Sun, Jan 14|
Kintsugi Workshop (Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery)
A unique workshop based on the ancient Japanese practice of Kintsugi (repairing broken pottery) led by Art Therapist Tara DeLuca. “Instead of masking the flaws, a Japanese way of seeing things is that by highlighting the cracks, pieces become stronger, more beautiful, and open to new opportunities
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
New Milford, 143 West St Ste U, New Milford, CT 06776, USA
About the event
Back by popular Demand!
Join us for a unique workshop based on emulating the ancient Japanese practice of Kintsugi led by Art Therapist Tara DeLuca.
During the workshop, you will connect with your bowl, break it, confront the damage, and take ownership of the pieces that remain by gluing them back together.
The bowl will be changed forever, just as each person is through their personal experiences.
- What was once broken does not always stay that way
- Broken, repaired, and new
- Calming, shared experience, self-care
- The concept expresses how the passage of time can further increase the beauty in the imperfect.
“Instead of masking the flaws, a Japanese way of seeing things is that by highlighting the cracks, the piece becomes stronger, more beautiful, and easier to use.”
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. If a bowl is broken, rather than discarding the pieces, the fragments are put back and the cracks are adorned with gold. There are no attempts to hide the damage, instead, it is highlighted. The practice has come to represent the idea that beauty can be found in imperfection. The breakage is an opportunity to create something new, and stronger. Applying this kind of thinking to instances of challenge or “failure” in our own lives can be helpful in our own rebuild.
Please note this is a morning workshop - Coffee, tea and light refreshments are welcome.