November 16, 2019  Check for other dates
Sa from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 1 session
25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio
Instructor Information
$145  Fee Breakdown
For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

Keum-boo is an ancient Korean technique used to bond very thin sheets of pure gold to fine silver. Traditionally, keum- boo is achieved by raising a thin layer of pure silver over sterling silver by depetion gilding the sterling, but fine silver can be used as well. Once a thin layer of pure silver is achieved, students will use a hot plate to bond pre-cut pieces of 24k pure gold foil onto the silver using heat and pressure. This is a fascinating process which is not as complicated as it seems and a great way to add gold accents onto silver without having to spend a fortune on gold alone! This process can be done relatively quickly, meaning within hours rather than days. Students may bring a small piece of 24 or 22kt gold sheet to roll in the rolling mill if they wish to practice making their own foil. There is no kit for this workshop, however, a materials list will be sent to registered student and some materials will be available for purchase during class.
Pre-requisite: Jewelry 1 or Department Permission required. (Please contact for permission.)

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $125
Studio Fee: $20.00
Materials Fee: TBD

Refund Policy

A refund is given upon request in writing at least two business days prior to first class meeting. No refunds or credits are given for student absences.

When course or workshop is cancelled by the WCC, a full refund will be issued. Email

The Worcester Center for Crafts generally follows the Worcester State University inclement weather policy relative to building closing and class cancellations, however there are times that evening classes, and weekend workshops differ from the Worcester State University weather policies. Click here for cancelations The Worcester Center for Crafts schedules make-up classes when possible for sequential classes.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

Session Calendar