03/04 Adding Gold: Keum-boo


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Saturday, March 4, 2023  
2:00 - 5:00 pm PST

Instructor: Julia Lowther

Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.

This class will be recorded, and the recording will be available for students to access through their Little Metal Foxes accounts for a full month after the live class.

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 Kumboo through demonstrations and will 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



Supply List for Students

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