Private Online Sessions
30 Minute Consultations
Do you have a kintsugi-related question? Are you interested in clarifying a specific step in the process or to check your work-in-progress? Would you like to know if kintsugi is right for your broken ware?
60 Minute Lessons
Please note that online sessions are based in the Japan time zone. Therefore, if you are in the United States, sessions will most likely take place in the evening your time. And if you are in Europe, sessions will mostly likely take place in the morning your time.
The Kintsugi Kit is our best-selling introductory kit that allows you to repair chipped, cracked, and broken wares. While at first, kintsugi can feel like an overwhelming undertaking, this pared down kit simplifies the process, while ensuring that your first foray into kintsugi is a fully authentic experience.
Advanced Kintsugi Kit
The Advanced Kintsugi Kit has more urushi lacquer, gold powder, and brushes. It also contains a glass palette, and a built-in tray, amongst other supplies, to upgrade the kintsugi experience. Mend items with missing pieces as well as those that are chipped, cracked, or broken.
Urushi lacquer, the sap of the urushi tree, is the base material of kintsugi technique. However, urushi contains a compound that can cause minor skin irritation, to a more severe allergic reaction, depending on the individual. Should you experience alarming inflammation from touching urushi, or from simply being in the presence of urushi, please remove yourself from the room and consult a doctor for immediate medical attention.
For most people, touching urushi will cause minor irritation and itchy skin that can last up to three weeks. Proper care like wearing gloves and a long-sleeve shirt while performing kintsugi, will help to prevent accidental contact with urushi.
POJ Studio is not liable for any adverse reactions caused by urushi. If you accidentally touch urushi, massage the affected area well with any plant-based oil straight away, like you would when removing make-up, and thoroughly wash with soap thereafter.
While urushi can cause skin irritation in its raw, wet state, once it has completely hardened, it is absolutely food safe. Urushi is one of the most durable natural materials and thus extremely well-suited for environmentally-responsible, long-lasting repair of ceramics, porcelain, and other wares.