With a father from Marseille and a mother from Arles, Agathe claimed her Provencal inheritance in Avignon, where she was born in 1967.
She opened her first atelier in Paris in 1992. Now created in a beautiful workshop overlooking the Marne river, an hour away from Paris, her one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry pieces are always spectacular. They emerge from an on-going dialogue between concept and matter… Agathe works with all kinds of metal like gold, titanium, silver or steel, blown, pulled and sanded glass, wood, coral as well as stones, precious or not, depending on her inspiration when she "meets" those materials and the people she creates for.
With shows in New York, Paris, Beirut or Sao Paolo where she won the " World's best Jewelry Designer Prize" in 1999, Agathe shows mainly in contemporary art and jewelry galleries from Yokohama to Barcelona, Oslo and Montreal. Agathe Saint Girons notably exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Exhibition "MEDUSA"), as well as at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs who bought one of works.
Agathe creates work on commission for major organizations as well as private collectors who admire both her sculpture and jewelry. She has also created numerous jewelry collections for PETIT H / HERMES since 2016.
For Agathe Saint Girons, each piece of her creation, jewelry or sculpture, comes as a result of a story of life you discover as you adopt it.
A creation for a word, a feeling for a shape.
Behind the apparent flightiness of the words that (French) mothers shout day in, day out – “DINNNNER’S READYYY!” – is the name of an exhibition in which Agathe Saint Girons introduces us to her vision of the influence of her family life on her artistic career. As the jeweller says: "Before naming the pieces that make up this exhibition, I immersed myself in a deep reflection on my feelings of impatience, amazement, losing myself… I pondered on everyone’s place in the family and addressed my doubts on how to design my own family journey… ". The original feature of this exhibition is to show jewelry that has sometimes been named before coming into the world and as an impulse to the creative act, a sort of catalyst of the desire to form, color, adorn… Fluctuating between humour and causticity, the pieces’ names are either keywords or a play on words in order to defuse the influence of the subject. They translate the long "learning of the mother tongue". "Resistance", for example, evokes both the opposition and the constancy necessary for raising children, "Tourner en bourrique" (to be running around in circles) or "keyhole" make it possible to turn the annoyances of everyday life into sweetness and laughter. These new creations celebrate the power of Women and the strength of Love.