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Margaux Clavel

MA work

Fire is the starting and focal point of my work, I use it both as a subject and an object, as a symbol carrier of meanings and a tool for making. In relation to fire I approach the notions of growth, decay, taboos, control, transgressions, sacred, profane, personal and collective mythology, desire, passage and heritage with objects embedded in strong narratives.

I intend to materialise the immaterial through a very material-focused process and try to enhance the cathartic and almost magical aspects of the making process. I like to work with mutative and ambiguous materials doomed to disappear and playing with the notion of transformation and the limits of attraction and repulsion.

I aim to question the primitive and contemporary notions of ritual and adornment with jewellery pieces sometimes implying the wearer in the making and unmaking process and more sculptural pieces.

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  • Margaux Clavel profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2013

  • Fire is the starting and focal point of my work, I use it both as a subject and an object, as a symbol carrier of meanings and a tool for making. In relation to fire I approach the notions of growth, decay, taboos, control, transgressions, sacred, profane, personal and collective mythology, desire, passage and heritage with objects embedded in strong narratives.

    I intend to materialise the immaterial through a very material-focused process and try to enhance the cathartic and almost magical aspects of the making process. I like to work with mutative and ambiguous materials doomed to disappear and playing with the notion of transformation and the limits of attraction and repulsion.

    I aim to question the primitive and contemporary notions of ritual and adornment with jewellery pieces sometimes implying the wearer in the making and unmaking process and more sculptural pieces.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Art History, Charles de Gaulle University – Lille 3, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, 2012; BA (Hons), Jewellery Making and Desig, SEPR, Lyon, France, 2011; City and Guilds, Jewellery Making and Design, BJO Formation, Paris, France, 2009
  • Experience

  • Jewellery making assistant, Maya Selway Jewellery, London, 2009–12; Administrative and sales assistant, Galerie Danenberg, Antique Jewellery, Paris, 2007–10; Jewellery making and sales assistant, Flavie Furst Jewellery, Paris, Delray Beach, 2007–8
  • Exhibitions

  • Rocks, Goldsmith Centre, London, 2013; Let's Have a Look V, Marzee, Nijmegen, 2012; Let's Have a Look/Give and Take, Marzee, Nijmegen, 2011; Time and Travel, Kudamm101, Berlin, 2011
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, NEWH Scholarship, 2013