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Studio Workshop

Designing with Gemstones: Inspired by Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection

Finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, Al-Thani Collection

String together luscious colors and stones in this one-day workshop focusing on materials inspired by the special exhibition Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection. Master the foundations of constructing necklaces and earrings as you experiment with wire looping, crimping, and stringing with silks and threads. Uncover unique color combinations by looking closely at luxurious objects and design your own piece of jewelry.

This workshop meets in the Met's galleries and studios. Participants must be 18 or older. 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 online registration:

  • enter promo code if applicable and click on "Apply code"
  • select number of places
  • click on button below "Choose a section"
  • then select "Add to Cart"

For more information, email studioprograms@metmuseum.org or call 212-570-3961 to receive information about student pricing.

Instructor: Tam Tran, designer and metalsmith

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.

Above: Finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan (detail), Mysore, ca. 1790. Gold, inlaid with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds; lac core. The Al-Thani Collection. © Servette Overseas Limited 2013. All rights reserved.

Fee: $95 for the one-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

Call for further information: 212-570-3949 for tickets.

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