Change Agent - Kintsugi - Your Scars Are Beautiful

  • June 30, 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 9028 - D Prince William St., Manassas, Virginia 20110

The Japanese art of Kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but to display with pride.

Join us, the iTHRIVE Sisterhood, as we repair broken ceramics, symbolic of a new lease on life while we transmute our trauma, and mend our wounds to become more refined and beautiful thanks to our “scars”.

Kintsugi is a centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery and transforming it into a new work of art with gold, the traditional metal used in Kintsugi. The name of the technique is derived from the words “Kin” (golden) and “tsugi” (joinery), which translate to mean “golden repair.” The scars and cracks of the broken ceramic become the focus and turn the object into something unique and exquisite.

Kintsugi pottery pertains to the Zen ideal of Wabi sabi, the concept of embracing imperfection. It means finding pleasure in aged and worn objects, and value their blemishes as beautiful. Kintsugi repair also relates to other Japanese expressions, such as mottainai, which means to regret wasting something, and mushin, which means to free one’s mind and accept change.

Workshop Investment (includes materials)
$25 -- Members
$35 -- Non-members

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