faience and sterling silver
3 x 3 x 1,5 cm
Chéri-Cherries is the name of a series of pieces made with faience and sterling silver. This series began in 2019-2020 by a neckpiece and a bracelet, the work is in progress and will be pursued with some other pieces but at this time, the earrings presented are the first one. The cherries are made one by one in faience, then glazed, the stems are made from a wire mold for this project, then hammered and oxidized. Each piece is one of a kind.
Granche’s work focuses on the collecting and conservation of organic elements in order to transform them into jewelry. Collected during her walks in nature or during her daily activities, each element acts as a reflection of an intimate moment, and is thus treated as an artifact. Fascinated by each fruit's formal qualities as well as its
ethnobotanical history, she observes their morphological changes, from the seed to the mature fruit.
Her reflection on food has introduced into her practice new interests for culture, nutrition, and notions of consumption and responsibility in the face of several challenges in our society: health, social dictates and pressures, over-consumption, pollution, and the hegemony of the food and pharmaceutical industries. These are
issues that we are confronted with on a daily basis and which define us culturally through the choices we make.
In the same way that one's choice to wear jewelry is a definition of one's identity and cultural belonging.