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Studio Workshop

Linking the Past: Wirework Inspired by Ancient Jewelry

Link yourself to the innovations of ancient Etruscan, Greek, Roman, and Mesoamerican metal artists in this one-day workshop exploring the power of loops and chains. After gathering inspiration from the collection, learn to use hand tools to manipulate wire, create chains and findings, cut metal, and connect components to a variety of materials. Walk away with a small set of wearable accessories or the beginnings of an intricate project.

This workshop meets in the Met's galleries and studios. All levels welcome. Space is limited. Purchase tickets below or at the Great Hall box office. Registration ends at noon on the Tuesday before the first day of the course. For more information, email studioprograms@metmuseum.org or call 212-570-3961. Please call 212-570-3949 or visit the box office to receive student pricing.

Instructor: Tam Tran
Tam Tran, a designer and metalsmith, uses ancient jewelry techniques to create work influenced by ancient history, tribal cultures, and exploration of raw materials. After a career as a design director in the fashion industry, Tran pursued her interest in becoming an artisan and trained as a goldsmith at the Jewelry Arts Institute, where she learned classical jewelry-making techniques. Her interactive studio/shop in downtown New York, Lost Wax Studio, showcases her limited production hand-fabricated jewelry and offers jewelry workshops.

Fee: $65, plus $10 for materials. Fee includes Museum admission. Limited student discounts available.

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