MAKE-DAY: Keum Boo Earrings/Pendant SAT 29 JUNE

Date: Saturday 29 June, 2024

Start Time: 10am

End Time: 4:30pm

Venue: FORGE

In this one day workshop you will learn all about the ancient Korean surface decoration technique of Keum Boo. You will learn how to apply 24ct gold foil to a prepared silver surface through heat and pressure, creating a beautiful and unique pair of earrings or pendant.

Special discount to FORGE Friends, enter your code at checkout 

What will I make?

You will make a beautifully simple pair of earrings or pendant in silver, enhanced by the application of 24ct gold foil.

What will happen on the day?

We will begin this class by preparing the surface of your piece of silver, and carefully cutting the 22ct gold foil. You will then learn how to adhere the gold foil to the surface through a combination of heat and pressure.

Textures can then be added using the rolling mill to create a beautifully decorative surface. You will then be able to add findings to your piece, and oxidise if desired.

Through demonstrations and discussion about the possibilities and limitations of the Keum Boo process, you will come away with a comprehensive knowledge of this subject.

What skills do I need?

Difficulty Level: MEDIUM

No previous experience needed, just a steady hand, a little patience and willingness to give it a go! Don't worry if you feel you're not artistic or creative, you will be taken through the whole process step by step.

What should I bring?

- Reading glasses (if you need them!) 

- Money or card payment for optional gold plating and posting rings to you (if collecting isn't possible)

What should I wear? 

Clothes: Casual and not too precious as they may get a bit dusty or damaged.  Avoid long, loose fitting sleeves and anything that might catch or get caught whilst you are working.

Shoes: Casual flat shoes and no open toed sandals in case you drop a hammer or something hot on them!

Hair: Tie long hair back.

Who is my instructor?

Silke Heuer

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.