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Explore and create 3: from French jewels to Japanese lacquer

Maximal participants:
12

Immerse yourself into two magnificent arts and crafts traditions.

This class is conducted by a Japanese lacquer instructor and a jeweler with many years’ experience in Van Cleef & Arpels’ workshops, along with an instructor.

Two traditions, two Arts, two types of Savoir-Faire: French Jewelry and Japanese Urushi Lacquer. "Mains d’Or" (Golden Hands) from the High Jewelry Workshops of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels and a Master of Urushi Laqueur initiate you into the secrets of their Art.
Seated at the jeweler’s bench, you work both with metal and with inlaid vegetable ivory, to create motifs on a butterfly jewel’s wings. In the lacquer workshop, using tools and materials from far away, you create your lacquered butterfly, praticing three of the lacquer master’s ancestral techniques: placing colors, Maki-e, and mosaics in mother of pearl.

 

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Professors

Franck (lacquer craftsman, graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués)

"This class offers something that does not exist anywhere else in the world. In the space of a few hours, someone with no previous experience can enter the magnificent surroundings of the Place Vendôme and produce an object in Japanese lacquer. It is truly exceptional. I hope that you will still be talking about it in 20 years time."

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Students' reviews

Allana S. – New York

12/09/15
Such a fun and educational experience. What a wonderful chance to meet others who admire the beauty of nature combined with the creativity of mankind.

Ashley M. – New York

12/09/15
Wonderful classes and fantastic teachers. You can feel their passion and the dedication they have in their work. I’m leaving feeling very inspired!

Karen T. – New York

11/26/15
Thank you for such a lovely morning session yesterday at L’Ecole. I truly was so impressed with the school, the organization and my fellow attendees. The experience was just so positive!

Joëlle S. – Paris

11/26/15
Je profite de l'occasion pour vous renouveler mes remerciements et félicitations pour la très grande qualité de l'accueil et des interventions au sein de l'École. Je vous confirme bien volontiers que, d'expérience de plus de trente années dans les métiers du haut luxe, et des formations dans les plus grandes Maisons, celles que vous même, votre équipe et vos collaborateurs extérieurs proposent sont d'une originalité et d'un niveau incomparables.