Summer Workshop Kumboo with Caroline Gore

Workshop  /  17 Jul 2006  -  21 Jul 2006
Published: 18.05.2006
Summer Workshop Kumboo with Caroline Gore.
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School
Doris Maninger and Lucia Marei
DEADLINE: 30/05/2006

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(...) kumboo is the Korean surface embellishment process of fusing 24K gold to sterling silver. (...)

Gold speaks multitudes. Along with other fine metals and beyond its monetary worth, gold is inherently theoretical. This course will be centered on kumboo, the Korean surface embellishment process of fusing 24K gold to sterling silver. Successful execution of the kumboo process will be explored through works created in this short course. Ideas regarding preciousness, concealment, and the secretive characteristics of gold will be discussed, along with the technical attributes of this alluring process.


Caroline Gore

Dates and price

Monday to Friday : 10a.m. to 1p.m - 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Total : 30 hours

Price: € 600 + 20% V.A.T.


Documents to be sent with the application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- A copy of passport or identity card

Up to 15 participants will be accepted to the course. On acceptance to the course an advance payment of € 200 must be forwarded.

Application to the course has to reach the secretariat of the school via e-mail or by mail before May 30, 2006.


Caroline Gore received her MFA from East Carolina University, and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, both with concentrations in Metals/Jewelry. The outcomes of her studio practice vary in media, as she allows the concepts within her work to determine the material choice, physicality of the objects, and the contexts these objects/materials are ultimately placed within. Regarding scale, the work ranges from large sculptural installations to small intimate body adornment. Since 1996, her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. She is an active member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and the Chicago Metal Arts Guild. She has taught workshops with technical and conceptual frameworks within the United States and Internationally. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Art in the School of Art at Western Michigan University, and is the head of the Metals/Jewelry Area.