The metal craft demonstration was part of the week-long Workshop on Christian Art in Southeast Asia.
At least 20 museum and heritage professionals from Australia and Southeast Asia attended Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasure) Eduardo Mutuc’s lecture-demonstration of his art of pukpuk or metal craft last March 16, 2016 at the National Museum (NM) in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
Part of the week-long Workshop on Christian Art in Southeast Asia organized by the NM and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), Eduardo Mutuc along with his son Edwin conducted a two-hour workshop that introduced the participants to the rudiments of the craft Mr. Mutuc is recognized for.
Eduardo Mutuc is a Kapampangan master craftsman of religious and secular art in plated silver. His delicate craftsmanship and attention to detail are apparent from the smallest piece of metalcraft to the forty-foot retablos he produces. He was conferred the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan or the National Living Treasures Award in 2004.
Learn more about the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan.