Keum-boo, Boulder metalsmithing, Silver Peak Studio

Advanced Keum-Boo

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Take your Keum-Boo skills to a new level with this advanced workshop.  In this technique-based class, students will expand their skills by learning how to apply gold to a non-flat surface as well as learning how to solder a Keum-Boo piece without distortion of color.

Class duration: 8 hours with a 45-minute break for lunch.

Prerequisites: beginning metalsmithing (Metals 1) or equivalent and experience with Keum-Boo.

Last day to cancel for a full refund: January 16, 2020.

Tools and Materials: 

Tools will be provided.  You need to bring your own mask as well as a N95 or KN95 mask for polishing.

Materials fees: (bring cash - exact change is appreciated)

  • $35 for gold foil, 20 ga sterling silver disc, solder
  • Students can bring a 2" x 2" sterling silver sheet (any gauge between 24 and 18) or they can buy a 2”x 2” piece of silver for an additional $20

About the instructor, Michele Throne

Michele Throne

Michele’s first dip into metalsmithing started with a high school class. She then picked it back up after getting her BFA at Florida State University. She’s been a full time jeweler for 11 years, and has been teaching art since 1998 and metalsmithing since 2012. She has taught workshops in Estes Park, Boulder Metalsmithing Association, and now at Silver Peak Studio.

Her deep love and appreciation for everything outdoors and love for people inspire her to create jewelry focused on nature and the human experience.