Keum-Boo is an ancient Korean gilding technique, which literally means, ‘attached gold’. This technique enables a jewellery maker to permanently attach an ultra-fine layer of pure gold to the surface of solid silver. It is a simple, reliable and affordable way to incorporate gold into your designs. Our half day Keum-Boo Masterclass will introduce jewellery makers to this ancient Korean gilding technique which, literally translated, means ‘attached gold’. This simple gilding process enables you to permanently attach an ultra-fine layer of pure gold to the surface of solid silver. Keum Boo offers a simple, reliable and affordable way to incorporate the warmth of gold into your designs without the added expense of making in gold. We’ll begin the day with a practical demonstration before you get to work experimenting with texture and pattern and creating your own designs in silver and gold. We’ll look at how processes such as reticulation and oxidation can add further depth to your keum boo pieces. You will work in silver, and create a set of samples which when finished to a high standard can be incorporated into your silver jewellery designs, or made into simple pieces of jewellery with the addition of findings. This class will build on an existing foundation of jewellery making skills such as sawing, soldering and drilling. These techniques will not be covered in the masterclass.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided. Tea and coffee and biscuits are provided and lunch can either be brought with you to eat in the studio or we can advise of local establishments where you can buy lunch.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


CSSJ is more than just a school; it is a community for creative learning in the historic city of Dunblane. We offer a wide range of classes for adults of all ability levels, from those who are looking to take up a new hobby, to those looking to expand on their existing repertoire of jewellery skills. Choose from regular weekday classes, weekend workshops or summer schools; our flexible programme of events has something that will fit in with your life.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
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Central Scotland School of Jewellery, Duckburn Industrial Park, Dunblane, Stirlingshire, FK15 0EW

Booking options

Half day Session
10:00 - 13:00
£85.00 See dates
Half Day
14:00 - 17:00
£85.00 See dates