Florence Jaquet | Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH), 1979 | Lives and works in Enges (CH)
I start creating from natural materials that I find strong and fragile at the same time. I like to accentuate both aspects in my jewels. The material has things to say and I listen with my hands.
It is therefore very important to me to respect and preserve these materials as well as possible, by not breaking or drilling them. I elaborate my own assembling techniques borrowed from other crafts such as textile crafts that keeps the form and structure of each element. It is deliberately reversible, which allows the object to pursue another life after it has lived as a jewel.
I named my work “organic” with reference to the word “organ”. As a jewel is meant to be worn, it becomes an extra organ on the body : it influences the body’s balance, movements, functions, and it has an effect on connections with other people. As an organ, it is vital and yet so fragile and will be altered during the course of its life.
To me a jewel is much more than just an ornament. It is an essential message to others and to the world.
Group Exhibitions (selection)
2016 Prix Jumelles, Ballenberg Museum, Hofstetten (CH)
2016 Adornment – the shape of wearable art, Venice in a Bottle, Venezia (IT)
2016 Le charme de l’usure, l’Ateul, Neuchâtel (CH)
2015 Partout, Galerie Impressions, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)
2015 Sauvagerie, l’Ateul, Neuchâtel (CH)
2014 Rule the world, Friends of Carlotta, Zürich (CH)
2014 A boire et à manger, l’Ateul, NeuchâteL (CH)
2013 A(n)imez-moi, l’Ateul, Neuchâtel (CH)
2013 Popierukas , Kaunas Photography gallery, Kaunas (LT)
2012 Bijoux d’un jour, bijoux d’un soir, Galerie Séries Rares, Carouge (CH)
2012 Un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, l’Ateul, Neuchâtel (CH)
2012 Végétalité, galerie Kamala, Lausanne (CH)
2011 Biennale d’art contemporain, Musée des Beaux-arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)
2009 Feuille Cailloux Ciseaux, Neuchâtel (CH)
2007-2009 Atelier Lubik, Saint-Blaise (CH)
2016 Marie-Claire suisse, September 2016, p. 4
2013 Rhine Capital MARKER® featured design, August 2013
2013 Popierukas, Kaunas Photography gallery, Kaunas Lituanie, catalog
2012 Goldschmiede Zeitung, September 2012, p. 84-85
2011 70e Biennale d’art contemporain, Musée des Beaux-arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, catalog