Join internationally acclaimed artist and ace ceramics conservator Penny Byrne for this 6-week Kintsugi (gold repair) course. Upskill with all the professional tools, methods and materials that Penny uses to create her own famous artworks. You will practice on test tiles and there will be the opportunity to bring one or two of your own pieces to work on.
This 6-week short course will give you many of the rare and specialised techniques used by qualified ceramics conservators and restorers including time to practice joining broken pieces, repairing and filling cracks and finishing with restorer's gold.
This course comprises six two-hour classes and is suitable for anyone interested in ceramic restoration whether students, ceramic artists or fixers!
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Image: Penny Byrne "Veins of Gold" (2017) Photo credit: Mathew Stanton
Date: Wednesday 14 Feb - 21 Mar 2018
Please note there will be an extra tools & materials surcharge of $30 payable to Penny in the first class.
Cost: $490 Earlybird (until 24 Jan) $525 Normal
Where: Slow Clay Centre, 13 Keele St, Collingwood.
"What an amazing series by Penny Byrne - a great experience learning Kintsugi from a master conservator." (name supplied 7/9/17)
"The course was exactly what I had been wanting to do for some years. I now have the tools and knowledge of appropriate glues to go ahead and repair many chipped and broken pieces in my collection. It was a relaxing time and I enjoyed the conversation and exchange of experiences within the group." (name supplied 31/8/17)