Introduction to Keum Boo with Teri Ritter
Learn the ancient Asian art of Keum Boo (Korean for "attached gold"), the process of applying thin sheets of 24k gold to sterling silver. Students will learn the background and history of this fascinating process, how to prepare the silver using depletion gilding, and applying the 24k gold leaf. Students should be comfortable using a torch and sawing. Class fee includes all materials, including sterling silver and 24k gold leaf, plus use of studio tools and equipment.
NOTE: The focus of this class is on the process rather than a project; the image shown represents an example of the process used and not a specific piece that will be completed in class.