Marion

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           ​ Marion is a French jeweller who lives and works in Hampshire, England. Trained in the traditional Arts and Crafts Ecole Boulle in Paris, Marion draws her inspiration from her surroundings but also from the Japanese culture and the “Wabi-Sabi” philosophy: the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.
Today, her background as a sculptor in a bronze foundry deeply influences her approach to contemporary art jewellery. She has been experimenting with a sculptor’s wax she heats up then twists and stretches to create stunning pieces later to be cast in silver or recycled gold. The result highlights the unpredictable nature of the warm wax as well as the spontaneity of her gesture and movement while letting the material express itself to its full potential. The perfect high polish of the inside of her rings creates a beautiful contrast with the matte finish and makes them very comfortable to wear.

All her creations are handmade, either one-offs or small series, using recycled or Fairmined metals wherever possible, as she is very much into the idea (and the actions) of living on this planet with a minimum impact on the environment and on the life of mining labourers.

 


           Je suis une créatrice de bijoux française installée dans le sud de l’Angleterre. Mes créations sont impregnées de mon attrait pour la matière et les couleurs. Mon passé en tant que ciseleuse et patineur sur sculptures en bronze influence considérablement mon approche de la bijouterie contemporaine.

Je suggère les oppositions entre nature et culture, naturel et artificiel, sauvage et domestique et j’accentue les contrastes de couleurs, textures, matières…
Mon inspiration s’enrichie de mon environment quotidien immédiat mais aussi de la culture japonaise et du “Wabi-Sabi”: soit la beauté de ce qui est éphémère, imparfait et incomplet.
Je laisse une place au hasard et aux imprévus, et je tends à laisser la matière s’exprimer par elle-même. J’utilise la technique de la fonte à la cire perdue mais aussi je cisèle, martèle, soude et patine le métal afin de concrétiser mes idées.


Toutes mes créations sont des pièces uniques ou des petites séries entièrement faites à la main et fabriquées en utilisant, autant que possible, des métaux recyclés ou Fairtrade, reflétant ainsi mes convictions de vivre sur cette planète en ayant un impact minimum sur l’environnement mais aussi sur la vie des mineurs.

Marion L.



PUBLICATIONS
July 2017 -
The carrot box blog,www.thecarrotbox.com
May 2017 -
A thousand facets blog,athousandfacets.tumblr.com
February 2017 -
Marianne Gassier's blog,bijoucontemporain.unblog.fr
December 2016 -
Marianne Gassier's blog, bijoucontemporain.unblog.fr
November 2016 -
CRAFTS Magazine, as part of their Christmas Gift Guide
October 2016 -
Marianne Gassier's blog,bijoucontemporain.unblog.fr
October 2015 -
Joanne Haywood's blog, the Needle Files
July 2014
- City Lit exhibition,Klimt 02 website

CV
Marion
was born April 12, 1988 in Clermont-Ferrand – France
She currently lives and works in Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Professional experience
- Self employed at Marion L. Jewellery
since December 2014
- Structured jewellery - City and Guilds Certificate in Design and Creative Techniques -
Level 2 & 3 (merit) - London, UK - 2012/2014
- Morris Singer Foundry, Lasham, Hampshire, UK (Chasing & patination on bronze, wax molding) - 2011/2014
 - Cabiria (metal workshop) Charbonnieres-les-Vieilles, France - August/September 2011 
- Yannick Chastang LTD (furniture restoration workshop) Sittingbourne, Kent, UK  - 
2010/2011
 - Ezeka (metal workshop)  Montreuil, France - 2009/2010

- Theatre set construction for the play: "Des corps/Décors" - ​Paris, France - February 2010.

Education
- Seminar about Ethical Jewellery -
City Lit, London - February 2015
- Structured jewellery - City and Guilds Certificate in Design and Creative Techniques - Level 2 & 3 (merit) - London, UK - 2012/2014
- Wax modeling, chasing and ornemental engraving - Ecole Boulle & Ecole Nicolas Flamel - Paris, France - 2010/2011
- Diplome des Métiers d'Art equivalent to BA course in Art & Craft Design, bronze mounting - Ecole Boulle - Paris, France 2006/2009
- Baccalauréat Arts Appliqués equivalent to A level Applied Arts option - Lycée Descartes - Cournon d'Auvergne, France - 2002/2006

Internships
- Jewellery & luxury accessories - Sandrine Huet Créations - Paris, France -April/May 2008
- Foundry, Mirror making and Art turning at the Ecole Boulle - Paris, France - 2007/2008
- Interior Decoration - Boulder, Colorado, USA - 2007

Prize
- Obtention of a INMA Prize (National Institute of Arts and Crafts) for "Silk", the diploma project at the Ecole Boulle - Paris - 2009