Western Style Kintsugi Ceramic Repair

October 6

Western Style Kintsugi Ceramic Repair


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $90

Thursday, October 6, 2022 ~ 6:00pm to 9:00pm EST

This alternative form of Japanese Kintsugi pays homage to this rigorous and laborious process but is less costly, more accessible, and with less wait time in between steps. This online workshop will provide instruction on alternatives to traditional materials and information on where to source some traditional materials and tools that can be used in this process as well. Through live demonstrations and instructional slide shows, participants will leave with an understanding of traditional kintsugi philosophy and the confidence to begin the practice of Kintsugi using a non-traditional western style approach.

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Barbara J. Allen

Barbara J. Allen earned a BFA in sculpture and an MS in Art Education.  Some of her group and solo shows include; the Canton Museum of Art, Ohio, The New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut,  Harper-Collins Atrium Gallery, New York, The Paris, Kent, New York Gallery, Connecticut, and the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Visiting Artist Residencies have included, Cross Cultural Collaborative, Nungua, Ghana, University of Delaware, and Weir Farm National Historic site. Barbara is an arts educator and practicing artist focusing in both wood and soda fired ceramics. She has over 30 years of  teaching and atmospheric firing experience including creating educational projects with indigenous and university trained potters in Ghana West Africa and working with the Akha Womens’ Foundation serving the Akha hill tribe women near Chang Rai, Thailand. Barbara studied Kintsugi in Japan with Sensei Tuskamoto Showzi.

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