Lowell Lecture

Artist Demonstrations: Micromosaic Jewelry

Date & Time

June 24, 2018 at noon - 3 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Megan Mahan

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Discover the beauty and artistry of the 18th-century technique of micromosaic. Observe the making of traditional adhesive, how to prepare the thin glass rods with a torch, and finally, the application of the micro tesserae—tiny colorful glass pieces—creating exquisite jewelry.

Originally from Wellesley, Massachusetts, Megan Mahan studied art history at Pomona College and earned her degree as a conservator of cultural heritage at Rome’s Istituto Centrale per il Restauro. During these studies, she met a Vatican Mosaic Studio master, Roberto Anselmi, and learned the 18th-century Italian technique of micromosaic (mosaic filato) from 2005 to 2011.

Mahan’s large-scale mosaic work can be found in Poland, France, Israel, and Italy. She teaches courses and workshops in Italy and the US. Her micromosaic jewelry is sold in small galleries throughout New England.