June 16, 2017 | Hollow Forms and Keum Boo with Metal Clay

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saratoga Springs, NY
Fees: $170.00

In this class you will use silver metal clay to make a variety of hollow beads using combustible core substances and others without any core material at all. The materials provided for the class will be sufficient to allow you to experiment with several types of beads, and additional metal clay will be available for purchase if desired. The number of beads made will depend on the size and type of beads as well as the complexity of the forms. All will be done and ready to wear by the end of the day! This class is ideal for people who have been making beaded jewelry and have wanted to add some beads that they have made themselves.  You may choose to only make hollow beads or to add gold using the Keum-boo technique.

Keum-boo is the ancient Korean technique of applying 24K or 23.5K heavy gold foil on silver. In this class you will create silver metal clay pieces suitable for this process and then after firing them, apply gold foil using this technique. I find the results amazingly beautiful, especially with a Liver of Sulfur patina applied. You should have taken a class or have some experience with metal clay to take this class. (The price of gold foil is additional and varies according to the gold market. You’ll have the option of purchasing a full or partial sheet, but about $20 in gold should be sufficient.)  You should have taken a class or have some experience with metal clay to take this class.  

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