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Ateliers d’Art de France hosted its annual Young Craft Creation Competition. On September 2020, it announced the 4 winners of the 60th Le Prix de La Jeune Crèation Mètiers d’Art/The Prize for Young Craft Creation (PJCMA).
Since 1960, PJCMA is awarded by Ateliers d’Art de France to highlight the talents of tomorrow. From a selected jury of experts, based on; artistic quality, innovative outlook and technical masters of an associated know-how the next generation of creators are chosen.
Ateliers d’Art de France represents and defends the professionals in the trade of art and it is a place of exchange that brings together the craftsmen, relevant institutions, public authorities and society. The mission of PJCMA is to raise awareness on the importance of craftsmanship, to encourage and support the next generations of craftsmen.
The competition supports the winners by helping them develop their own workshops and expand their professional network by giving them necessary training, setting up communication campaigns, participating them in a professional or general public trade shows (such as; Révélations, Maison&Objet, International Cultural Heritage Fair).
This year’s PJCMA winners are:
Anne Charlotte Saliba: paper designer
Juliette Vivien: ceramist
Carole Serny: contemporary goldsmith and grinder
Louis Biron: metal sculptor – chiseler
Anne Charlotte Saliba is a paper designer and sculptor with a passion for botany and the world of living. She has developed a strong bond with paper that she constantly experiments with. Her collections of lamps are based upon a mathematical game which ensures the perfect and geometrical volume of its rooms. She does everything by had, even the pieces in large formats where the attention to details always prevails.
Juliette Vivien is a ceramist who has been interested in the notion of scale and miniaturism, that has become the signature of the artist’s work. Each of her pieces in stoneware or porcelain are accompanied by a scale model, identical to the original creation. All shaped by hand, she creates functional products of bowls, vases, teapots and uses a particular technique called crystallisation and random enamelling. On the containers, patterns and colors are always a surprise as they reveal their vivid colors when they come out of the oven.
Carole Serny is a contemporary goldsmith and grinder. She combines her training at the École Boulle and professional experience in the field of design and contemporary furniture. Whether they are intended for the art of the table, decoration or interior architecture, bronze casting is always in line with contemporary and artistic vision of chasing. For her jewellery objects, stationary items and button, the artist uses minimalist lines and richness of ornamentations.
Louis Biron is a trained chiseler who studies in École Boulle. He is an artist that integrates nature in his creative processes. He is inspired by the patterns earthworms, ants and molluscs make on various surfaces. Constantly questioning the relevance of the luxury industry and consumer goods, he takes objects found in our daily lives, plastic bottles and jewelries… moulds, melts and patinates them to come up with new contemporary designs. Far from the simple organic aesthetics, his craftsmanship constantly evolves as his work theories the living with an atypical practice of his own.