Golden Re-Joinery at TEARS  
Creative and innovative themed art therapy workshops, using upcycling methods and psychological interventions, influenced by Kintsugi and Wabi Sabi Japanese philosophy. 
 Facilitated by an artist and registered art therapist (HCPC, BAAT, DBS, PLI). 
In Japan, Kintsugi is the ancient art of repairing what has been broken. Fragments of a dropped ceramic bowl are put back together and mended using lacquer, dusted with powdered gold that leaves the repair visible. The revitalised ceramic becomes a symbol of fragility, strength and beauty.  
Kintsugi, which translates as golden joinery, is the latest lifestyle trend promising to transform our lives. Beyond its interior decorating roots, it can be seen as a metaphor for life. 
Having spent 13 years as an art therapist, I have found in art therapy that many people talk and make an image or object about feeling broken and wounded after enduring mental health crisis, grief and trauma.  
Wabi Sabi 
In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi Sabi is embracing visual repairs/scars.The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is imperfectimpermanent, and incomplete. Kintsugi is part of the Wabi Sabi concept.  
Through bric-a-brac, damaged goods, and torn cloth, the workshop will embrace repairs through community spirit and eco-friendly goods. 
Individual or group work by appointments: 
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