Hiroko Miyamoto


Born in Himeji, Japan. She has a degree of Fine Arts from Saga University (1990), and studied in Massana art school (1998-2001) and Llotja art school (2002-2004) in Barcelona. Currently resides and works in Barcelona, Spain.
She offers her unique works using the Kumboo tecnique.


What is Kumboo?

This Asian technique for applying 24k gold to silver is in fact widely used in various cultures, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and in the west historically primarily to adhere gold to iron, steel and copper. I found few historical mentions in the west of application of gold to silver using the same methods used in Asia, though there are plenty of Roman and Greek artifacts which upon reexamination in recent years seem to have been gilded in this manner.