 March 2024
My girlfriend and me had a lovely time, felt very professional as well as homely. Came back with three nice pieces.
Lanny Walker - 10 March 2024
Really enjoyable class and fun learning about the art of kintsugi. My daughter and I had fun experimenting with the techniques. The class had a lovely chilled pace and drinks and snacks are also provided. Any profits made go to helping local young people with mental health issues.
Ty Davis - 5 March 2024
I tried this for the first time. The instructors were very friendly and welcoming. They were always available to help at every step of the way. The venue was very cool and the atmosphere as very relaxed. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitely go again.
Dina Shour - 4 March 2024
John was a fantastic instructor! Explains everything very clearly and made the session fly by! Very fun afternoon, wish it was longer
Kim Day - 3 March 2024
Great session
Richard McBride - 3 March 2024
It was a brilliant and very fun class. Both instructors were very good at explaining the process and making it such an enjoyable experience. Myself and my partner thoroughly enjoyed it
Vicky - 3 March 2024
Really enjoyed the class. The work stations were well prepped, the instructions easy to follow and the instructors were very attentive providing additional resources and drinks. I was thrilled with what I made and have already been recommending the class.
Lynnae Williams - 2 March 2024
I had a great time learning lots about Kintsugi in the time we had. The whole set up was fantastic and the facilitators were very helpful. Thank you.
Nicola Gormley - 1 March 2024
Lovely welcoming tutor who paced the class well to ensure that everyone left with a completed item. Processes very clear and the opportunity to buy a kit to do more. Easy to get to as well as very close to Stockwell tube. Great experience
Danielle Bunker - 28 February 2024
Brilliant day. Well organised, informative and fun
Lucy Webb - 27 February 2024
This was such a lovely session, really friendly and calming and the instructors were so patient. I came away with two small pieces that I will always treasure. The music was brill too ;-)
Emily Mackay - 25 February 2024
A wonderful place that just beams with creativity. My class was well organised and great fun.
Joley Williams - 25 February 2024
My boyfriend and I attended the Kintsugi class, and it was amazing! John was a great teacher, reassuring us and guiding us, with patience and care. You get to make 2 pieces each with all the materials provided for you, and they turn out so beautiful and unique. You get free tea, coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks to fuel you for the 2 1/2 hour class. They also have little Kintsugi kits you can buy for £12 incase you don't finish your piece, or if you want to continue your Kintsugi journey at home, which I think is a great idea! The class had such a nice atmosphere and everyone looked like they were having a great time - I could hear other attendees talking about what a great class it was! Would definitely recommend and would buy this experience for friends and family, 10/10!
Barbora Formanko - 22 February 2024
Such a good class and lovely technique with bubbly atmosphere. Beautiful results at the end with an option to buy a kit to finish them off too! Great Scottish man hosting too
Jamie - 19 February 2024
Loved the kintsugi workshop - Ellie was really clear with her instructions, and having John and Aysha moving around the space to support was really helpful. Thank you for a mindful afternoon.
David Brown - 19 February 2024
A really great space. The class i attended was kintsuji. The tutors are very knowledgable and friendly and give very clear instructions. The whole afternoon was great fun with a laid back vibe while learning a new skill. I would definitely recommend attending a course here 💚
Berna Ayguel - 19 February 2024
Really enjoyed John's class! It was very hands-on, and I love my little dish :) The drinks throughout were a nice touch as well
Noemie - 12 February 2024
Amazing workshop with attentive teachers and the opportunity to create beautiful decorative pieces, 100% recommend!
Kristina Aleksandrova - 12 February 2024
Great experience, we really enjoyed our time during the class. It was a very pleasant afternoon and would definitely recommend it. The teacher John also made the experience very positive!
Aida Aldous - 8 February 2024
Natalie was a great teacher! I took my friend here as a Xmas present and we both really enjoyed ourselves - so nice to do an activity that doesn’t involve screens, I really loved my little kintsugi bowl.
Celia Mahtani - 8 February 2024
A lovely session! Natalie was so helpful and encouraging as we tried Kintsugi. Everything was provided included safety glasses and bags to transport our creations.
Sarah - 5 February 2024
Absolutely brilliant. Ellie and John were incredibly knowledgeable and the pieces I created were beautiful. I also learnt a lot about the history of kintsugi
Diane Moore - 4 February 2024
Really great way to spend an afternoon. Easy to achieve a finished piece or two under the expert guidance of the group leader ( although very much at ‘beginner level) Feel confident enough to carry on at home and improve my practice. Would highly recommend for anyone regardless of ability or age.
Rowena Brugge - 31 January 2024
Spent a lovely afternoon learning and doing the art of kintsugi. Our teacher John was very friendly and helpful, providing clear instructions and demonstration and attending to all our needs and questions. The selection of pottery was good, and we had time for 2 to 3 items. Very relaxing and fun in a nice space.
Marai Colombrini - 30 January 2024
The kintsugi class was absolutely amazing. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, the ambience is great. I had a lovely afternoon.
Anna Tindall - 21 January 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed the Kintsugi course. Thank you.
Ana Espuig - 11 January 2024
Lovely environment and project. They have snacks and drinks available which is a lovely thought. The teacher was lovely and explained things carefully.
James Ampherlaw - 11 January 2024
A brilliant session run; talking through the beautiful philosophies and history around Kintsugi & coming out of the session with 2 excellent pieces of re-crafted ceramics. Highly recommend as a solo or as a couple!
Bernard Noel - 14 December 2023
Such a fun evening workshop! Enjoyable, playful and relaxing in a superb atmosphere, plus you go back home with your own 2 creations after a few glasses a booze to get you in the right mood after a long day at work! That was a total success for us :)
Sue Stamper-Iveson - 11 November 2023
A relaxed and enjoyable evening with encouraging instructors.
Maureen Thompson - 14 September 2023
What a fabulous class it was . It has reignited my light for crafting. John is an excellent educator.