Keum-boo is a traditional Korean technique for applying thin sheets of gold to silver or other metals. This technique is often used in jewellery making, but also applied to other decorative objects.
In this 3-hour introduction you will:
- Learn the process of fusing gold leaf onto a metal surface using heat and pressure.
- Learn how to finish and polish your Keum-boo pieces to achieve a beautiful and durable finish.
- Discuss the technical application of versatility with design principles.
The class will cover the tools and materials needed for Keum-boo, as well as different methods for preparing the metal surface and applying the gold leaf.
It is suitable for all learning levels including beginners - some basic woodworking and jewellery making experience required, including the use of hand tools.
Thing to Remember:All specialist equipment and materials will be provided.Wear shoes with a covered toe.If you need glasses for close up work, don't forget to bring those.Please bring a hair tie if you have long hair and don’t wear your best clothes.
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