Catherine Granche lives and works in the country, sharing her time between the garden and the workshop. She harvests in her environment materials to transform and is feed by the perceptions of space and the place that takes the body through time and seasons. Her jewels are carriers of memories of places and events that live within and define us. They testify to the expression of the body as a sensitive place, reflecting its environment.
Horticulture and jewelry cohabit in her creative work. The elements gathered from the wild are significant. In addition to their formal qualities, they evoke the construction, growth, aid and symbiotic relationships as well as their opposites, such parasitism, found in nature and in our world in general. The creation is structured around specific themes and collections of objects, organic materials, sensations and memories. Currently, the harvested items -fruits, seeds, cones, branches- are processed by moulding; porcelain and silver are the preferred materials.
Having practiced successively set design, horticulture and jewelry, Granche has pursued a research work and creation where the body is related to space, to the notion of scale and the environment that circumscribed it. Scenery, landscape, ornament: these three concepts are embodied in her current practice of the contemporary jewel.
Where to Buy
Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.