Some porcelain earrings
The fabrication of costume jewellry
I started simply, without really thinking about it.
It’s the evening, I have just taken a whole host of many-coloured porcelain beads out of the kiln. There they are, in a muddle on the table, and I sit down and play at sorting them out. What it is, I’m looking for shapes, shaped beads, something innovative and new. There is a notepad next to me and a pencil, so I start drawing. I’m soon losing myself in ornate designs, and then it’s night time and I get up and leave the workshop, leaving on the table the pile of half-sorted beads, a few threading attempts, the notepad and the pencil.
I must say that I don’t draw well. Modelling figures out of clay, my hands quickly find the line, the proportion, it’s easy. But when it comes to drawing, what’s on the paper rarely ressembles what I had set out to draw.
So the next day, on coming across the notepad, I see something else and this something else is far more interesting than what I had imagined the day before. From there on it all starts happening and I pick up some clay.
Follows on a succession of experiments, and my production of earrings is born. Articulated figures made of porcelain beads each expressly made for a particular model. And then flower corollas…
One action leading to another, other jewellry pieces are in the pipelines !