The way of Japanese Ceramic Restoration. Lacquer artist, Gen Saratani, has started “Kintsugi Class”(Japanese ceramic restoration class). If you are interested in, take a look the information and contact to firstname.lastname@example.org. It must be a precious experience.
Teacher: Gen Saratani / Japanese Lacquer Restorer and Artist.
Level : Beginner
Size : minimum 3 to maximum 5 students. We will study how to restore damaged ceramics with traditional Japanese techniques that use Japanese lacquer (Urushi) and real gold. For the beginner’s class, students will start with a small chipped, cracked or scratched ceramic piece. In 3 or 4 classes, your work will be completed.
Wednesday classes from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Saturday classes from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
Price: $150 (includes all materials required for your completed project). -If the restoration area is large, you will be charged an additional fee for the gold (at market price).
What to Bring: Ceramic piece with small chip, crack or scratch.
Dress Code: Long sleeves (there is a possibility you will get dirty). We provide gloves and arm covers. If you have something to cover your arms, please bring them.
“Why can Urushi cause a rash?”
Urushi (Japanese lacquer) comes from a plant that is related to poison ivy. Urushi, in its liquid form, can cause an allergic rash and dermatitis when it comes in direct contact with your skin. The occurrence of Urushi rash is more likely if you also have an allergic reaction to mango. Fully dried Urushi cannot cause a rash. The rash normally appears 24 hours after contact and clears up within 2 weeks. Symptoms include itching and blistering. The duration of the rash and severity depends on the person’s level of immunity. Do not scratch the rash in order to prevent any scarring. Because Urushi is not commonly used in the United States, we do not suggest using any creams or medicines to treat the Urushi rash as long as the rash area is controlled and does not significantly worsen. Using medicines may cause further discomfort or exacerbate the rash.
More information: Sara Japanese Pottery 950 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10021 http://www.saranyc.com/