We’re excited to announce that Shuichi, a professional Kintsugi artist, will be joining us for Anime Toronto 2023! He will be presenting a lecture on Kintsugi and having a Maki-e workshop.
|Date||Sep 3rd (Sun), 2023|
|Time||10:00 am ~ 12:30 pm (Lecture 1.0h + Workshop 1.5h)|
|Price||$35.00 + tax|
Note: our general pass is required to enter the event
|Deadline||11:59 pm, September 2nd (Sat), 2023|
Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese method of fixing ceramics using only natural materials, and it’s an art form at the same time. Kintsugi is also a therapy, wisdom for our life, and contains a lot of deep philosophies. In this lecture, we will lead you into the world of Kintsugi!
Maki-e hands-on workshop
In the final process of kintsugi, we decorate the surface of the scars with gold. This technique is called maki-e, which enables you to create a smooth drawing with a metal material. Let’s use this technique to decorate a gemstone! Choose your favourite gemstone and have a design in mind to create on it!
We have 4 types of stone. Please refer to the photos to see the combinations of the gold colour and the stones!
- Black agate
- Rose quartz
Shuichi was born in Japan and was heavily involved in various arts throughout his life. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology which allowed him to delve deeper into understanding human cognition, perception, and expression. The kintsugi technique of giving new artistic life to previously fragmented pieces is appealing to Shuichi because this process represents healing oneself. Shuichi has been practicing kintsugi in Japan since 2005. He continued this practice upon moving to Toronto in 2019 and hopes to bring greater awareness and appreciation to this unique Japanese art. His other passions include Bizen ware pottery, as well as the philosophies of Zen and Vipassana meditation.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please feel free to ask him below: