ABOUT ANCIENT ARTS
Ancient Arts was founded within the Renaissance Fair Circuit in 1987. Many of the current
“Big Ten” Festivals had not yet been founded, but our ﬁrst one was Georgia and North
Carolina. Our mission then was to provide high quality, custom made, original and historically
accurate reproductions to the re-enactment enthusiasts and professional clothiers within the U.S. Renaissance circuit.
Owner/Artist, Marietta Marcin started the company after ﬁrst traveling the art fair circuits with her
Wildlife and Endangered Species jewelry & sculpture creations, then adapting towards fantasy,
Celtic and ancient scientific instruments of the 1500’s when she designed and traveled for
Honourable Company of Metalsmiths out of California. By 1989, when they expanded in diﬀerent directions, and separated amicably, Ancient Arts was represented in 7 states (we added Ohio and
Arizona, both brand new that year) to our circuit. We also added Exotic Earwear, Celtic and Pre-
Christian Artifacts, Figurines and Hardware items to the line-up of products, with books and divination tools to support the use and
enjoyment of the Jewelry.
Now that we have survived a new millenium, Ren Fairs, Goth & Re-enactments have endured
the “just a phase” stage in most people’s lives, we have merged with The Dirk & Thistle Pewter
Company, to add 400 more spin molds of design styles, tools and creations from other historic
genres, including “Black Powder” Pioneers, Puritan Plymouth and Military gear from Civil War
back to Ancient Highland Regiments.
We oﬀer our creations in a broad spectrum of metals, and Marietta is still available to create
maquettes, molds, and other custom stylings from your historic research or your wild imaginings.