I’m a French jewellery designer/maker and artist based in Brighton (UK). Never without a sketchbook, I collect them like journals where jewellery design ideas mingle with expressive, surrealist or traditional drawings. Each design appears to me first as a vision that I translates in 3D using silver, gold, and gemstones. I use many different techniques and especially enjoy hand-engraving and wax carving processes. Inspired by mystical forests, dreams and tales, I see faces in everything and they appear a lot in my work. I like to work on different scales and I am regularly drawn back to my first love: painting. Mainly acrylic on wood sometimes embellished with gold leaf (jewel-objects) I also enjoy the process of miniatures painted with gouache, that directly feeds my jewellery designs. Both disciplined naturally feed one another.
Drawing was my first passion. I have been keeping sketchbooks and art journals since I can remember. I studied applied art from the age of 15. Then I went to an illustration school for a year in Nantes; In 2007, I entered L’école Tané , a jewellery and silversithing school in Brittany. I graduated 2 years later with a traditional training.
I have lived in Brighton since 2010, I discovered the colourful and creative town during a work placement in a jewellery studio shared by 5 independent designers. I started working as a jewellery maker doing freelance work for some designers. I slowly developed my own collections that I have been selling at craft events mostly in Sussex and London. I now share a workshop with my partner Marek Machlowski, who is a goldsmith and stone setter. In 2019 we launched Imaginarium Atelier, a home for our collaborative projects and our personal work. We fuse the worlds of traditional goldsmithing and art jewellery. By joining forces and sharing a very different set of skills, we create sculptural pieces that feel timeless and one-of-a-kind. Imaginarium Atelier is a home for our personal creations and our collaborative projects. Our first signature collection is called Masquerade.
I had the desire to combine my two passions since I graduated. Soon after, I developed a concept that I named Jewel-Objects. It combines three disciplines: jewellery, illustration and woodwork. The idea is to give life to a jewel when nobody is wearing it, the jewel can fit in a painted wooden object, it becomes the heart of a colourful world or the missing fragment of the story… (click to learn more.)
My latest collection is an exploration of patterns which can be overlooked in nature. I create imaginary mini-ecosystems, I work around a gemstone to enhance its unique beauty and create a harmonious composition in silver & gold. It’s a meticulous process as the different parts are assembled progressively. The layered sculptural compositions are at once organic and futuristic.
I have been a member of the Sussex Guild of Designers and Makers since 2011 and participate in regular events/craft shows all year round in the South of England, you can get notify of future events by signing up to my newsletter or you can check any forthcoming events in my Journal section.
I am available to work on private commissions and love working on bespoke jewellery and personalised objects. (click to learn more.)
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