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Roland Daraspe

Gold and silversmith
6 chemin du Tayet
33460 Macau
Nouvelle Aquitaine

Tel : +33 (0)5 57 88 48 79

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Roland Daraspe’s silversmithing workshop works exclusively to order, using only traditional techniques. Each piece is designed and made by hand, respecting the rigour and precision of ancestral methods.

Always working cold, the workshop carries out every single stage of the creative process. Having produced his design, Roland Daraspe fashions the object by alternately hammering and annealing, a process which involves heating the metal to a high temperature to give it back its malleability. Other techniques are then employed to finish the object: repoussé, stamping, soldering, chasing and engraving.

Finishing is carried out using progressively fine abrasives, polishing with cotton discs and polishing pastes, and brightening with flannel discs and finer pastes. The clean, asymmetrical lines which characteristise Roland Daraspe’s works, and the excellence of his productions, have attracted some of the most prestigious glassworks and crystalworks (including Daum and Baccarat), and demanding institutional customers such as the offices of the French President of the Republic.