These are in-person workshops working both indoors and outdoors with appropriate Covid protocols as recommended by the Oregon Health Authority.
Friday, July 9, 2021 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at GG’s Down to Earth Studio in Salem, Oregon.
Sunday, September 12, 2021, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at a private residence in Medford, Oregon
Come join us for this unique ceremony where we will use and honor the art of Kintsugi to explore the brokenness that lives in ourselves and acknowledge the beauty and gratitude that resides within our broken hearts. No previous art experience is needed.
Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) is an ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It encompasses a philosophy of living, of finding beauty within the imperfections of life, and peacefully accepting the natural cycles of growth and decay.
Many of us are living with broken hearts. We accumulate grief and carry it with us, often unseen and unexpressed. But grief can be a storehouse of power, a way to reconnect with how we love and honor what came before. Grief can help us find the beauty in our brokenness, while opening us to loving more and being of service in the world.
Come and break a bowl, mend it and paint the fault lines with gold. Discover and honor the place in you were grief, gratitude and beauty coexist.