Marion

Lebouteiller

           ​ I am a French jeweller who lives and works in Hampshire, England. My creations are born out of my fascination for materials, colours and beauties of nature. I grew up surrounded by 150 volcanoes and I am somehow hoping that the wearer will find and feel a connection with nature that s/he might have forgotten or never had.

    I suggest oppositions between nature and culture, natural and artificial, wild and domestic and I highlight contrasts of colours, textures, feelings. My background as a chaser and patinateur on bronze sculptures influences deeply my approach to contemporary art jewellery.

I am inspired by my surroundings but also by the Japanese culture and the «Wabi-Sabi» philosophy: the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. I like leaving space to the unexpected and let the materials express themselves.
My techniques include the lost-wax casting and the casting from natural items into silver or bronze but also soldering, hand piercing, traditional chasing techniques...
I combine precious with felt and sometimes mother-of-pearl as I am very interested in the propensity of textiles to highlight the coldness and the stiffness of metal.

    All my pieces are handmade, either one-offs or small series, using recycled or Fairmined metals wherever possible, as I am 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