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Sylvaine Gorgo

  • Stone marquetry maker
  • Valensole, France
  • Master Artisan
Sylvaine Gorgo Stone marquetry maker
Contact
French, English, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 683141167
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The torchbearer

  • • Sylvaine cannot conceive modernity without tradition
  • • She’s fascinated by Asia, Persian miniatures and ancient legends
  • • Her workshop has always been open to everyone

Sylvaine Gorgo worked as a stone cutter, cutting marble, granite and other stones in their raw forms for paved walkways, basins, and fountains, before dedicating herself to hard stone marquetry. The story of this self-taught artist is intimately tied to the family of the late artist Wladislav Bebko, who passed on the torch to her when they entrusted her with his stone marquetry workshop. Practising what she calls the big gap between decoration and personal creations, she carries out special orders using commesso and intarsia techniques and develops her own language using almost exclusively inlays on stone. Using marble slabs as a backdrop to tell her stories is the most fulfilling way for her to express herself.

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Works

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Artemis

This beautiful inlay mosaic on marble stone pictures Artemis (Diane), the goddess of nature and hunting, holding her bow. Handcrafted using stone marquetry by Sylvaine Gorgo, the stones were carefully selected for their colours.

Length 30 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 2 cm

Photo: ©Sylvaine GORGO
The Evil Queen of Snow White

This beautiful inlay mosaic on marble stone portrays the evil queen of Snow White asking: “Mirror, mirror, who is the most beautiful, and fairest of them all?". Handcrafted using stone marquetry by Sylvaine Gorgo, the stones were carefully selected for their colours.

Length 30 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 1 cm

Photo: ©Sylvaine GORGO
Work in progress

This inlay mosaic on marble stone portrays the evil queen in Snow White. The image shows the creative process in action and how the craftswoman uses detailed drawings to create her pieces.

Length 30 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 1 cm

Photo: ©Sylvaine GORGO
Donkey Skin

This inlay mosaic on marble stone depicts Charles Perrault’s story of Peau d’âne (Donkey skin). Sylvaine Gorgo carefully chooses coloured stones to handcraft her stone marquetry pictures.

Length 30 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 1 cm

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