Tam Tran, designer and metalsmith
Shape and hammer metal using techniques dating back to medieval times. Learn to articulate metal and make a small wearable or sculptural object inspired by the Met's collection of historic armor.
During this two-session course (April 12 and 19), look closely at examples in the Met's collections of historic armor as you draw ideas from their beauty and technical solutions. Explore the properties of different metals, such as copper and silver, and use hand-tools as you learn to cut and bend metal, file edges, connect pieces, and texturize and finish surfaces. Leave the course with a finished work and a new perspective on art.
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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.