It was in Paris, his hometown, that Karl Mazlo’s love for jewelry and design was born.
Jewelery artist, his curiosity and his passion for his art will lead him to almost all latitudes in search of new techniques, precious materials and new stories.
Graduated of the art of jewelery from the Boulle school, he continues to train with great master jewelers but his desire is to shake up contemporary jewelry, to create a dialogue between material, tools and tradition under the light of his creativity.
He went to an artistic residency at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, where he discovered traditional Japanese techniques. He opens up to a new philosophy that combines poetry, rigor and ancestral expertise. He returned to Paris with the desire to create even more links between cultures and traditions. He then multiplied the trips and the meetings with artists and craftsmen from all over the world.
Today, it is in Paris, in his workshop located in the Cite Artisanale of the Villa du Lavoir that he designs, creates, and manufactures his unique pieces. This place is also a place of exchanges and meetings between artists with whom he collaborates.
The work and art of Karl Mazlo are recognized and awarded with numerous awards.
He was rewarded with the price for the Arts and Crafts of the Rotary Club, 1st price of the label Manufactured in Paris, Laureate of the regional price of the Art Workshops of France and finalist for the price of the creation of the city of Paris and for the « intelligence of the hand » by the Bettencourt Foundation.
He also enjoys recognition as an artist, his pieces have been admired during exhibitions at the Musée De La Chasse et De La Nature, the Grand Palais and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum.
For Karl Mazlo, jewelry is not just a luxury accessory. Each of his creations is unique, the owner of the work is part of the creative adventure. He sculpts the material with the memories and the remembrance of the individuals. It is in the light of often unrecognized traditional techniques that he brings unique and timeless pieces to life.
His work is a permanent dialogue between tradition and modernity, ancestral techniques and creativity. His works are a journey through memories and material.
This vision is part of the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, to sublimate imperfections.
He is shaking up the codes of contemporary jewelry by offering pieces made from new materials, natural, raw and set aside from jewelry.
The first step in creating a piece of jewelry is meeting the person who will wear it.
It is in the privacy of the workshop that a unique exchange takes place.
The starting point is always the same, the memories, the origins. What follows is an encounter with the tools and materials that will make the jewel. The person touches and discovers textures, appropriates it. During this exchange, Karl Mazlo collects the key words, memories and anecdotes that will constitute the story carried by the jewel.
During this moment of sharing, the buyer discovers the different stages that will punctuate the creation of the jewel.
TRADITION AND TECHNIQUE
Karl Mazlo's jewelry is the result of a subtle blend of creativity, modernity, tradition and mastery of ancestral techniques.
It is in his travels that Karl Mazlo draws his inspiration, he goes to meet craftsmen with traditional techniques that have been almost forgotten. He learned new skills from these masters and returned to Paris with ancestral tools and techniques from another time. By their side he discovers new sensibilities, new creativities that he includes in his artistic approach.
Learning these techniques and tradition, including them in your vision, is a way of preserving secular know-how and developing your profession.