Make Mend: Kintsugi Hack

Kintsugi Workshop

April 15, 11am - 3pm
USC Fisher Museum Courtyard

Reservations required here


About the Workshop

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese concept of “flawed beauty,” or beauty in imperfection. Many of the art and craft practices associated with wabi-sabi include everyday techniques and skills to elevate or showcase broken or damaged objects and highlight their flaws. Such mending and reflecting on repair can bring with it healing and acceptance of imperfection or transiences

Make Mend is a series of wabi-sabi workshops presented by the USC Roski School of Art and Design that will explore fixing or improving what is damaged, broken, or torn, with respect towards the handmade and creativity as a wellness practice. Participants are invited to bring items that need repair, embellishment, or altering, and all skill levels are welcome.

Kintsugi (also known as Kintsukuroi) is the technique of repairing and embellishing broken pottery with gold or gold dust. The practice of “golden repair” draws attention to damage, turns it into a thing of beauty, and celebrates breakage and repair as part of an object's history. Adapting modern materials such as epoxy glue and gold leaf, the “Kintsugi Hack” workshop will explore Kintsugi and the wabi-sabi idea of embracing imperfections and flaws as a practice of wellness and healing.


Visiting Guidelines

For the wellbeing of our students and all who visit USC, and until further notice: masks are encouraged but not required when indoors. 


Presented by USC Visions & Voices; organized by USC Roski School of Art and Design.