Craftsman of Art: Creative Jeweler and Watchmaker inspired by Art and Nature
Simon-Pierre Delord | Discover my workshop and my work in Cordes-sur-Ciel in the Tarn
Bench work. Photographer: Christian LOUSSERT
After 10 years of creating jewelry and watches for others, I created my own design workshop. Since 2018 I have my workshop in front of the Capelette Saint-Jacques in the medieval city of Cordes sur Ciel.
I studied at the Institut Catholique des Arts et Métiers (Toulouse) and at the Strate College Designer (Paris). Over the years, I have specialized in direct carving of small dimensions. I highlight this know-how through the Art of Glyptics and the ancestral technique of Lost Wax for the creation of jewels and luxury watches.
My world :
Each piece is thought out and crafted like a Talisman. These are adventure sketches inspired by Art and Nature that I invite you to enrich. Each creation is made to awaken and accompany.
Gems inspire me to create fantastic universes where materials, shapes and their evocative powers mingle. I only do unique pieces or small series.
"I create objects made to awaken and accompany its custodian"
- Lost wax casting: The jewel is carved by hand in wax. This wax is trapped in plaster. We put the plaster in the oven. The wax melts and leaves its mark. We fill this imprint with precious metal. This Art requires mastery of sculpture but also that of the foundry process. The foundry is carried out in my Workshop.
Casting a silver bar. Photographer: Loïc MARTIN
- The Glyptic : Sculpture on precious stone, fine stone or semi-precious stone. It starts with a drawing and a stone then an artistic soul for the realization. I will give birth to animal, floral or architectural works for a private client or other jewelry artists. This Art requires hours, weeks, sometimes months of work. For the greatest Craftsmen, this can go up to years for exceptional pieces.
Final polishing of an Amethyst scarab. Photographer: Olivier BLOTTIERE
- Watchmaking : Design, conception and development of cases, dials and rings for the casing of Swiss movements such as ETA 6498, ETA 2671, ETA 2824. Lathe, milling machine and other tools allow me to not subcontract anything. During this type of development, I sometimes call on Vincent Candellé Tuheille watchmaker in Toulouse. I can also manufacture housings for old type 6498 movements for example.
Cleaning the plaster of an Argentium watchcase after the foundry. Photographer: Marjorie PUYO
Tailor-made Jewelry and Watches:
I support you in the design and realization of the jewelry or watch of your dreams. Thanks to my know-how and the equipment of my workshop, I help you to give birth to your most creative ideas. I also put at your disposal my lithotheque in which you will find a wide choice of precious stones, semi-precious stones and semi-precious stones.