Gold at your fingertips: Vincent MARINESSE, designer jeweler auxerrois wins the 2021 Métiers d’Art prize

Each year, the Chamber of Trades and Crafts organizes the Departmental Prize for Crafts in which three categories compete: traditional trades, restoration / conservation and contemporary creation. They were five professionals affiliated to this last category to participate. It is Vincent MARINESSE, jeweler-setter in Auxerre, who won the palm for a gold and silver pendant that required no less than 90 hours of work and featuring an open book with removable pages.

AUXERRE : At the time of the awards, the new president of the Chamber of Trades and Crafts, Jean-Pierre RICHARD confides a regret: “I would have liked to have been Jacques Martin at the fan school and reward everyone! “. This annual competition is important, because if it makes it possible to distinguish a particular craftsman, it is through him, all these women and men of passion, imagining and creating exceptional pieces that are thus highlighted.

Besides Vincent MARINESSE, were in the running this year, Marion GAGNEPAIN, basket maker, for a woven wicker vase, Rudy BAUCHET, manufacturer of furniture and concrete objects for a concrete and wood lamp, Lucile BERAUD, leather maker, for the creation a handbag and Charlotte BLANZY, creator of jewelry in leather and feathers, resin and plants, for a bracelet and earrings set. So many unique works of undeniable originality, “Difficult to decide because all of high quality and requiring great know-how” recognizes the president of the consular chamber.

A profile of architect designer who branched out into jewelry …

By the person’s own admission, the number three has continued him since the start of his schooling. A figure brings luck it seems since it took Vincent MARINESSE to wait for his third participation in the competition to see himself rewarded. After a Bac in applied arts, he discovered a passion for jewelry, and after an apprenticeship in Lyon, followed by a CAP in fine jewelry (where he graduated first in his promotion). !), completed his studies in Paris, graduated from the Haute Ecole de Joaillerie. Nice course, for someone who originally intended to be an architect designer! A profession of which he still retains some vocabulary traits, when he mentions the fact of “Build a jewel”, enthusiastic about each new creation, by the idea “To have achieved something lasting over time, which we will pass on over the generations…”. Happy to have been able to discuss with the candidates and “To soak up other professions, their common passion …”.

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Jointly set up by the Chamber of Trades and Crafts, the city of Auxerre and the Community of Auxerrois, the ephemeral arts and crafts shop returns to downtown Auxerre, rue Fécauderie, for the end of year celebrations. The opportunity to fill your basket with gifts for the whole family. Will be present alternately:

From November 23 to December 12

  • Axes et Soirs, milliner at Les Clérimois
  • Corinne MORIANO, Art framing in Vermenton
  • Laurence’s upholsterer workshop, decorator upholsterer in Saint-Bris le Vineux
  • Corinne DEANA, Ceramics – modeling in Moulins sur Ouanne
  • Sophie GRIMARD, wood turner in Gaillac-Toulza
  • Perline Sam Origami, origami in Valravillon
  • B Couture Créative, Seamstress in Irancy

From December 13 to 31

  • Charlie O ‘Plumes, creation of leather and feather jewelry in Druyes les Belles Fontaines
  • Claire GROSJEAN, ceramics in Auxerre
  • Disha, Stylist, model maker at Escolives Sainte Camille *
  • MJS Déco workshop, renovation of furniture and objects in Saint-Bris le Vineux
  • Recycling Stuff Shop, recycled paper creations in Cudot
  • Manaia, creation of natural stone jewelry in Augy

In addition, Jean-Pierre RICHARD announced that on the occasion of the European Days of Crafts, an exhibition bringing together about sixty artisans is scheduled to be held at the Abbey of Saint-Germain on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April. next.

Dominique BERNERD

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Gold at your fingertips: Vincent MARINESSE, designer jeweler auxerrois wins the 2021 Métiers d’Art prize