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Karl Mazlo

  • Jewellery maker
  • Paris, France
  • Master Artisan
Karl Mazlo Jewellery maker
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 762689159
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Forging intimate connections

  • • Karl's craft is a dialogue between thought, tools and the material
  • • He leaves room for the unexpected, fostering authenticity
  • • He is influenced by Japanese philosophy and techniques

Raised in a family of artists, Karl Mazlo began creating jewellery at the age of five, copying his jeweller father. He feels lucky to have grown up within such a richly creative and artistic world. “My work is a reflection of my mother’s sensitivity, my father’s creativity, and the thoroughness of my training,” he says. Karl is deeply interested in Japan and Japanese artistry. He was artist-in-residence at Kyoto’s Villa Kujoyama in 2016. Much of his work reflects this thoughtful appreciation for the land of the rising sun: “I was able to meet with Kunihiko Moriguchi, a National Living Treasure; that meeting re-centered my creative process, inspiring me on a new artistic path.”

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Works

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Photo: ©MonCaramelParis
Saké cup

Black Garden is a sculpture in its own right where a ring and its receptacle cohabit. The piece wants to bring another look on the jewel by giving it as much importance as its staging. Abandoning the use of precious stones, the jeweler mixed gold with damascus steel, the forging techniques of which he learned during his residency at the Kujoyama Villa in Kyoto. The whole piece was then polished. The metal was blackened with an elaborate patina made from green tea.

Length 5 cm
Width 5 cm
Height 5 cm

Photo: ©Matthieu Gauchet
Black Garden

Black Garden is a sculpture in its own right where a ring and its receptacle cohabit. The piece wants to bring another look on the jewel by giving it as much importance as its staging. Abandoning the use of precious stones, the jeweler mixed gold with damascus steel, the forging techniques of which he learned during his residency at the Kujoyama Villa in Kyoto. The whole piece was then polished. The metal was blackened with an elaborate patina made from green tea.

Length 18 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 5 cm

Photo:
Blue Mountain

This gold ring's design is inspired by nighttime mountains and starry skies. Karl sprinkled deep blue lapis lazuli with pyrite chips and set it on a gold and steel background. A small woman has been carved in silver and can be seen on the side of the ring.

Length 1.6 cm
Width 2.3 cm
Height 2.7 cm

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