Shallow holes are made in the cabochon. By tradition, gemstones would be inset into these holes, but here they are left open, blank, forming the decorative pattern in their own right.
Art is an attachment- a personal story that begins with his father who was a leading figure in photography, his artist mother, History of Art studies at the Sorbonne, directing art documentaries for the Metropolis series (Arte Channel) and the numerous exhibitions he curated at the turn of the millennium.
Samuel Gassmann has crafted his vision and approach to the world through art. The creation of form and origins are central questions in the development of his brand.
In French, the verb émeriser describes the process of sanding down before polishing. This particular expression clearly warms hearts in the workshop. “The beauty of technical terms!” one might hear when passing through the studio, or even “Sorry I can’t. I’ve got my hands full, I’m emerising.”