20th July - 30th Sept 2007
'Wood You?'
Exciting new showcase of thirteen internationally
renowned jewellery artists working in wood.



'Relics' brooch in wood and silver
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Marielle Ledoux

In this work, my intention was to do relics. I don't know if I chose the wood or if it chose me. Since I found it casually, it caught all my attention. It was an ancient girder, eaten capricious by the termites. I began working on it, and felt that it was transmitting its warmth, its smell, its nobility, its resistance, its peace, its history. (Approximately 300 years).
As I went deep and deeper into my work; always leaving me to go to the sensations that it was transmitting the wood this one revealed its interior universe. A girder gives stability, support, and balance to a house. Then my relics have the power to balance, and to stabilize internally who uses them.

Biographical details


Artists taking part in 'Wood You?' are: Stephanie Jendis, Germany; Mette Jensen, Denmark; Marianne Schliwinski, Germany; Katy Hackney, UK; Ulrich Reithofer, Austria; Julia Harrison, USA; Yu-Chun Chen, Taiwan; Ramon Puig Cuyas, Spain; Grace Girvan, UK; Terhi Tolvanen, Finland; Beppe Kessler, Holland; Marie Uhlirova, Czech Republic; Marielle Ledoux, Uruguay.