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Sonia Beauchesne

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Published: 01.03.2021
Sonia Beauchesne. Photo by Denis Baribault. Sonia Beauchesne. Photo by Denis Baribault.
Sonia Beauchesne. Necklace: PF-I  (or) 49°20'00'N,- 67°23'00'O, 2019. Copper, thread, rope, paint.. 6.6 x 8 x 4.4 cm. Photo by: Denis Baribeau. From series: Carcasse. Sonia Beauchesne
Necklace: PF-I (or) 49°20'00"N,- 67°23'00"O, 2019
Copper, thread, rope, paint.
6.6 x 8 x 4.4 cm
Photo by: Denis Baribeau
From series: Carcasse
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Sonia Beauchesne. Brooch: Carcasse I, 2019. Copper, inox, paint.. 15 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne. From series: Carcasse. Sonia Beauchesne
Brooch: Carcasse I, 2019
Copper, inox, paint.
15 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne
From series: Carcasse
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Sonia Beauchesne. Brooch: Perdido, 2018. Basalt, cement, pinecone, copper, found object, paint.. 14 x 6 x 4 cm. Photo by: Denis Baribeau. From series: Gigantic Gomera. Sonia Beauchesne
Brooch: Perdido, 2018
Basalt, cement, pinecone, copper, found object, paint.
14 x 6 x 4 cm
Photo by: Denis Baribeau
From series: Gigantic Gomera
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Sonia Beauchesne. Brooch: Succulento, 2018. Basalt, cement, pinecone, copper, found object, paint.. 12.5 x 8.75 x 4 cm. Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne, Lucy Ridge. From series: Gigantic Gomera. Sonia Beauchesne
Brooch: Succulento, 2018
Basalt, cement, pinecone, copper, found object, paint.
12.5 x 8.75 x 4 cm
Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne, Lucy Ridge
From series: Gigantic Gomera
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Sonia Beauchesne. Brooch: Barking at The Moon, 2018. Basalt, cement, pinecone, copper, found object, paint.. 12 x 8 x 4 cm. Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne. From series: Gigantic Gomera. Sonia Beauchesne
Brooch: Barking at The Moon, 2018
Basalt, cement, pinecone, copper, found object, paint.
12 x 8 x 4 cm
Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne
From series: Gigantic Gomera
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Sonia Beauchesne. Necklace: Azul y Cobre, 2018. Cork, copper, nylon thread, paint.. 12.5 x 7 x 2 cm. Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne. From series: Prehistoric Sevilla. Sonia Beauchesne
Necklace: Azul y Cobre, 2018
Cork, copper, nylon thread, paint.
12.5 x 7 x 2 cm
Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne
From series: Prehistoric Sevilla
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Sonia Beauchesne. Necklace: Azul y Cobre, 2018. Cork, copper, nylon thread, paint.. 12.5 x 7 x 2 cm. Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne. From series: Prehistoric Sevilla. On body.. Sonia Beauchesne
Necklace: Azul y Cobre, 2018
Cork, copper, nylon thread, paint.
12.5 x 7 x 2 cm
Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne
From series: Prehistoric Sevilla

On body.

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Sonia Beauchesne. Ring: Azul y Cobre, 2018. Cork, copper, paint.. Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne. From series: Prehistoric Sevilla. Sonia Beauchesne
Ring: Azul y Cobre, 2018
Cork, copper, paint.
Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne
From series: Prehistoric Sevilla
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Sonia Beauchesne. Necklace: Blanco, Azul y Cobre, 2018. Cork, copper, nylon thread, paint.. 15 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne. From series: Prehistoric Sevilla. Sonia Beauchesne
Necklace: Blanco, Azul y Cobre, 2018
Cork, copper, nylon thread, paint.
15 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Sonia Beauchesne
From series: Prehistoric Sevilla
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Sonia Beauchesne. Necklace: Bait, 2018. Salt, silver, copper, rope.. 38 x 9 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Alphiya Joncas. From series: Salt Storm. Sonia Beauchesne
Necklace: Bait, 2018
Salt, silver, copper, rope.
38 x 9 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Alphiya Joncas
From series: Salt Storm
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Sonia Beauchesne. Necklace: Bait, 2018. Salt, silver, copper, rope.. 38 x 9 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Alphiya Joncas. From series: Salt Storm. Detail view.. Sonia Beauchesne
Necklace: Bait, 2018
Salt, silver, copper, rope.
38 x 9 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Alphiya Joncas
From series: Salt Storm

Detail view.

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Sonia Beauchesne. Ring: Mine Minerai, 2018. Copper, silver, salt.. 8 cm x 5.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Alphiya Joncas. From series: Salt Storm. Sonia Beauchesne
Ring: Mine Minerai, 2018
Copper, silver, salt.
8 cm x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Alphiya Joncas
From series: Salt Storm
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Sonia Beauchesne. Ring: Matin d’hiver I (sur pattes), 2017. Salt, cotton, silver, food coloring.. 5 x 3.5 x 1.75 cm. Photo by: Idra Labire. From series: Salt Storm. Sonia Beauchesne
Ring: Matin d’hiver I (sur pattes), 2017
Salt, cotton, silver, food coloring.
5 x 3.5 x 1.75 cm
Photo by: Idra Labire
From series: Salt Storm
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Sonia Beauchesne. Ring: Matin d’hiver II, 2017. Salt, silver, food coloring.. 6 x 3.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Idra Labrie. From series: Salt Storm. Sonia Beauchesne
Ring: Matin d’hiver II, 2017
Salt, silver, food coloring.
6 x 3.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Idra Labrie
From series: Salt Storm
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Sonia Beauchesne. Brooch: Cheval, 2017. Salt, stones, silver, inox.. 5.5 x 8 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Idra Labrie. From series: Salt Storm. Sonia Beauchesne
Brooch: Cheval, 2017
Salt, stones, silver, inox.
5.5 x 8 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Idra Labrie
From series: Salt Storm
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Intro
Sonia Beauchesne studied in a at l’École de joaillerie de Québec, and since then she has followed many masterclasses and spent time in artistic residencies. She exhibited her work in shows, shops, galleries, and jewelry events across Canada, in the United States, in Belgium, in Spain, and South Korea. The artist has received numerous awards, grants, and mentions. For the past 10 years, the jeweler has been teaching in a college crafts program in Quebec City, and she is well involved in the discipline and beyond. She lives in Deschambault and works in Quebec City.

Statement

I create work in relationship with specific places. By collaborating with my surroundings, I reveal rich aspects of each location. I had participated in artistic residencies in the Canary Islands (SP), Seville (SP), and Iles de la Madeleine (CA) where I discovered my interest in working with local materials such as basalt, cork, and salt.

I use materials that have a smaller environmental footprint, choosing either natural (wood, salt, wax), recycled (plastic, metals, fabrics), or found objects. I do not hesitate to use delicate or ephemeral materials in some of my jewelry. I favor a project approach with each piece using materials, often non-traditional to jewellery, to create a common theme.

Although I instinctively approach the material using techniques from jewellery, no material is excluded. I create without constraint; the process is as important to me as the final result. While the jewel created can be friable, over-sized, or over-weight, it is still meant to be worn.

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