Kintsugi Workshop in Auckland // Hobsonville Point - Saturday 24th September


Learn the magical art of Kintsugi with Artist Ema Frost in this new Workshop. You can bring along a piece of your own pottery to restore in this beautiful style. (I'll also have a few as back up if you don't have your own piece) (All Levels)

Saturday 24th September - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Hobsonville Point brings you this Kintsugi workshop celebrating women and their work.

Through the use of the arts, workshops and exhibitions Hobsonville Point would like to bring together the community to celebrate women's contribution to Aotearoa. The two venues are both significant from a historical and NZ Royal Airforce point of view. Hosting an exhibition of the woman in and around the air force at the time. The historical photo exhibition- sponsored by the Hobsonville community trust. Exhibition will open in the month of September and open to the public during office hours. It features the women in and around the Military especially Hobsonville point during the time the venues were built and occupied. Women have always featured and we would like to celebrate them through the arts.

A bit about the Headquarters

Constructed in 1939 at the recently expanded Hobsonville Airbase, the former Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Headquarters was the main administrative building at the Hobsonville Airbase during and following the Second World War (1939-1945). It is the only surviving Air Force headquarters of this design built as part of the preparation for the war.

Ema Frost is a very clever Kiwi Artist, whose illustrations and ceramic works sit in many of our countries best galleries, and whose products and merchandise sell in the most stylish design stores and gallery shops. Her style is enchanting - quirky, feminine and colourful, and clearly influenced by her travels throughout the world, usually off the beaten track. Ema is inspired by the mystery and magic found in Japanese and Maori Folklore, and this influence can be seen throughout her captivating and detailed images.

It's called kintsugi (金継ぎ), or kintsukuroi (金繕い), literally golden (“kin”) and repair (“tsugi”). This traditional Japanese art uses a precious metal – liquid gold, liquid silver or lacquer dusted with powdered gold – to bring together the pieces of a broken pottery item and at the same time enhance the breaks.

You will take away your wonderful finished work, plus your new skills which will enable you to further your own Kintsugi in your own time.

This class is not just for budding or accomplished artists. It is for everyone to enjoy a relaxing day of art and design with Ema.

What you will take away:
A finished artwork piece
A understanding of Kintsugi

Knowledge and History of this beautiful art form.

Where: Hobsonville Point, (Headquarters Building) 214 Buckley Ave, Hobsonville, Auckland 0618
When: Saturday 24th September
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cancellation Policy
All workshops are non-refundable. We can offer you a workshop swap if we have  at least 7 days notice prior to the original workshop date, subject to availability.