Marion is a French jeweller who trained in the traditional Arts and Crafts Ecole Boulle in Paris. She draws her inspiration from her surroundings but also from the Japanese aesthetics 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 beautiful striations. However the wax cools down so fast that she has no time to think about design so she simply lets her hands follow the natural movements of the wax, allowing the material to express itself to its full potential.
The result highlights the unpredictable nature of the warm wax as well as the spontaneity of her gesture and movements. Once cast in recycled silver or gold, the piece becomes hard and strong while looking soft and fragile. The perfect high polish off the inside of her rings creates a beautiful contrast with the matte finish and makes them very comfortable to wear.
Marion's creations are handmade, either one-offs or small series, using recycled or fair mined metals, and fully traceable stones sourced in respectful conditions as much for the miners as for the environment. 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 miners. In her studio, she makes the greatest efforts to use very little chemicals and to replace hazardous ones with more environmental options.