Destination Bijou. Three Open studio visits at Cagnes-sur-Mer Jewellery Week 2024

Meeting  /  02 May 2024  -  05 May 2024
Published: 19.04.2024
Myriam Theveniaud. Brooch: Lichen, 2024. Beads, sequins, textiles, metallic threads, leather, steel. 15 x 8 cm. Myriam Theveniaud
Brooch: Lichen, 2024
Beads, sequins, textiles, metallic threads, leather, steel
15 x 8 cm
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Estimated price: 280 €

Three Open Studio visits at Cagnes-sur-Mer Jewellery Week 2024.
> Open Studio with Alice Magnin: 

Dates: May 2 – June 16, 2024
Place: La Crypte. 14 Pl. du Château, 06800 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.
La Crypte is a creative and exhibition space adjacent to the Espace Solidor, available to resident artists of the Maison Solidor.
Opening Hours: 11 h – 18 h.
Phone: +33 (0)6 25 45 68 70

The new Rainshadow jewelry series draws its inspiration from the heart of the Mediterranean. It echoes the climate changes and water shortages that have been on our minds for several years, reminding us of the precious and virtuous nature of this resource. 

Seeing the shadow of a drop also means paying extreme attention to the natural elements that surround us. Understanding them, observing them, finding the right balance, and an essential connection to live in harmony with them.

The collection is made out of 18ct gold and silver, tourmalines, spinels, rutilated quartz, and rubellites.

> Open Studio with Esty Grossman and invited guest Patricia Lemaire:

Dates: May 2 – 5, 2024
Place: Atelier Esty, Place de l'église, 10 rue St Roch, 06800 Cagnes-sur-Merc, France
Opening Hours: 11 h – 20 h.

The sea is my refuge, freediving my passion, jewelry my means of expression, precious metal my medium.

Recipient of the Young Creator Prize from the City of Cagnes-sur-Mer in 1994, Esty Grossman, equally passionate about freediving and jewelry, draws inspiration from the seabed and flora to create, in precious metals, pieces that are often animated and playful.

> Open Studio with Véronique Pépin and Myriam Theveniaud

Dates: May 2 – 5, 2024
Place: Le Lavoir, 20 Rue Hippolyte Guis, 06800 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Opening Hours: 11 h – 18 h.

Statement Véronique Pépin:
Artistically modulating the impact of fragrances, in other words, visually translating the olfactory universe, which implies that the artwork is not a volume, a mass, but an emanation in a given field. Restoring a contemplative gaze and bringing back the sense of existence, through and with our sensory receptors, establishing a space of inhabited silence, is the artistic approach of Véronique Pépin, a visual artist. Fabric, wax, vegetation, and minerals are the materials she uses, white being her color of choice. Some works are accompanied by the creation of a jewel involving the skin, and the touch.

Statement Myriam Theveniaud: 
Myriam Theveniaud's jewelry is part of her series dedicated to lichens, delicate creations entirely crafted by hand using the needle and Lunéville crochet, an ancient technique of embroidery. Inspired by the organic forms of nature, her jewelry represents a skillful blend between traditional craftsmanship and contemporary aesthetics.

The process begins with the Lunéville crochet, which establishes the framework and outlines the volumes. Needle embroidery then comes into play of shadows and lights. The metamorphosis unfolds through hundreds of beads, clustering together to form strange organisms, between the mineral and the organic. The volumes take shape with calculated mastery, but also with a deliberate willingness to embrace artistic chance.
Esty Grossman. Brooch: Gorgone Cœur de Pierre, 2020. Oxidized 925 silver, solar quartz. 5 x 5 x 1 cm. Esty Grossman
Brooch: Gorgone Cœur de Pierre, 2020
Oxidized 925 silver, solar quartz
5 x 5 x 1 cm
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Estimated price: 1900 €

Alice Magnin. Earrings: Rainshadow 2, 2024. 18-carat gold, rubellites, rutilated quartz. 5 cm. Alice Magnin
Earrings: Rainshadow 2, 2024
18-carat gold, rubellites, rutilated quartz
5 cm
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Estimated price: 1230 €

Veronique Pepin. Head piece: Couronne Lou, 2024. Lace made of threads, wax, plants. Photo by: Felicia Sisco. Veronique Pepin
Head piece: Couronne Lou, 2024
Lace made of threads, wax, plants
Photo by: Felicia Sisco
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Estimated price: 550 €