Lucia Fiore

Lucia Fiore

LUCIA FIORE
Strasbourg, France


Since 2017, Lucia has worked at the crossroads of crafts and visual arts from her Strasbourg studio, combining the old techniques of 'plumasserie' with a desire for exploration and formal research.

Lucia pursued her art studies in Strasbourg, where she attended both University and the prestigious Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR). In her fine art classes, Lucia discovered her taste for shaping raw materials such as feathers, wax, and fish skin.

After her Master's degree, she felt like specializing in one specific material: the feather, so she completed her studies with a vocational qualification to become a 'Plumassière' in the only existing school in Paris.

 

"Plumasserie's not dead"

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Plumasserie technique

The artist combines the old techniques of plumasserie and new technologies.
To start with, a CNC machine is used to cut and sculpt the wood of each pair of earrings or brooch. Then each piece of wood is sanded down and waxed by hand.
After that, the plumasserie part can begin. Feathers are prepared and applied by hand. The feathers are washed, sorted, combed, trimmed and glued one by one.

Not all feathers are the same

Lucia uses parrots’ and budgerigars’ feathers coming from private aviaries in Alsace. They come from the natural moult of the birds and are the result of a patient collection. She also uses poultry feathers such as peacocks or pheasants, coming from specializing breeding farms.

Nature at the heart

Her creations take the form of small series of jewellery, framed compositions and sculptures, in which the feather is not reduced to just an ornament, but becomes the central subject. The visual qualities of this material, the richness of its colours and its iridescence, are expressed through compositions inspired by nature, traditional arts and geometric minimalism.

You might wonder...

What products can jewellery not come into contact with?

Feathers are very delicate, but with the right care, you will make your jewellery last forever. They fear moisture and direct contact with cosmetic products such as perfumes, creams and lacquers. Avoid touching or rubbing the feather mosaic as much as possible.

What else to undertake for their maintenance and care?

Do not wear them when you are playing sports or working out. When you are not wearing your jewellery, put it back in its case (in the case of earrings, take care that they are well separated because if they come into contact with each other, the earrings can be damaged. In case dust gets trapped, blow the jewellery with your breath, a hair dryer or a brush with soft bristles. To re-disinfect the barbs (feather hairs), you can wipe a slightly damp cloth over each feather in the direction of the 'hair'.