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Mamikon Mkhitaryan

Mamikon Mkhitaryan Metalworker
Contact
Armenian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+374 91411436
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A life in metal

  • • Mamikon started to work with metals at an early age
  • • His works are influenced by Armenian ornaments and symbols
  • • He offers masterclasses and visits to his home studio

Master artisan Mamikon Mkhitaryan lives and works in his own home studio, carrying on a tradition he remembers from his childhood, when he learned how to work with different metals from his father in their small studio in the family home. He recalls making rings for the beautiful girls of his neighbourhood when he was a little boy. Now, Mamikon's work is heavily influenced by Armenian art. He aims to preserve Armenian metalworking traditions and pass on his skills to younger generations. His studio is therefore open to anyone who loves craft and wants to learn various metalworking techniques.

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Works

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Silver jug and cups

Beautifully hand forged in silver, this collection of objects is intended for wine tasting. The pieces are adorned with intricate details of flowers and birds.

Height 33 cm

Mamikon Mkhitaryan Metalworker
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Silver necklace

This kind of silver necklace is traditionally used in Armenia for rewarding someone for their talents and achievements.

Diameter 70 cm

Mamikon Mkhitaryan Metalworker
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Silver pigeon

Hand forged silver sculpture of a pigeon. Such items are traditionally used in Armenian churches to hold oil.

Height 17 cm

Mamikon Mkhitaryan Metalworker
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Animal cup

This intricate work was hand forged in silver and is shaped like a winged bull.

Height 21 cm

Mamikon Mkhitaryan Metalworker
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Urartian vase

This hand forged decorative vase is inspired by the archaeological remains of the Urartu kingdom, which existed from 860 to 590 BC in Armenia.

Height 27 cm

Mamikon Mkhitaryan Metalworker

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