Course
overview

Start date
21/10/2017
End date
21/10/2017
Day
Saturday
Time
10.00am-5.00pm
Level
Intermediate/Advanced
Course code
AKB419
Cost
£147
Tutor
Felix Denby
Availability
3 places available

Gold Overlay:  Korean Keum Boo (1 day)

 

Course Outline:

Keum Boo is the ancient, intriguing and surprisingly simple Korean technique of fusing pure gold to the surface of silver by means of heat and pressure.
Decorative accents are added to your jewellery pieces.
This technique may be used in combination with various texturing techniques to add fascinating qualities to the metal surface.
Suitable for students with an understanding of basic jewellery making skills

What will we learn?

•    To prepare the silver surface by means of ‘depletion gilding’
•    To prepare the metal surface to receive the gold foil
•    To cut and to apply gold foil to the silver surface
•    Methods of emphasising the contrasting colours by adding texture or by oxidising
•    The theory of applying decorative gold accents to completed jewellery pieces
•    Where to obtain tools and materials for future practice

You will create decorative pieces from which to make jewellery. If time allows, we will investigate the process of adding foil to finished pieces
 
Your tutor will work with you as a group and as individuals to support and guide you through your learning

What will I need to bring?

We will supply all the tools and equipment needed for jewellery making.
Participants must provide their own silver, please bring FINE SILVER to work with. You can also bring Sterling silver as the prepatory process of depletion gilding will be demonstrated.
Gold foil will be supplied.
Please wear closed shoes for Health & Safety reasons

 

 

 

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