Spectacular, Where We Believe that There is Nothing. A Master Class with Patricia Lemaire, Master Craftsman Goldsmith Jeweler

Workshop  /  CriticalThinking   Making  /  06 May 2024  -  09 May 2024
Published: 19.03.2024
Ateliers du Bât d'Argent
44 rue Conti in Pézenas
34120 -  Pézenas
04 67 26 94 12
06 79 83 39 94
Catherine Mutelle, Maguy Picheire
DEADLINE: 15/04/2024
Patricia Lemaire. Photo by Julie Beauvallet @SPO-Créations.
Patricia Lemaire. Photo by Julie Beauvallet @SPO-Créations

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The Community of Agglomeration Hérault-Méditerranée and the City of Pézenas propose: "Masterini", Transmission of rare know-how in Arts & Métiers des Métiers d’Art.
From mini to maxi, from hand to body. The idea of this intervention is to produce a spectacular body adornment using a paper-shaping process.

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For 10 years, Patricia Lemaire supported learners from all over the world at AFEDAP, in Paris, as head of the “Contemporary Jewellery” department. Since 2003, she has welcomed art & craft trainees into her workshop in their higher education courses: DNMA SERP Lyon, Erasmus (École Boulle / École Supérieure de Design de Valencia), KCF – Seoul, École de Joaillerie de Québec...

The repetition and accumulation of an element, its formal evolution and the intelligence of the connections or fixations will contribute to creating a spectacular body adornment.

Following the example of the body itself made up of innumerable cells whose voids dominate the full ones, we will occupy the space between the body and the world using papers (filters, tracing paper, old papers, etc.) and simple materials. We will approach different ways to inject sophistication, elegance, dreaminess and poetry, where we believe that nothing remains.

The notion of jewelry or adornment on the body cannot do without the question of the body in space, its stature but also its movements. What then becomes of the Body, Adornment and Space trilogy when we tend towards the spectacular? Is this one of the bridges between craftsmanship and art? We will also think about these questions with lightness or depth, throughout these research days.

Dates: May 6 to 9, 2024.

- The place: Ateliers du Bât d’argent, 44 rue Conti in Pézenas (34), France.

- Target audience: Students, and young post-graduate creators (DMA, DNMADE). Professional visual artists, creators of jewelry, fashion, sets, costumes, and designers. The group will consist of a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 16 people.

- Price: 392 euros. Student rate 320 euros.
Accommodation and meals are not included.
Basic materials and tools provided (participants are invited to bring their favorite materials and the personal tools they wish to use.

- Registration deadline: April 15, 2024.

- Public opening: May 10 to 12, 2024.
Exhibition and guided tours on the creations of Patricia Lemaire.
Exhibition of the creations carried out by the participants.

- Contacts:
Catherine Mutelle, crafts project manager / Tels: 04 67 26 94 12 & 06 79 83 39 94
Maguy Picheire / Tel:04 67 26 94 12
Patricia Lemaire, Master craftsman goldsmith jeweler /

The Teacher
Creator of the 21st century, Patricia Lemaire develops a universe of contemporary jewelry, sculptures and objects of curiosity, rare and singular. Her techniques are extremely varied: forged, stamped, engraved metal, patina. All materials find favor in his eyes: nickel silver, silver, and brass but also organic fragments, plants, and papers. From gold to bone, including spices, sea urchin peaks, cherry stems, corals or fine stones. It is a matter of pushing academic techniques far to forget them, in the service of powerful poetry.

Her training, in France: Metz School of Applied Arts, Object Design section and environment. School of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg, Object section and Body adornment, Valedictorian. This extraordinary goldsmith jeweler regularly collaborates with fashion and Haute Couture stylists: Paco Rabanne, Renata, Christophe Rouxel, Olivier Lapidus, Margareth and me Paris...
Acquisitions by Public Collections: Musée Galliera- Paris, Musée des Arts décoratifs- Paris, KOCH Collection, Swiss National Museum- Zurich.
Private collections: in Switzerland, Belgium and Canada. Paris: JEWELRY ROUTE 2023. REVELATION. PAD - PARIS ART DESIGN. EN LIGNE DE MIRE - Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris. MEDUSA – Modern Art Museum Paris. ARTIST JEWELRY- Maison Pierre Bergé, Palais d’Iéna.
Her recent exhibitions: in Paris by the Galeries: Sophie… etc. !, Paul Louis Flandrin, Elsa Vanier, Rare Object, Collection, Menus Plaisirs. Maison Parisienne (Paris, London, Brussels, Megève). Galerie Noël Guyomarc’h, Chicago, Montreal and Delaware (Ohio). Chicago, SOFA (Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design Fair).
Photo by Elene Usdin.
Photo by Elene Usdin

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F(ph)iltres D'amour, Patricia Lemaire.
. Photo by Julien Cresp AAF,2017..
F(ph)iltres D'amour, Patricia Lemaire.
Photo by Julien Cresp AAF,2017.

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