Claire lives and works in Brussels (Belgium) Since 1989, artist creator of contemporary jewellery, objets, drawings. Since 1997 she organised artistic meetings (plastic arts, cinema, conferences, lectures music). She has a Master of Arts in the field of Visual Arts, and space (multidisciplinary, jewellery, formal structure). Graduate at the Institute of Applied Arts and Crafts, Brussels. Jewelry Bachelor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Arlon. Since 2003 Contemporary jewellery teacher at Academy of fine Arts. Teacher of many workshops (jewelery, resin, artistic research, …). Teacher at « institut Jeanne Toussaint » (Arts et Métiers), Bruxelles. Before 2003 Teacher in the broader context of fine arts. Many exhibitions in Belgium and in the world since 1992.
« &-re » pocket jewelery
Technique: unique handmade piece. Cutting, adjusting, shaping, welding of metal. Gold-silver smelting.
Her proposal : « &-re », meeting for a relational renaissance (re-birth). 2 pieces (pocket jewelery) living alone or together. In the pocket, in the hand or put down. When one mentions jewelry, one refers to the object. To the meaning given to the object. In this perspective, the object is timeless – because polysemous – and at the same time temporal because present in the moment catched by the eye and/or exchange. By the body that bears it, touches it, it becomes an object symbolizing a representation – place, souvenir, memory. These objects accompany and have accompanied since humans are humans. In her work she search sometimes for this archetypal notion. To reveal what is common, day-to-day, but that has something to do with intimacy, a trace, sensitivity. This relation becomes bond because it creates a link between the person and the object – inserting a myth, a ritual. An touch-sensitive infinity. This link gives a purpose to the object and to the person who touches it. They can be hand held, poetry of the invisible. The jewelry muddles with the limits of it’s structure because it’s a symbol, intimate and indispensable to mankind. It’s its’ root, from yesterday to today, and again tomorrow. Both jewelry submitted are objects reflecting these thoughts. They are labelled with word (&) and reflections, becoming symbols. They are sonorous objects, objects to be transmitted, to share. Their meanings have always existed, request to live elsewhere, while existing here.