“Ceramic Necklace” by Marie Delarue


Necklace made of ceramic
©Marion Delarue



Marion Delarue graduated from the Contemporary Jewellery Department of the Strasbourg School of Decorative Arts and has studied for multiple international diplomas. She followed her studies in France with an apprenticeship in glass and ceramics, then studied the art of Ottchil – traditional Korean lacquer – at Pai-Chai University in South Korea before finishing her training at the Estonian Academy of Arts, in Tallinn.
Nourished by the different techniques she learned during her travels, Marion Delarue was exposed in art galleries in Vienna South Korea, before presenting her large necklaces entitled Cracheh at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2013, objets d’art inspired by the traditional Korean headdress – a huge black chignon with a gold pin through it – which she transformed into a torque necklace.


If you want to represent the glaze of the fire, and purity in materials, go further and represent and very skillful designer, that connoisseurs are aware that it is perfectly normal that a ceramic jewel is more expensive than steel or even titanium because of the level of performance and control of the designer.

Wear it as you are the only one who knows what jewelry means.


The base components are clay and water. ‘Poor’ materials that can be combined and worked with great expertise to become objects of value that speak for themselves. Working methods full of art, poetry, and know-how bring to life jewels in porcelain, ceramic and grès. Their appearance, which can often be slightly primitive, actually accentuates surfaces that are precious in their way. 

While jewelers may choose ceramics for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces first and foremost as accessories meant for daytime, artists branch out with creations that are exercises of style that seem to come from other worlds. The fact that they aren’t mass-produced and just how exquisite they are aesthetical means that ceramic jewels fall into the category of ‘inspirational objects’.

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