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Camille Jacquemin

Camille Jacquemin Metal sculptor
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French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+41 754177458
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Mixing metals in a dream-like world

  • • Camille twice won the title of Best French Apprentice
  • • She experiments with combining metals with Murano glass and wood
  • • She makes her own tools as they cannot be bought in a shop

Attracted to the art of metalwork, Camille Jacquemin attended ENSAAMA in Paris because it was the only school with a contemporary approach to the study of metals. Here she discovered a wide range of techniques, all of which opened up new creative possibilities for her. She went on to learn raising and silversmithing as well as English and Japanese techniques. One particular method she learnt was keum-boo, an ancient gilding technique used to apply a thin foil of gold to silver, creating a melding of the two metals without soldering. Taking a traditional approach to her work, Camille prefers to sculpt by hand. Innovation is found in her ideas, the mix of materials and her forms.

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Works

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Echinide 133

Inspired by the marine world, Echinide 133 was shaped from a single sheet of red brass. In order to give the holes a natural-looking and distorted effect, Camille drilled the brass before hammering it into its final form. She then patinated the final form with copper sulphate and a blow torch.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 11 cm

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Echinide 144

A unique piece inspired by the marine world, Echinide 144 was hand raised from a single sheet of red brass. Camille drilled the surface of the brass sheet before hammering it into its final form. In doing so, the holes have distorted with the rest of the vessel, incorporating them naturally into the final brass form. Finally, Camille used cold chemicals to add a patina to the vessel.

Height 6.5 cm
Diameter 13 cm

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Echinoidea

Camille wanted to create a mysterious piece that would present a fantastical world inside a tactile outer body. The vessel was hand raised from a single sheet of brass. Camille has pierced the surface of the vessel and integrated Murano glass spikes, creating an interior that provokes the viewer's imagination. The vessel has been gilded with 24k gold and a final patina applied.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 12 cm

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Pomme D'argent (Silver Apple)

Silver Apple was inspired by the forms and designs of the Art Deco period. This unique silver plated teapot was formed from sheets of brass hammered into their final shape by hand. Camille hand carved an elegant wooden handle that mirrors the curve of the teapot.

Height 11.5 cm
Length 13.5 cm
Width 9 cm

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Pomme D'or (Golden Apple)

Camille hand raised this apple shaped creamer by hand, hammering sheets of brass into this final form and leaving the hammered effect apparent on the surface of the vessel. The creamer was then gilded.

Height 8.4 cm
Diameter 7.5 cm

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