Learn and implement strategies to mend broken ceramic objects using the traditional Japanese technique of kintsugi (“golden seams”). The history of kintsugi and other historical approaches to mending ceramics will be explored. You are welcome to bring your own broken ceramic objects to use for this workshop (or bring intact pieces to break), or use the pieces provided.
About the instructor, Brian Caponi:
Brian Caponi received his BFA in Sculpture from Grand Valley State University in 2007 and his MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2013. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally at various institutions including: The National Museum of Slovenia, American Museum of Ceramic Art, The Clay Studio, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Pewabic Pottery, Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Museum of New Art, District Clay Gallery. He has attended various residencies and worked abroad in South Korea, China, Japan, and India.