ARTIST OF THE MONTH-08
ARTIST OF THE MONTHEvery month we introduce you to one of our consignment artist. There is no salt and pepper, we reveal the rawest story on our artists' creative journey. How they met and fell in love with jewellery? What inspired them and how? What was the making process like? What are the tips on being a successfully established jewellery artist? Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date on our latest collections.
|Dino Giannetti||Carlos Soto||John Carnes||Deborah Vivas|
|Janis Kerman||Petra Luz||Jesper Jensen||Dominique Audette|
|Bande Des Quatres||Bayot Heer||Christine Dwane||Claudio Pino|
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Artist of the Month (8): Dominique Audette
September 26, 2017
The Origin Story
Dominiques working techniques do not differ greatly from traditional methods of working at the bench - tracing, sawing, filing, welding, and casting for example. Her creations are distinguished rather by the insertion of resin, which allows her to incorporate large masses or coloured surfaces without weighing down the piece too much. This process requires plenty of preparation in a particular order, because each new item requires different steps according to the model and the number of colours. The challenge therefore, is for small-scale parts to successfully integrate multiple resins. Dominique’s pieces stand out to us especially for their volume and unique use of colour!Check out this series of photos for the Barcelona ring that show some of the steps involved in taking a piece from start to finish.
The aesthetics of the 20th century (especially Cubism and the 1950s) have always attracted Dominique, but her style is not confined - her influences are diverse and very greatly from one another. Travel is another inspiration; she always returns from travelling with a wild desire to draw and create!These photos show the creation process for the Sienne ring, which of course begins with drawing!
For all the new designers out there, Dominique has some wise words to share!