Marion Lebouteiller
4 Boscobel Road
Winchester
SO22 6RY
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00447580943341

Exhibitions

CURRENT/UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2017

"Ringing the changes " - Ring exhibition at Victoria Sewart Gallery - Plymouth, UK - 15 April / 16 July

Made London Bloomsbury - London, UK - 20/21 May

"Beyond the blue" - exhibition at Gill Wing contemporary jewellery - London, July/August

Made London Marylebone - London, UK - 19/22 October

DAZZLE @Oxo - London, UK - 12 November/ 7 January 2018


PAST EXHIBITIONS

2016 ​

"Boucles d'oreilles" - Earrings exhibitions at Galerie Bettina Flament - Lille, France - January/February.

DAZZLE @ Oxo - London, UK - 13 November 2016 / 8 January 2017

SIERAAD International Art Fair - Amsterdam, NL - 10/13 November

Made London Marylebone - London, UK - 20/23 OctoberGreat Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester, UK - 6/9 October

ACJ show, Choice! - New Ashgate Gallery - Farnham - 17 September/5 November

BCTF The British Craft Trade Fair - London - 11/13 September

West Dean Design and Craft Fair - West Dean College nr Chichester, UK - 3/5 June
"Bagues" - Ring exhibition at Galerie Bettina Flament- Lille, France - 14 June /16 July
Omega Studios - Summer exhibition - St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, UK - July / August

Made London Bloomsbury - London - 29 April / 1 May

Victoria Sewart Contemporary jewellery gallery - solo exhibition - Plymouth, UK - 4 March/ 29 April

Creative Voice, Lincoln Art Studios - Massachussetts, USA

Creative Voice, Visual Art Exchange - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


2015

Sleight of Hand ACJ Touring Exhibition - the Brewhouse, Burton upon Trent, UK - 1/28 September
- the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK - 7/31 October
- Plymouth College of Art Gallery - Plymouth, UK - 16 November/12 December​

Made Brighton - Brighton, UK - 19/22 November

Made by Hand - Cardiff, Wales, UK - 30 October/1 November

SIT Select showcase- Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK - 23/25 October

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester, UK - 8/11 October

10 Days Winchester, Chalk - Winchester, UK - 10 October/7 November

Salisbury Contemporary Craft and Heritage Festival - Salisbury, UK - 5 and 6 September

City Lit " Four seasons "- 1-10 Keeley Street London WC2B 4BA, UK - 7/23 April

City Lit Pop up shop - London, UK - 22 and 24 April

Biography

I am a French jeweller who lives and works in Hampshire, England. My creations are born out of my fascination for materials, colours and beauties of nature. I grew up surrounded by 150 volcanoes and I am somehow hoping that the wearer will find and feel a connection with nature that s/he might have forgotten or never had.

I suggest oppositions between nature and culture, natural and artificial, wild and domestic and I highlight contrasts of colours, textures, feelings. My background as a chaser and patinateur on bronze sculptures influences deeply my approach to contemporary art jewellery.

I am inspired by my surroundings but also by the Japanese culture and the «Wabi-Sabi» philosophy: the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. I like leaving space to the unexpected and let the materials express themselves.
My techniques include the lost-wax casting and the casting from natural items into silver or bronze but also soldering, hand piercing, traditional chasing techniques.

All my pieces are handmade, either one-offs or small series, using recycled or Fairmined metals wherever possible, as I am very much into the idea (and the actions) of living on this planet with a minimum impact on the environment and on the life of mining labourers.

More Images

Image 1
Infinite studs. Patinated bronze and silver fitting
Image 2
Ribbon ring. Sterling silver.
Image 3
Infinite oxidised ring I. Sterling silver.