The Fondation Bernardaud presents an exhibition about an art that is not yet well recognized in France: contemporary jewelry.


I would like to share with you this article about Bernardaud.

The French brand, well known for its Limoges’ porcelains, is holding this exhibit named “Un peu de terre sur la peau” (a bit of clay on the skin) in Paris – Musée des Arts Décoratifs (same building as Louvre Museum)

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Shu-Lin Wu, earring Girandole-Mokume # 2, 2010 – Porcelaine, silver  –© photo : Hsiao-Yin Chao

Un peu de terre sur la peau – A bit of clay on the skin 

The exhibition features 140 compelling ceramic creations, from 18 international artists. Some of the exhibit’s pieces present a modernized and personal vision of their generally associated with jewelry creators’ traditions, while others totally reinvent their concepts, and symbols.

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Peter Hoogeboom, necklace Spanish Collar, 1995 – Porcelain, silver –© photo : Henni van Beek

Here is summary of the French only related article, in the Bernardaud’s website.

“If traditional jewels are mainly based on precious stones and precious metals,

contemporary jewels are reaching to art, design and craftsmanship.”

This exhibit displays 140 works made of ceramics, by 18 artists from various countries.”

Contemporary jewelery has become a field of innovative experimentation 

It is quite interesting to see how porcelain can be used in such new fields, and how artists can interpret this new material in so many different ways.



From March 15th to August 19th 2012

Musée des Arts Décoratifs 
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Tél : 01 44 55 57 50

Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm
Late-night opening on Thursdays until 9pm (only for temporary exhibitions and the jewel gallery.)

Full-price: 9.50€
Half-price: 8€




via : Bernardaud and BijouxContemporainsJewelry

This post is also available in: French


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