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Design and make your own Keum-boo gilt jewellery in this weekend workshop. Learn how to cut, heat, pattern, solder and polish metal to create unique pieces of jewellery then use the ancient Korean method for gilding silver with 24k gold.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+. It is open to Improvers/Advanced students. Improvers may have previously attended a course at mac or elsewhere and should be confident in a range of basic techniques such as soldering, filing and cutting. Advanced students will have a good working knowledge of jewellery construction and be confident working independently. All students should come with their own design ideas

The course is accessible for adults of all abilities but requires a high level of manual dexterity and tool handling. A support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The studio is wheelchair accessible. Please enquire to discuss your specific needs 

What will you learn on this course?

Keum-Boo (or Kum-bu) is an ancient Korean gilding technique that allows the jewellery maker to make silver-gilt and bond gold to silver. Be inspired by traditional Korean ornamentation like the Norigae (a good-luck charm generally passed down for generations) or create a design of your own imagination to bring your Keum-Boo piece to life.

During this weekend workshop you will learn how to make your own gold gilded silver jewellery. The jewellery can be made from scratch during the weekend workshop or if you have a piece ready and waiting to add some golden flair to bring it in.

This is an opportunity for students with some previous jewellery making experience to learn some new skills, develop their own designs and make them in our fully equipped studio with the support and guidance of a skilled artist tutor.

On completing the course, you will have produced completed a piece of silver-gilt jewellery of your own design and further developed your skills and confidence in jewellery making.

Do you need to bring anything?

All materials, tools and equipment are provided including a small piece of silver and gold Keum-Boo foil to make your jewellery.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Vanessa Miller 

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