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24/04/27 Adding Gold: Keum-boo - VIDEO ONLY

24/04/27 Adding Gold: Keum-boo - VIDEO ONLY

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Recorded Saturday, April 27, 2024  

Students will have access to the recording until June 27, 2024.

Instructor: Julia Lowther

Keum-boo (also Geumbu, Kum-Boo or Kum-bu meaning "attached gold") is an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold foil to silver. Possible examples of this technique have been dated to the second half of the first millennium B.C. and from the early first millennium A.D.

Traditionally, this technique is accomplished by first depleting a surface of sterling silver to add a thin layer of fine silver. Next, a piece of 24-carat gold foil is permanently applied to the surface with heat and pressure.

Students will learn Keum-boo through demonstrations and may produce a piece as an example of the technique. Students should be at an intermediate level, but all levels are welcome.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

 All classes include the video recording, which you will have access to for 60 days after the class. Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day (24 hours) prior to class.

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