PMC and Keum-Boo earrings, Suz O'Dell, Keum-Boo: PMC Surface Treatment with Gold

Keum-Boo: PMC Surface Treatment with Gold

Add the luster of gold to PMC or your silver fabrications using keum-boo. In this ancient Korean technique (pronounced kum-boo, meaning “attached gold”), pure gold foil is bonded to the surface of another pure metal such as fine silver. The result can be dramatic, especially in PMC adding rich color and incredible textural possibilities. This is a great technique to inexpensively add gold to your work for a beautiful mixed metal look.  In this workshop students will create a few quick pieces in PMC and then use them as the foundation for the keum-boo. Students are welcome to bring finished PMC pieces, fine silver, or sterling silver pieces with a fine silver finish to class for applying the keum-boo process (flat surfaces, no hollow forms).  All levels.


Materials Fee: $80 Payable to instructor, cash or check only